Water Supply and Conservation in a Desert City
The city of Phoenix, a fast growing metropolitan area, set in the northern reaches of the Sonoran Desert, seems to have reached the limits of the western water frontier. Presently, Phoenix...

Must the Courts Resolve All Our Conflicts?
In June 1981, the Maryland Office of Environmental Programs issued a draft 'nutrient control strategy' for the Patuxent River as a first step in preparing a regional...

Guide to Engineering Software Evaluation—The Legal Issues

Professional Issues in Expert System Use

Coastal Zone '89
Coastal Zone '89 is the sixth in a series of multidisciplinary meetings on comprehensive coastal and ocean management. The papers included in this publication review technical...

Legal, Institutional, Financial and Environmental Aspects of Water Issues
The papers included in this publication were presented at the 1989 LIFE symposium and address the legal, institutional, financial and environmental aspects of water issues. These aspects...

Liability Traps to Avoid
This presentation shows several problem situations and the rules of the game as played by the industry and the courts. It makes three basic assumptions. One, the Materials Engineer knows...

Mock Trial

A Construction Lawyer Looks at the Legal Aspects of Constructability
The purpose of this article is to set the legal and contractual frame of reference of constructibility by discussing some of the major factors which give to legal disputes or bad jobs...

Who Pays for the Unexpected?—An Attorney's View
From an attorney's point of view, the answer to the question, 'Who Pays for the Unexpected?' in construction depends upon several considerations....

New Vs. Old? A New Capacity Question Facing Hydropower Redevelopers
Determining the extent of PURPA-qualified 'new capacity' which may be created as a result of the modification/rebuild/redevelopment of existing projects is a...

Reclaiming the Uncompleted Project of Another Development A-Case Study
This paper will examine the problems encountered when a second organization assumes control of a project from an earlier developer that could not carry the project through to completion....

Socio-Economic Issues in Financing Water Resources Development Compared to Non-Structural Alternatives
Like the hydrologic cycle, financing water resources development requires a holistic view of the technical, legal, institutional (social and economic) factors before alternative selection....

High Plains States' View on Weather Modification
The need for a critical analysis of all weather modification efforts has continued to be expressed during the ten years of the North American Interstate Weather Modification Council (NAIWMC)....

Drainage Laws and Organizations
The legal issues associated with drainage relate to repelling diffused surface water at the boundaries of one's land as well as with disposing of excess water once it has...

Water Rights Issues
The paper focuses primarily on the fragmented legal rights to water in the hydrologic cycle, with conjunctive use and management of interconnected water resources and with some conflicting...

Assessment of the Role of the Social Sciences in Water Planning and Management: Legal Systems and their Impediments to Change
Water resource planners and managers may not be able to do what they believe essential, or at least useful, to sound water management because the action would violate the federal constitution...

Summary and Appraisal: Institutional Arrangement, Water Law, and Regionalization

Educating Water Resources Engineers—The Need to Add a Social Science Dimension

A Lawyer's View of Engineers' Responsibility
When presented with a case involving damaged property, a lawyer typically will seek to determine the point of the failure and then work backwards in an effort to analyze each of the factors...

 

 

 

 

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