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Roger M. Miranda

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Roger Miranda is a PhD Candidate studying environmental and water resources policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin. A licensed professional geoscientist in the State of Texas, Roger worked for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and its predecessor agencies for 22 years, where he managed water quality restoration and protection projects for over 60 watersheds throughout the state. During his tenure with the TCEQ, Roger led the development of 42 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and 21 watershed-based restoration plans.  Much of Roger’s work has been on water bodies located in the US-Mexico Border Region, an area with which he is quite familiar, having spent much of his youth in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.  Roger’s interests include transboundary water resource management, international environmental policy and the governance of common pool resources.  Roger earned his M.S. in Geosciences from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1988 and his B.S. in Geology from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1984.

Research Interests: Common Pool Resources, Governance of Transboundary Water Resources, International Environmental Policy