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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: Sustainability, Local Issue, Hazards, Global/National Issue

Flooding from Tropical Storm Lee in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Jennifer Haney, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Jean Haney, Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Summary In September 2011, the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee dumped significant amounts of rain ...

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards
Special Interest: Local Issue, Hazards

Acid Mine Drainage in Lower Salem, OH
Tej Gautam, Marietta College
Tej Gautam, Petroleum Engineering and Geology, Marietta College Summary Acid mine drainage problem is very common in coal mining areas. Mine waste usually has pyrite mineral. Chemical reaction of pyrite with water ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Natural Hazards, Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water , Groundwater , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Special Interest: Local Issue, Hazards

Hurricane Storm Surge Hazards in West-central Florida
Marianne Caldwell, Hillsborough Community College
Marianne Caldwell, Geoscience, Hillsborough Community College Summary The low-lying coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico have been widely developed and support large populations. The beaches and waterfronts are ...

Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Coastal Hazards
Special Interest: Hazards, Local 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


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