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...

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)....

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...

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

Recent Legal Developments under the Coastal Zone Management Act
The experiment in federal-state cooperation for management of the area known as the coastal zone is generally working well fifteen years after the enactment of the Coastal Zone Management...

Territorial Sea Management by the State of Oregon
The institutional capability of the State of Oregon to manage the territorial sea under its jurisdiction recently was examined by the authors. Oil and gas development, marine mineral mining,...

Lawyer on a Microchip
Construction in the 1980s have become a complex, high stakes, intensely competitive business. For architects and engineers involved, the prospect of lawsuits has grown tremendously. An...

Coastal Zone '87
Coastal Zone '87 is the fifth in a series of multidisciplinary meetings on comprehensive coastal and ocean management. The papers included in this publication review technical...

Legal Misuse of Urban Hydrology Concepts and Regulations for Rural Areas
This paper presents recent observations of the misuse of technical definition, hydrologic concepts, sedimentation engineering principles, and flood control regulations by the legal profession...

Engineers in Court
Engineers who like debating often serve as expert witnesses. Though many avoid forensic work because they find lawyers intimidating, some like the challenge of explaining engineering principles...

CZMA Consistency Revisited: A Mechanism to Mitigate OCS Impacts?
With the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) recently reauthorized for five years and recent legal developments regarding consistency, this is the ideal time to revisit the question: are...

Coastal Zone Management in Sri Lanka 1978-1986
Although interest in the management of coastal problems in Sri Lanka dates from the 1920s, it was not until the mid-1970s that a management approach began to be developed. Initially, Sri...

Coastal Zone Management Plan Development in Malaysia: Issues and Possible Sollutions
Over the last few decades Malaysia has undergone fairly rapid rates of economic growth, characterised by high level of resource exploitation, without due consideration given to the environmental...

Sand Rights, a Legal System to Protect the Shores of the Sea
The legal system of water rights in California is highly developed. So far, however, it has failed to recognize in any comprehensive fashion the importance of the sand which is transported...

International Strategies for Coastal and Marine Management in the Gulf of Maine
Now that the international maritime boundary dispute between Canada and the United States has been delineated by the International Court of Justice, it is appropriate to consider how the...

Philippine C Z Management: Organizational Linkages
This case study explains the Philippine government's program for the administration of its coastal zones. It analyzes the legal and institutional setup while emphasizing the...

A Design rReview Board's Role in Developing Public Access
In the past 20 years, the Bay Commission, through its permit process, has required that new public access be provided along more than 100 linear miles of the shoreline of San Francisco...

A Regional Program on Coastal Monitoring and Management of Mangrove in Brazil
The results presented in this paper correspond to a synthesis of the evaluation of mangrove in the Brazilian coastal zone, based on calculations over radar imagery generated by RADAMBRASIL...

Contractual and Legal Considerations With Respect to Temporary Structures

What to Do When a Failure Occurs
When a major building problem involving structural failure occurs, action should begin immediately to determine the damage or failure and detect the underlying problem. This paper will...

 

 

 

 

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