Geo-Environmental Issues Facing the Americas

by Emir José Macari, (M.ASCE), Grad. Res. Asst.; School of Civ. & Environ. Engrg., The Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA,
J. David Frost, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; School of Civ. & Environ. Engrg., The Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA,
Luis F. Pumarada,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0098-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0098-9 (ISBN-10), 1995, Soft Cover, Pg. xix, 201
22 cm
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GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 47
Conference information: A Workshop | Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, United States | September 21-23, 1994

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Contamination of soil and ground water are problems common to developed as well as developing countries; their effects on health and the deterioration of natural resources transcend national boundaries. In order to map out current and future geoenvironmental issues facing the Americas, a workshop on Geoenvironmental Issues Facing the Americas was held in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, September, 1994. Its purpose was to bring together selected researchers and practitioners from academics, government, and industry to exchange information and ideas relating to geoenvironmental issues in the western hemisphere. This publication contains the papers submitted by the workshop attendees, the breakout group summaries, and other general information pertaining to the program. It is intended that by incorporating all this information, this volume will truly benefit the geoenvironmental research and practice communities of the Americas. To reflect the desire to foster cooperation, the summaries of the breakout discussion groups are presented in both English and Spanish.

Subject Headings: Geotechnical engineering | Groundwater pollution | Soil pollution | Water pollution | Soil water | Developing countries | Health hazards | Deterioration


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