Allocation of Pecos River Basin Water Between New Mexico and Texas
An interstate compact was signed in 1948 between the States of New Mexico and Texas for the allocation of water of the Pecos River Basin which was approved by the Congress of the United...

Texas Reservoir Projects: Permitting & Mitigation
Recent reservoir projects in Texas were reviewed on the basis of permitting and mitigation, and subsequent project costs. We document trends of increasing time to prepare and process permit...

Responsibility and Liability of Inspection
There is much confusion over who is responsible for inspection of construction. This paper argues that the designer is the most appropriate individual to inspect the work. The designer...

Dispute Resolution: An Alternative to Litigation
A dispute, usually involving several parties, several million dollars and spanning many years, is settled on the court house steps. Excessive costs of litigation and arbitration has caused...

A Strategy for Partnering in the Public Sector
Partnering is a cooperative approach to contract management that reduces costs, litigation, and stress. The Portland District of the corps of Engineers has successfully used partnering...

Dispute Review Boards — Not Just Another Alternate Dispute Resolution Method
Dispute Review Boards are developing an impressive track record as practical and effective mechanisms for avoiding and resolving contractual disputes. Preliminary research findings indicate...

Professional Liability of the Civil Engineer

Ute Mountain Ute Indian Water Rights Settlement of 1988
The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, located in the southwest corner of Colorado, agreed to a negotiated settlement of Winters Doctrine Water Rights rather than pursuing litigation. The Tribe will...

Administration of the Pecos River Compact Between New Mexico and Texas
The Pecos River Compact specifies the allocation of water between New Mexico and Texas. Due to difficulty in reaching agreement Texas sued New Mexico in the Supreme Court. The Court issued...

Don't Litigate. Negotiate!
Because of the nature of the construction business, contract disputes are often the rule rather than the exception. Rather than spending millions of dollars and many years on litigation,...

Expanding the Role of the Engineer in Conflict Management

Liabilities for Weather Modification Activities

State/Federal Conflict Resolution: Success Stories on the Colorado River

Impact of Litigation on Foundation Engineering in the United States
This paper presents a consulting engineer's perspective on the impact of litigation on foundation engineering practice in the United States. It consists primarily of the review...

Conflict Resolution in the OCS Oil and Gas 5-Year Leasing Program

The Public Trust as Property

Nonresident Access to Beaches

Who Controls State Coastal Programs: Lessons from California v. Evans

Reducing the Potential for Flood Litigation
A flood event is usually followed by numerous damage claims that often lead to litigation. This paper proposes measures to mitigate the potential for litigation. It is stressed that an...

Avoiding and Resolving Disputes in Underground Construction
Successful Practices and Guidelines
A method of developing cooperative, problem-solving attitudes on projects through a basic risk sharing philosophy between owner and contractor is presented. Special contracting provisions...

 

 

 

 

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