The Perceptions of Groundwater Survey is supported by the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. 
Dr. Joni Charles, an Associate Professor of Economics at Texas State University, is conducting a research study to assess public perceptions of groundwater and groundwater management.  The long-term abundance and quality of groundwater depends on the perceptions, knowledge and actions by residents of the watershed, and on actions taken to protect its groundwater.  You are being asked to complete this survey because you are a resident within a watershed.

Participation is voluntary.  The survey will take approximately 20 minutes or less to complete.  You must be at least 18 years of age to take this survey.

This study involves no foreseeable serious risks. We ask that you try to answer all questions; however, if there are any items that make you uncomfortable or that you would prefer to skip, please leave the answer blank.
Click here to take the survey.
The password required for participation is GPerceptions

The above link will permit only one response to the survey, so please do not share this code with others. All information collected from participants in this survey will be strictly confidential and no identifying information will be collected.  Survey responses will be collected by Dr. Joni Charles (Texas State University) and only aggregate data will be analyzed and reported. 

Please complete the survey by March 2, 2017.

Thank you very much for your participation.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Dr. Joni Charles:

Joni Charles, Associate Professor of Economics
Department of Finance and Economics

This project, IRB 2017023, was approved by the Texas State IRB on 12/16/2016.  Pertinent questions or concerns about the research, research participants’ rights, or research-related inquiries should be directed to the IRB chair, Dr. Jon Lasser 512-245-3413 – ( or to Monica Gonzales, IRB Regulatory Manager 512-245-2334 – (

If you would prefer not to participate, please do not fill out the survey.

If you consent to participate and meet the age requirement, please complete the survey.
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