We take for granted that the ground beneath our feet is stable
Arizona's Ken Fergason, with AMEC Earth & Environmental, is currently President of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists. He is interviewed in the new issue of International Innovation.
Ken notes that "People take for granted that infrastructure around them is safe, that the groundwater beneath their homes is clean, that the school their children attend was properly constructed, that the dam supplying water and recreation is not in danger of failure, and that the ground beneath their feet is stable."
Ken has been an advisor to the AZGS on our Earth Fissure mapping program, and is active in the Arizona Land Subsidence Working Group.