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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Resilience: The Teton Dam Disaster of 1976
Robert Clayton, Brigham Young University-Idaho
Robert Clayton, Geology, Brigham Young University-Idaho Summary On June 5, 1976, the 300-foot tall earthen Teton Dam in eastern Idaho failed, destroying several communities. The response and recovery of the ...
Special Interest: Hazards
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 ...
Special Interest: Sustainability, Hazards