Gigi Richard

Physical and Environmental Sciences, Science

Colorado Mesa University

[ http://home.coloradomesa.edu/~grichard/]

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Course Modules (6)

Unit 1. Module Introduction part of Water Sustainability in Cities
Unit 1 introduces the Water Sustainability in Cities Module. The content establishes the foundation definitions of sustainability, sustainable development, and water sustainability in cities. Key sustainability ...

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Unit 4. Urban Landscapes and Water Use part of Water Sustainability in Cities
Students are introduced to evapotranspiration (ET) and how ET varies with meteorological factors and plant factors. A pre-class video and worksheet introduce students to estimating landscape water needs from ET and ...

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Unit 5. Net Zero Water Buildings part of Water Sustainability in Cities
Unit 5 addresses the concept of Net Zero Water of buildings. Net Zero Water can be defined in different ways. For this module it means a building's water needs are supplied 100% from harvested rainwater or ...

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Unit 7. Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure part of Water Sustainability in Cities
Unit 7 continues the use of the CME Building Case Study to explore water sustainability in the context of a building. The activity is extended to the catchment level, and a new tool for catchment level storm water ...

InTeGrate Developed This material was developed and reviewed through the InTeGrate curricular materials development process. Science review is pending.
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Unit 6. Rainwater Harvesting part of Water Sustainability in Cities
Unit 6 covers the preliminary design of a rainwater harvesting unit. Pre-class assignments provide background on rainwater harvesting. An active learning exercise steps student teams through the process of sizing a ...

InTeGrate Developed This material was developed and reviewed through the InTeGrate curricular materials development process. Science review is pending.
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Unit 9. Planning and Decision-Making part of Water Sustainability in Cities
Unit 9 is a group activity that requires students to apply the material they have learned in Units 1–8 in an urban water system design project. Students are presented with a scenario and are required to select ...

InTeGrate Developed This material was developed and reviewed through the InTeGrate curricular materials development process. Science review is pending.
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Activities (6)

Unit 1. Module Introduction part of Water Sustainability in Cities
Unit 1 introduces the Water Sustainability in Cities Module. The content establishes the foundation definitions of sustainability, sustainable development, and water sustainability in cities. Key sustainability ...

InTeGrate Developed This material was developed and reviewed through the InTeGrate curricular materials development process. Science review is pending.
Learn more about this review process.

Unit 4. Urban Landscapes and Water Use part of Water Sustainability in Cities
Students are introduced to evapotranspiration (ET) and how ET varies with meteorological factors and plant factors. A pre-class video and worksheet introduce students to estimating landscape water needs from ET and ...

InTeGrate Developed This material was developed and reviewed through the InTeGrate curricular materials development process. Science review is pending.
Learn more about this review process.

Unit 5. Net Zero Water Buildings part of Water Sustainability in Cities
Unit 5 addresses the concept of Net Zero Water of buildings. Net Zero Water can be defined in different ways. For this module it means a building's water needs are supplied 100% from harvested rainwater or ...

InTeGrate Developed This material was developed and reviewed through the InTeGrate curricular materials development process. Science review is pending.
Learn more about this review process.

Unit 7. Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure part of Water Sustainability in Cities
Unit 7 continues the use of the CME Building Case Study to explore water sustainability in the context of a building. The activity is extended to the catchment level, and a new tool for catchment level storm water ...

InTeGrate Developed This material was developed and reviewed through the InTeGrate curricular materials development process. Science review is pending.
Learn more about this review process.

Unit 6. Rainwater Harvesting part of Water Sustainability in Cities
Unit 6 covers the preliminary design of a rainwater harvesting unit. Pre-class assignments provide background on rainwater harvesting. An active learning exercise steps student teams through the process of sizing a ...

InTeGrate Developed This material was developed and reviewed through the InTeGrate curricular materials development process. Science review is pending.
Learn more about this review process.

Unit 9. Planning and Decision-Making part of Water Sustainability in Cities
Unit 9 is a group activity that requires students to apply the material they have learned in Units 1–8 in an urban water system design project. Students are presented with a scenario and are required to select ...

InTeGrate Developed This material was developed and reviewed through the InTeGrate curricular materials development process. Science review is pending.
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Course (1)

Basic Hydrology part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Courses
Basic Hydrology is an introduction to physical and applied hydrology and explores the components of the hydrologic cycle including processes of precipitation, evaporation, transpiration, infiltration, ground-water flow, surface runoff and streamflow.

Essay (1)

Incorporating engineering-based problem solving into water and environmental geology classes part of Integrate:Workshops:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Essays
Gigi Richard, Physical and Environmental Sciences, Colorado Mesa University As a civil engineer teaching in a geology program for more than ten years, I integrate engineering into my geosciences classes regularly ...

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