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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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Landuse Planning in Landslide Country: The Washington State Oso Slide
Rebekah Green
Rebekah Green, Environmental Studies, Western Washington University Summary On March 22, 2014 a massive section of steep slopes above the Stilliguamish River in Snohomish County, Wash, slid downward in a ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability
Special Interest: Sustainability

Flooding in Ottawa, IL
Michael Phillips, Illinois Valley Community College
Michael Phillips, Natural Sciences & Business, Illinois Valley Community College Summary Ottawa, Illinois, was incorporated in 1853 at the confluence the Illinois River and the Fox River and along the Illinois ...

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

Key Biscayne: An Island Paradise in Jeopardy?
Julie Lambert, Florida Atlantic University
Julie Lambert, Teaching and Learning, Florida Atlantic University Summary Overview The Village of Key Biscayne is located in Miami-Dade County on the island of Key Biscayne. It is located ~5 miles off the coast of ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability, Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards
Special Interest: Sustainability, Hazards

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