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

Historic Flooding in Atlanta, September 2009
Anne Hall, Emory University
Anne Larson Hall, Environmental Sciences, Emory University Summary "Epic flooding in Georgia, 2009," USGS Fact Sheet 2010-3107, confirms the level of destruction from floodwater experienced by Atlanta in ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Land Use and Planning, Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Sustainability
Special Interest: Quantitative, Sustainability, Hazards

Earthquake Preparedness in Christchurch, New Zealand
Patricia Stapleton, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Patricia Stapleton, Social Science & Policy Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Summary On February 22, 2011, residents of the then-second-largest city in New Zealand – Christchurch, located on the ...

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

Land Locked Community Impacted From Sea Level Rise 6200 Miles Away: Teaching an Audience Centered Approach to Risk and Resilience in Environmental Displacement
Carrie Nelms, University of Arkansas Main Campus
Carrie Helgeson Nelms, Environmental Dynamics, University of Arkansas Main Campus Summary The World Bank in 2008 identified five main climate change threats which are: droughts, floods, storms, rising sea level, ...

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geography:Human/Cultural, Environmental Science:Sustainability
Special Interest: Sustainability, Global/National Issue, Hazards

Using the IPCC Report to Teach about Climate
Sian Proctor, South Mountain Community College
Sian Hayley Proctor, Geology, South Mountain Community College Summary I would like to create a real-world lesson using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Climate Change 2013 Summary Report. This ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability
Special Interest: Sustainability

Tsunami scenario affecting California coastal communities (USGS SAFRR project)
Corrie Neighbors, University of California-Riverside
Corrie Neighbors, University of California, Riverside Summary Los Angeles is known for earthquake, wildfire, and mass movement (mudslide) hazards, but less emphasis has been placed on preparing for tsunamis. ...

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

New York City and Hurricane Sandy's Storm Surge
David Kobilka, Central Lakes College-Brainerd
David W. Kobilka, Geoscience, Central Lakes College-Brainerd Summary Much has been written about how Hurricane Sandy's storm surge made landfall at high tide. Certainly everyone has an intuitive sense for ...

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather
Special Interest: Hazards, Sustainability

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

Hurricane Storm Surge Hazards in West-central Florida
Marianne Caldwell, Hillsborough Community College
Marianne Caldwell, Geoscience, Hillsborough Community College Summary The low-lying coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico have been widely developed and support large populations. The beaches and waterfronts are ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather
Special Interest: Sustainability, Hazards, Local Issue

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

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