A Strategy for Improving Coastal Natural Hazards Management: Oregon's Policy Working Group Approach
In recent years there has been growing concern over the inadequacies in coastal natural hazard mitigation policies and implementation efforts in Oregon. These concerns have been increased...

Building Coalitions to Protect the Coast
There are myriad public and private organizations that share interests in coastal management. Until recently, these organizations had separate agendas and did not work together to promote...

Permit Enforcement, The Achilles Heel of Coastal Protection: Strategies for Effective Coastal Regulation
In 1976, the California State Legislature passed the California Coastal Act, one of the strongest pieces of environmental protection and land use control legislation in the nation for...

Minnesota Guidestar—Progress Towards a Statewide Intelligent Transportatin System
Minnesota Guidestar is seeking to develop a truly statewide intelligent transportation system. The pursuit of this goal necessitates the testing and evaluation of a number of different...

Sediment Entrapment by Stream Channel Vegetation
Degraded headwater streams are common in the mountainous West. They have experienced a variety of stresses from public and private uses and will require specific management consideration...

Risk and Uncertainty in Flood Damage Reduction Project Design
The recent emphasis on partnership between the Federal government and local sponsors in the development of flood damage reduction projects has promoted considerable interest in the application...

Infrastructure, IFC-Style
Interview with Everett J. Santos, head of the infrastructure department at the International Finance Corp.—the World Bank's private-sector arm. The department, created in...

Private Financing for Infrastructure
From the United States to Germany and the Third World, financing has replaced the availability of technology and expertise as the main infrastructure problem. Public deficits, resistance...

Lost & Found: Comeback at the IDB
With the lost decade of the 1980s behind it, Latin America has emerged from its debt crisis as a project powerhouse. Fueling many of those projects is the Inter-American Development Bank...

Dutch Globetrotting Pays Off
The Dutch have been doing business overseas for centuries, and Dutch consultants today continue the tradition. Several Dutch consulting firms are profiled. At Fugro-McClelland, N.V., Chief...

The Bechtel Edge
The Bechtel Group can commit personnel all over the world to seek out and scrutinize business opportunities, and the firm is usually at the top of Engineering News-Record's...

The Environment is Good Business in France
The environmental movement is an important political concern in Europe with the Green party gaining ground in several nations. The European Economic Community is developing environmental...

Howdy, Partner
Litigation has long been a nemesis to the construction industry. In recent years, contractors and owners have used innovative alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques, such as arbitration,...

Enhancing the Partnership—Improving Public Awareness Through Education and Information

The Affordable Space Platform: The STS External Tank
Future development of space requires establishing affordable work platforms in orbit. This paper surveys possible uses of the Space Transportation System's External Tank (ET) to provide...

Towards a Spacefaring Civilization
Three questions are addressed: (1) Is the U.S. a spacefaring nation? (2) Are we a spacefaring civilization? What are the benefits of being one? If we are not, how do we become one? (3)...

Application of Large Infrastructure Project Financing to Construction Projects in Space
In a time when space projects are limited by the scarcity of public funding it is reasonable to try to finance and operate them with the help of the private sector. An example to follow...

Promoting Private Irrigation Development: The Irrigation Sector Program Experience in Nepal
In 1988, Nepal embarked on development of an Irrigation Sector Program. The key ingredients of the program are direct farmer participation in irrigation development and establishment of...

Multiuser Sites for Contaminated Sediment Disposal
The Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) recently adopted a program to identify, rank, and clean up contaminated sediment sites in Puget Sound. Site cleanup, in conjunction with dredging...

An Overview: Wetland Restoration, Protection, and Establishment by Beneficially Using Dredged Material
Dredged material has been used beneficially by mankind for many years; in the past two decades it has purposely been used to restore and protect existing wetlands, and to establish new...

 

 

 

 

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