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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

2009 Disastrous landslides in Nilgiris
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

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

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: Hazards, Sustainability

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

30 homes lost, lessons learned from the 2005 Santa Clara Utah river flood
Kelly Bringhurst, Dixie State College of Utah
Kelly Bringhurst, Physical Sciences, Dixie State University Summary Water availability in the desert southwest is sporadic, alternating between years of drought and occasional heavy periods of precipitation. ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes
Special Interest: Hazards, Sustainability

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

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

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

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