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Teaching about Risk and Resilience Real-world Examples

These real-world example descriptions have been submitted by faculty from a range of disciplines as part of the 2014 workshop: Teaching about Risk and Resilience.


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Ocean Acidification and the West Coast of North America
Richard Rueb, Clackamas Community College
Richard Rueb, Science, Clackamas Community College Summary The world's oceans are becoming increasingly acidic as a result of rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The coastal waters of the West ...

Subject: Economics, Environmental Science, :Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Marine Resources, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Biogeosciences
Special Interest: Local Issue, Hazards, Sustainability, Global/National Issue

Induced Seismicity in the United States
Danielle Sumy, University of Southern California
Danielle Sumy, Earth Science and Petroleum Engineering, University of Southern California Summary As the population of the United States continues to grow, so does the demand for energy resources. Earthquakes in ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Engineering, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Energy
Special Interest: Sustainability, Hazards

Land Locked Community Impacted From Sea Level Rise 6200 Miles Away: Teaching an Audience Centered Approach to Risk and Resilience in Environmental Displacement
Carrie Nelms, University of Arkansas Main Campus
Carrie Helgeson Nelms, Environmental Dynamics, University of Arkansas Main Campus Summary The World Bank in 2008 identified five main climate change threats which are: droughts, floods, storms, rising sea level, ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geography:Human/Cultural, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Special Interest: Sustainability, Hazards, Global/National Issue

The Story of Big Moose Lake: Resilience, Tipping Point, and Restoration
Bill Stigliani, University of Northern Iowa
Bill Stigliani, Center for Energy & Environmental Education, University of Northern Iowa Summary Big Moose Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State, lies downwind from the ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Natural Hazards, Chemistry:Environmental Chemistry, Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Non-Point Source Pollution, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Special Interest: Sustainability, Data, models, or simulations, Hazards, Local Issue

Earthquake Scenarios: Evaluating Potential Ground Shaking and Damage
Carla Whittington, Highline Community College
Carla Whittington, Physical Science (Geology Program), Highline Community College Summary The Pacific Northwest lies along a convergent plate boundary called the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Within this tectonic ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Special Interest: Hazards, Sustainability


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