This resource – the Stillwater Reservoir Conflict – is an activity that simulates the roles played by various interested parties when the siting of a reservoir is the subject of a public enquiry.
This outlines the activity which is designed to help students appreciate the importance of geology to society. It also develops knowledge and understanding of the practicalities of siting a reservoir helps students learn how to use and synthesise data to develop an argument and help students to realise that, as in many real-life instances, there is no ‘right answer’ but a best compromise.
This pdf is a copy of Figure 1 in the Stillwater Reservoir Conflict activity.
This is a copy of Figure 2 in the activity.
This is a copy of Tables 1, 2 and 3 in the activity.
This pdf shows photographs of different types of dam and includes basic information about the dams illustrated.