Hazardous Waste Reduction?An International Perspective
Waste reduction has long been recognized as the preferred option for the management of hazardous wastes. As early as 1976, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopted...

Risk Analysis Applications for Dam Safety
Dam safety modifications are intended either to reduce the likelihood of the adverse consequences of dam failure or the magnitude of adverse consequences. For instance, widening a spillway...

Natural Disaster Reduction Plan at FERC
At the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), natural disasters of concern are caused by three major natural hazards, i.e., floods, earthquake, and droughts. These three hazards...

Emergency Action Plans: A Need for Comprehensive Exercises
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Guidelines for Preparation of Emergency Action Plans (EAP) require that licenses conduct periodic in-depth testing, or comprehensive...

Structures Congress Considers Disasters

A Study of Shield Tunnel's Earthquake Prevention Under a Big Earthquake
Currently, the most commonly used approach for determining the aseismicity of a shield tunnel is the 'Response Displacement Method.' This is based on analysed...

A Catastrophe Theory Approach to Freeway Incident Detection
This paper discusses an approach to incident detection on freeways that classifies traffic conditions at a single station rather than by comparing conditions at adjacent stations. The...

Regarding Nature as Raw or Cooked
Tensions between nature and technological culture are mounting as never before. On one side are the deep ecologists who claim the industrial capitalist system has raped the world of nature....

Report Outlines Disaster Mitigation

Reciprocal Recycling
Municipalities are turning their wastes into valuable products through a unique combinations of water reuse and energy recovery. Reclaimed water, the product of the wastewater treatment...

The USDHHS Study of Hazardous Waste Education

Environmental Engineering Education for Groundwater Contamination and Hazardous Waste

Economic Benefits of a Flood Warning System?The Ventura County, California Experience
Since the spring of 1979, Ventura County has been receiving the benefits of a growing Flood Warning System (FWS). Beginning with six self-reporting raingages, two untested flow models,...

Bayesian Decision Principles for Flood Warnings
A Bayesian theory of flood warning systems has been formulated. The theory offers principles for mathematical modeling of warning systems. The objectives of modeling are (i) to find the...

Benefits from Floodplain Management Activities in Relation to Operating South Holston Dam
Floodplain management activities have primarily been directed toward avoiding floodplain siting where practical; where siting is unavoidable, elevating structures, facilities, or equipment...

Present and Future Status of Hazardous Waste at SIUC

Implementation of a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program for Monmouth County, New Jersey

Floodplain Management for Alluvial Fan Areas
Because current National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations do not address the special floodplain management requirements of Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) on alluvial fans,...

Entrenched Channels and Alluvial Fan Flooding
Because the individual flood paths on alluvial fans are unpredictable, determining flood hazards on such landforms is hindered by particular complications. The proper framework in which...

Flood Hazard Delineation on Alluvial Fans
Alluvial fans are significant geomorphic features of arid lands. The unconfined and dynamic nature of alluvial fans makes standard methods of delineating flood hazards unsuitable. The...

 

 

 

 

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