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

Disaster Resilience 2015-2025: What will it look like in Cascadia?
Monica Gowan, Central Washington University
Monica Gowan, Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic Summary The current blueprint for global disaster risk reduction (known as HFA, or the Hyogo Framework of Action 2005-2015, Building the Resilience of Nations ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability
Special Interest: Sustainability

Finding a Partner in a Disaster
Jun Zhuang, SUNY at Buffalo
Jun Zhuang, Industrial and Systems Engineering, SUNY at Buffalo Summary To illustrate the application of the proposed model in a practical environment, in the remainder of this section we will discuss the model ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability
Special Interest: Sustainability

2009 Disastrous landslides in Nilgiris
Dr.G.P.Ganapathy
Dr.G.P.Ganapathy, Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management, VIT University, Vellore Summary Landslide hazard is one of the most significant hazards that affect different parts of India every year during the ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability
Special Interest: Sustainability

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

Sea Level Rise and Adaptation
Daniel Spandau, DJS Consulting
Daniel Spandau, DJS Consulting Summary Climate Change Preparedness in Boston - Although Boston has been considering climate change impacts since the early 1990s, these efforts accelerated in 2009 when Mayor Thomas ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability
Special Interest: Sustainability

Emergency Support Functions & The Incident Command System
J. Kyle Bryant, US Environmental Protection Agency
J. Kyle Bryant, Superfund/Response Support Corps, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Summary The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has as it's mission to "Protect Human Health and the ...

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

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

Adaptation to Drought Conditions
Mary Anne Carletta, Georgetown College
Mary Anne Carletta, Biological Sciences, Georgetown College Summary The drought of 2012 covered over 60% of the lower 48 states of the U.S. Some areas of the country still have lingering effects from that period ...

Subject: Geoscience:Soils, Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Drought, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture
Special Interest: Sustainability, Hazards

2009 L'Aquila Earthquake
Amber Kumpf, Muskegon Community College
Amber Kumpf, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Muskegon Community College Summary L'Aquila is a city in central Italy with a population of around 68,000 people. The medieval city has a rich cultural history ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability
Special Interest: Sustainability


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