Matthew T. Richardson

Graduate Research Assistant

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Matthew Richardson graduated with an MS degree from UNC-CH's Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. After earning a BS degree in Environmental Chemistry, Matt worked as an environmental consultant for nine years providing regulatory compliance services, conducting underground analytical sampling surveys, and establishing Management Systems for refineries and manufacturing companies. Matt is interested in the balance of environmental economics, industrial ecology, and public policy, as they apply to water resource demands. Matt's EFC project work included drinking water and wastewater infrastructure finance assessments of disadvantaged areas in the Appalachia Region. See information on Matt's thesis: Examination of the Relationships between Public Funding for Water and Sewer Infrastructure and Indicators of Need in the Appalachian Region