Remediation System Optimization with Alternatives
This work applies the enhanced multi-objective robust genetic algorithm (EMRGA) (Beckford and Chan Hilton, 2004) to Fort Ord's Site OU2 for optimal groundwater remediation under uncertainty....

Watershed Modeling for Surface-Groundwater Interaction
Groundwater use has increased rapidly due to irrigation development in the Great Plains. This is especially true in the Republican Basin that intersects the three states of Nebraska, Kansas...

Advances in Watershed Management and Fluvial Hazard Mitigation Using Artificial Neural Networks and Remote Sensing
Watershed and channel management across spatial and temporal scales requires an informed, interdisciplinary approach by experts and stakeholders, who often have disparate goals and objectives....

Evaluation of IA SWAT Testing Protocol for ET Controllers
In recent years the Irrigation Association (IA) has developed a testing protocol for Smart Water Application Technologies (SWAT). These technologies consist of irrigation controllers such...

Enhancing the Solution of Large Monitoring Network Design Problems Using a New Epsilon-Dominance Hierarchical Bayesian Optimization Algorithm
Designing long-term monitoring (LTM) networks for contaminated groundwater is a challenging problem that has long been recognized to suffer from the curse of dimensionality. LTM design...

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and Nitrogen Conversions in the Groundwater Environment
EPA's regulatory focus on concentrated animal feeding operations has historically concentrated on potential surface water impacts from direct discharges as well as nutrient-laden runoff....

Water for Life: Have Improvements in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure along the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Affected the Lives of Mexico and Texas Border Residents?
Prior to 1990 the poor communities along the Mexico/US border did have not have comparable waterand wastewater infrastructure investments that exist in other US cities. The explosion of...

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...

A Decision Framework for Stormwater Control in Urbanized Watersheds
Historically, urban growth occurred around water bodies due to factors such as easy access to transportation, water supply, and drainage. With the expanded transportation network along...

Floodplain Delineation of the Ranillas Meander in Zaragoza Using GUAD-2D
After the selection of Zaragoza (Spain) as the host city of the International Expo 2008, the Gobierno de Aragón (i.e., the local government)...

Stochastic Conditional Simulation of Berea Sandstone Geophysical Properties with a Counterpropagation Neural Network
The ability of a counterpropagation neural network to produce stochastic conditional simulations is applied and evaluated on a real dataset. This network functions as a nonparametric clustering...

The Role of Aesthetics in Bridge Design
The role of aesthetics in current bridge design practice varies widely. Many bridgeprojects in the United States are developed without including aesthetics as one of theproject goals....

Construction Begins on New York's 2nd Avenue Subway

Structures Congress 2008
Crossing Borders
The 40th Structures Congress's technical program consists of 10 tracks and three poster sessions. The program covers practical design in the following topic areas including...

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)

Design-Build Contract Complexities
There are many approaches or options that an owner may pursue in acquiring facilities. Depending on the owner's objectives, the DB project approach may offer unique benefits,...

Project Definition and Conceptual Design
In order to select a DB contractor, the owner must define its requirements for project implementation and for the completed project. These requirements are typically incorporated into...

Preparing the Request for Proposals
Discussions with experienced DB contractors indicate that one of the most important aspects (if not the most important aspect) of a successful DB project is proper planning prior to issuing...

General Terms and Conditions
DB commercial contract terms can differ from conventional design-bid-build project terms, depending primarily on the owner's objectives, the level of risk that is to be assigned...

 

 

 

 

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