General Considerations for Managing Floods and Droughts

by Leo R. Beard, Espey, Huston & Associates, Austin, TX, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology


Work described at this conference and future developmental work of water resource engineers will best contribute to professional improvement if such work is guided by appropriate objectives. Ultimately, these are to promote the general welfare. The civil engineering profession has historically contributed more than any other to the general welfare, but a new approach is necessary if we are to accommodate our work to an increasingly complex social structure and to its impact on the environment and ecology.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Floods | Water shortage | Structural engineering | Engineering history | Social factors | Resource management | Stormwater management

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