Post-Audits of Environmental Programs and Projects

by Charles G. Gunnerson, (F.ASCE), Principal; Kalbermatten Associate, 1800 K St. NW, Ste. 1120, Washington, DC,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-735-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-735-7 (ISBN-10), 1989, Soft Cover, Pg. 112

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Conference information: ASCE Convention | New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | October 11, 1989

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This is the proceedings of a session at the ASCE Convention, New Orleans, October 1989. Post-audits include evaluation, assessment, and audit of the effects, both intended and unintended, of an activity. They thus become an integral part of programs in which the planning, conduct, and, if necessary, the redesign of each succeeding project or activity is based on historical and on-going experience. The authors summarize experience in methodology, science and technology, economic and financial costs, and potential benefits from post-audits. Case studies are drawn from the recent record low-flows in the Mississippi River, record flooding around the Great Salt Lake, Utah, marine pollution in Southern California, flood plain protection as practiced by the Corps of Engineers, and water quality management for the North American Great Lakes. In addition, a case study on industrial PCB pollution in a Yugoslav town and one on project performance evaluation by the World Bank are included. The volume constitutes a hands-on introduction to post-audits for both practitioners and students.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Water pollution | Project management | Water quality | Salt water | Quality control | Lakes | United States | Mississippi River | Utah | California | Great Lakes


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