An Interview on Risk Management Tools: “Sometimes They Just Need to Hear It Through Someone Else’s Mouth”

By Jacob Becker Last week I sat down with David Gorelick to learn more about his work modeling risk for water utilities. David Gorelick is a PhD student in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill and a research assistant at the University of North Carolina’s Center on Financial Risk in Environmental Systems. His current research focuses on identification and mitigation of … Continue reading An Interview on Risk Management Tools: “Sometimes They Just Need to Hear It Through Someone Else’s Mouth”

Grace Lake and the Sinkhole of 1986: A Remediation Plan and 30-year Saga of Grass Roots Involvement

Central Florida, encompassing the area between Daytona and Tampa, contains numerous lakes—and many sink holes, which occur due to the weakening and collapse of the supporting layer of limestone beneath the ground surface. In fact, it is understood that a majority of the lakes in this area (“sink hole alley”) were formed as sink holes appeared and filled with ground water from the large underlying … Continue reading Grace Lake and the Sinkhole of 1986: A Remediation Plan and 30-year Saga of Grass Roots Involvement

Water resilience in the city

North Carolina has many water-related problems. To mention some: Droughts, pollution of streams and lakes, quantity and quality of drinking water. Additionally, the cities and communities in the state are particularly vulnerable to severe flooding, an increasing problem due to climate change effects. Severe rainstorms, limited run off capacity by streams and rivers, rising ocean levels, but also here and there missing links in urban … Continue reading Water resilience in the city