This spring, Michael Steckler taught a new course for students in Columbia University's Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development. This course explored the interaction of riverine processes, water and hydrology, sedimentary processes, tectonics, land subsidence and sea level rise, environmental issues, cultural setting, and sustainable development in the world's largest delta. The course explored both the hazards and resources for life in this dynamic environment through lectures, a field trip to Bangladesh during Spring Break and guest lecturers in earth and social sciences.
Read Michael's blog posts about their spring break trip to Bangladesh:
More information about the course:
Information about the final student presentations: