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.
Stillwater Reservoir Conflict
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.
Types of dams considered for the Stillwater reservoir project
This pdf is a copy of Figure 1 in the Stillwater Reservoir Conflict activity.
Potential reservoir sites
This is a copy of Figure 2 in the activity and shows the four possible reservoir sites considered.
Main concerns of interested parties
This pdf is a copy of Tables 1, 2 and 3 in the activity.
It is a guide to the concerns of conservationists, farmers, planners from the local water authority, hydrologists, hydoeologists and engineering geologists.
Types of dams
This pdf shows photographs of different types of dam and includes basic information about the dams illustrated in the pdf.