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					Geological Engineering

   By: Anthony Johnson
 What is a geological engineer?
• Geological engineering is an
  interdisciplinary field that uses principles of
  geographical science to solve
  environmental and engineering problems.
Goals of Geological Engineering
                • To protect the
                  environment.
                • To find ways to work
                  with geographical
                  features to form
                  easier ways to obtain
                  the resources we
                  need.
        Why is it important?
• It helps to develop an understanding of
  how we can use the Earth and Earth
  systems to our advantage.
• We can learn about ways to save some
  limited resources.
• Helps provide effective agricultural
  methods.
              Examples
• An example of geological engineering
  would be building a dam that not only
  protects from flooding but uses the
  movement of the water to generate
  energy.
• Another example of geological engineering
  would be building bridges across
  landmasses in order to transport goods
  and expand a city.
                  Quiz
• What do geological engineers do?
• Why is Geological Engineering Important?
• What advantages do building a dam
  produce?
          Short Response
• If you were to build a dam that was
  beneficial to humans and harming to the
  environment. Would that be an example of
  geological engineering? Why or why not?

				
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