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Saturday, March 7 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Pigs, Hurricanes, and Surface Water, Oh My!

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Intense rainfall events lead to surface water pollution. We look at connections between agriculture, specifically hog production in North Carolina and its impacts on water quality. Hurricanes cause extreme rainfall and flooding, affecting waste lagoons, leading to surface water pollution. Participants will explore connections between hurricane paths, rainfall intensity, watersheds, flooding, with farm location and environmental impact. Rainfall events in Michigan can cause flooding and surface water pollution. We use examples of waste lagoons from Three Oaks and waste water treatment plants across Michigan to connect human activities to environmental impacts. Participants will design potential solutions using criteria and constraints.


Hannah Henrichsen

Grand Valley State University

Stephen Mattox

Grand Valley State University

Saturday March 7, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm CST
Banquet 4
  Earth Sci