Issues in Balancing Environmental Costs and Benefits in Water Resources Planning
Water projects differ in their physical and economic characteristics and their environmental impacts. Many environmental impacts are addressed through project design and these associated...

Large-Scale Embankment Overtopping Protection Tests
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Colorado State University (CSU), and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have an ongoing cooperative research effort to determine...

Investigation on Low-Cost Flowthrough Rockfill Dams and Spillways - A Summary

Managing Problems Associated with Using Computer Programs
Everyone says they want to use computers. Yet, there are still some people who avoid using computers whenever they can. Also, some managers still resist using the latest computer technology....

Managing Managers
Early in their careers engineers usually begin to manage small groups of people. To learn the necessary skills of management young engineers often imitate their supervisors. This approach...

Design Considerations for Small Artificial Islands in Franks Tract, California
Small, artificially-created islands may provide significant recreation and habitat benefits. Costs, however, can also be high. The initial dollar cost of creating an artificial island,...

Making Teamwork Work
From consulting firms to steel workers, most work groups would benefit enormously from developing better teamwork, but making it happen isn't easy. Excerpts from Collective...

Low-Cost Computer Techniques for Steel Truss Bridge Rehabilitation and Ratings

A Proposed Methodology for Ranking Space Resource Utilization Processes
A recent survey paper on lunar manufacturing identified 26 initial steps previously proposed as primary routes for lunar processing. Most of these have not been studied in sufficient detail...

Case Study: Design of a Traditional Village Master Plan
This paper presents a case study of a Master Plan for a neo-traditional Village on a tract of land of over 130 acres located in Northern New Jersey. It will focus on the design process...

Arizona's Metropolitan Travel Reduction Programs
This paper documents the short-term response to Arizona's metropolitan travel reduction programs. The Phoenix (Maricopa County) and Tucson (Pima County) programs were initiated in 1988....

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Transportation Control Measures for San Luis Obispo County, California
The San Luis Obispo Air Pollution Control District has developed simple techniques to estimate emission reductions from various Transportation Control Measures. Accurate emission estimates...

Moving Toward a Probability-Based Risk Analysis of the Benefits and Costs of Major Rehabilitation Projects
By the year 2010, 77% of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's projects will be over 40 years old. The Corps wants to allocate its scarce rehabilitation funds in a cost-effective manner. To...

Usefulness of Low-Cost Watershed Monitoring: A Case Study
A one-year monitoring study was conducted for Harford County, Maryland to identify water quality problems and sources in the 98 mi2 Bush River watershed....

Implications of Design Uncertainty in Benefit-Cost Analysis

Ownership Transition: Planning for Pitfalls
The transition of a company's ownership can be a crisis caused by the retirement or sudden death of a company's owners, or an event planned for well in advance....

Toward Linking Demographic and Economic Models for Impact Assessment
One of the objectives of the Yucca Mountain Project, in Southern Nevada, is to evaluate the effects of the development of a high-level nuclear waste repository. As described in the Section...

A Decision Support System for Dredging the Lower Mississippi River
The paper describes a decision support system proposed to aid short-term scheduling of maintenance dredging activities on the lower Mississippi River for the New Orleans District of the...

Applying Benefits-to-Costs Analysis for Stormwater Improvement Projects
Benefit-to-cost analyses provide a measure of evaluation for the justification, selection, and prioritization of stormwater improvement projects. Facing increased competition for tax dollars...

Integrating Water Conservation Into Water Supply Planning
Consideration of water demand reduction strategies is increasingly important in water resources planning. Although more research is needed to improve the reliability of water savings data,...

 

 

 

 

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