Joseph H. Hoover
Department of Geography and the Environment
University of Denver
Water Resources, GIScience, WebGIS, Environmental Decision-Making
Hale, R.L., Hoover, J.H., Wollheim, W.M., Vorosmarty, C.J., (2013). History of Nutrient Inputs to the Northeastern United States, 1930-2000. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 27(2): 578- 591.
Hoover, J.H. (2012). The Vital of of Electrical Energy for Arizona Water Services. In D. Kenney & R. Wilkinson (Eds.), The Water-Energy Nexus in the American West (pp 165-173). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
Scott, C.A., Jones, A.L., Pasqualetti, M.J., Pierce, S.A., Montz, B.E., and Hoover, J.H. (2011). Policy and Institutional Dimensions of the Water-Energy Nexus. Energy Policy.
Hoover, J.H. (2009). The Arizona Water-Energy Nexus: Electricity for Water and Wastewater Services. Masters Thesis, Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of Arizona, Tucson. Ann Arbor, MI: Proquest/UMI.
Hoover, J. H. & Scott, C.A. (2008). Water, Electric Power and Growth in Southern Arizona. Proceedings of the Arizona Hydrological Society Symposium. September 22-23, 2008, Flagstaff, AZ.
Hoover, J.H., Sutton, P., Keller, A. and Anderson, S. Designing and iteratively testing a groundwater Internet GIS application. In preparation for the International Journal of Geographic Information Science.
Hoover, J.H., Sutton, P. Communicating groundwater quality data using Internet GIS. In preparation for the Journal of Environmental Management.
Updated: September 2013
2013 - Best Doctoral Student Paper Award – Association of American Geographers, Water Resources Group. Paper titled, “Development of a Groundwater Quality webGIS Application Employing Usability Testing,”
2011 - US EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship
Project titled, "Investigating the utility of web-based GIS in water quality environmental decision-making"
2011 - Dr. Laurance C. Herold Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant. Department of Geography, University of Denver
National Science Foundation 2010 Water and People Synthesis Summer
Institute Fellow, City College CUNY, New York City, New York
American Water Resources Association Annual Meeting November, 2009. Best poster presentation award.
2009 ASPRS - Rocky Mountain Region Scholarship, First Prize
AAG - Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Divisional Meeting September, 2009. Logan, UT. First place for Ph.D. presentation
University of Denver (2009-June 2014)
Ph.D.: Geography specializing in water resources and environmental policy
Dissertation: Investigating the Utility of Web-based GIS in Water Quality Environmental Decision-making
University of Arizona (2007-2009)
M.A.: Geography specializing in water resources and GIS
Thesis: The Arizona Water-Energy Nexus: Electricity For Water and Wastewater Services
Northwestern University (2003-2007)
B.A.: Environmental Sciences, Chemistry Specialization
Thesis: Sulfur Cycling in Modern Terrestrial Waters
Association of American Geographers
AAG - Water Resources Specialty Group
AAG - Energy and Environment Speciality Group
AAG - Gradute Student Specialty Group
Member of the Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Division of the Association of American Geographers
Cartography and Geographic Information Society
American Water Resources Association
American Geophysical Union
International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity
Consulting webGIS developer for Santa Barbara Channel Keeper. Santa Barbara, CA Responsibilities: Data base management for water quality records from 45 sites with more than 10 years of data. Also created web based interface using Google FusionTables and Google Documents to visualize watershed sampling locations, watershed boundaries, and charts for 11 water quality parameters.
Consultant, Redstone GIS Consulting, LLC, Denver, CO. Responsibilities: Created political maps for US congressional districts and state House and Senate districts using open source GIS software
Consultant, Western Resource Advocates, Boulder, CO. Responsibilities: Conducted research on the topic of water value; Prepared research briefs and GIS maps.
Research Analyst, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA. Responsibilities: Completed spatial analyses of socioeconomic data and temperature data analyses; Prepared research summary report.