Innovations in Geosynthetic Rolled Erosion Control Products: From Forests to Fibers
Over the last 50 years, many different types of geosynthetic rolled erosion control products (RECPs) have emerged, ranging from different structure types to different fiber types. Natural-fiber...

Flood Warning System for the Sutlej River in Remote Northern India
Through a collaborative effort of the Central Water Commission (CWC) of India, the U.S. Agency for International Development (which provided funding for the project), Riverside Technology,...

Summary of Approaches for Estimating Playa Lake Flooding
Playa, or terminal, lakes are common in semi- and arid environments; and their characteristic level, hard, and usually dry surfaces make them ideal for airports, as they are used in the...

Transferring Research Into Practice
Lesson from Japan's Construction Industry: A Report by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation and Japan International Research Task Force (JTF)

Surviving Natural Forces from Taiwanese Civil Engineers Perspective
A natural disaster is an unexpected or uncontrollable natural event that usually results in widespread destruction of property or loss of life. Taiwan is located in a geographically unique...

Lessons Learned from the December 26, 2004 Sumatra Quake and Tsunami
On December 26, 2004, a devastating earthquake occurred off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, creating seismic and tsunami waves felt by people who live around the Indian Ocean....

Achievements and Challenges of China Construction
China is at the starting point of an accelerative urbanization process. A great number of infrastructural projects and residential areas are under construction. This paper provides an...

Fire Following Earthquake
Prepared by the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph covers the entire range of fire following earthquake...

Hydro-Politics and Watershed Management in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin

In-Situ Bio-Restoration of Two Urban Waters in Taiwan

Watershed Modelling Using GIS, Remote Sensing and SWAT2000

The Road from Kabul to Kandahār
To have any hope of successfully rebuilding its ware-ravaged economy, Afghanistan will need a reliable transportation infrastructure. Reconstruction this heavily mined highway under a...

Linking Past and Future
A superhighways spanning all of northern Greece - linking the port city of Igoumenitsa in the west to Turkey in the east - elevates an ancient trade route to modern design standards. Staggering...

Fast Track
The high-speed magnetic levitation rail is now in operation in Shanghai - the first of its kind in the world - demonstrates that this extraordinary technology can move people in a way...

Use of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites as Reinforcing Material for Concrete
Although the potential of continuous fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs) was recognized more than 50 years ago, bottlenecks such as vulnerability to static fatigue, ultraviolet radiation,...

Regal Crossing
The 475 m long, asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge recently constructed in Bangkok at the behest of the king of Thailand features gold-colored stays, a sleek, enclosed deck structure, and...

Application of `SWAT2000' for Hydrological Modeling of Small Watershed in Eastern India
The present study deals with an application of a physically based continuous hydrological model (SWAT2000) forhydrological modeling of small agricultural watershed of Gowai river catchment...

Assessment of Water Quality Monitoring Sites by an Optimization Method
Allocation of sampling sites is the initial and the most crucial step of the water quality monitoring network design and redesign process. Several different approaches have been used within...

Leakage Control—Finding a New Resource from the Existing One
It is estimated that by the year 2005, one person in two will have an insufficient supply of one of the world's most precious elements: water. Worse still, it is predicted that this shortage...

Rate of Under-Registration Due to Failures of Large Meters
Leaks and meter under registrations are suspected as primary components of unaccounted-for water in Korea. In 2001, national unaccounted-for-water rate is reported as 26.6%. More than...

 

 

 

 

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