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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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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

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

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

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