Use components of your discipline to tackle the real-world problem of water crises in the United States
For this exercise, you are going to use components of your discipline to tackle the real-world problem of water crises in the United States. You are also going to work across disciplines to create a multi-purpose action plan.
See attachment linked to Flint Water Crisis
Part 1: Your First Post
Read the documents in the attachment.
Write down the name of your discipline and three possible career paths within that discipline. Try to think of careers that connect somehow to the problems described in the packet. Depending on your discipline, you may have to be creative.
Describe three questions professionals in your field might ask about the problem of the water crisis.
Based on the readings, write down three specific causes or consequences of the problem of the water crisis from the perspective of your discipline. In other words, why is the problem a problem?
At this point, imagine yourself working as a professional in your discipline. A similar water crisis has occurred where you are currently living. Your first job will be to tackle some aspect of the problems you described in #4. But before you decide to focus on a cause or solution, you need to gather more information. Brainstorm 6-10 specific questions to further narrow your parameters.
Based on all the information you have gathered, focus on a specific area. If you could work on one area of the problem, what would it be, and what kind of plan might you create to help? Explain in a 75-150 word paragraph.
Example for #5 (Do not use these specific examples in your model)
Major: Biology and Medical Laboratory Science
What chemicals were being used to treat the water from FWS and how can they be made safe for human consumption?
Are there ways to create a new organic coating through the lead pipes?
What caused the calcium layer, usually found in lead pipes, to erode?
Is the river water too acidic due to environmental pollutants?
What other harmful chemicals and pollutants are Flint’s residents exposed to due to this water?
Can professionals from the EPA or related government organizations be brought to Flint to assist the FWS workers?
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