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Mark Edward Borsuk

James L. and Elizabeth M. Vincent Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Box 90287, 166 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708
166 Hudson Hall, Box 90287, Durham, NC 27708

Outreach & Engaged Scholarship

Bass Connections Team Leader - DECIPHER: Decisions on the Risks and Benefits of Geoengineering the Climate · 2019 - 2020 Projects & Field Work Energy & Environment
Bass Connections Faculty Team Leader - DECIPHER: Case Studies in Drinking Water Quality · 2018 - 2019 Projects & Field Work

Primary Theme: Energy & Environment

The technologies, processes and products we develop have impacts on the environment and our health. Some impacts are intended, and some are not. The policies adopted to regulate the risks of such developments may themselves pose unintended consequences. We can point to examples of product and policy advances intended to deliver benefits by minimizing one target risk, only to uncover later that unanticipated consequences created new risks. These complexities pose challenges for both private innovation and public oversight. They also present opportunities to improve understanding and decision-making. An important step in enabling such improvements is to understand the interconnected physical, economic, legal and cultural factors along the lifecycle of a set of decisions related to characterizing and managing risks.

Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Decisions on Complex Interdisciplinary Problems of Health and Environmental Risk (D-CIPHER) · August 2017 - May 2018 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America

Service to Duke

Interdisciplinary Strategy Council (Program) · 2022 - 2024 Committee Service
Bass Connections Faculty Advisory Council (Program) · 2021 - 2022 Committee Service