Environmental Considerations for Water Resources Development in Haor Areas of Northeastern Bangladesh
A haor is a bowl shaped depression which are flooded every year during monsoon. It remains under water for seven months of the year. This paper gives an outline of the environmental considerations...

Environmental Improvement in Southern Africa
Cross-border environmental projects in southern Africa are identified and discussed. The complexity of coordinating multinational standards, combined with the region's extreme...

Drought in California: When Does It Begin and When Does it End?
California recently endured a six-year period of drought. While the public, media and control agencies like simple definitions to classify water conditions, in a state as large and varied...

Development of a Regional Atmospheric-Hydrologic Model for the Study of Climate Change in California
An integrated model of atmospheric and hydrologic processes at regional scale over California has been developed in order to translate the large scale atmospheric conditions of critical...

Drainage Recirculation Project for Water Quality
The State Water Resources Control Board and the federal Environmental Protection Agency have described water quality objectives for selenium in the San Joaquin River. In order to achieve...

1995: Where the Past (Paleoflood Hydrology) Meets the Present, Understanding Maximum Flooding
Paleoflood hydrology has become accepted in the scientific, engineering, and regulatory communities and increasingly is being used to complement engineering hydrology throughout the Rocky...

Development and Application of a Dual Drainage Model for the Wethersfield Area of the City of Hartford, Connecticut
A combined system, with overflows, existed in the City of Hartford, Connecticut. Although effective in the context of design standards prevailing at the time of its original design, the...

Environmental Planning for Water Resources Development, Cuatro Cienegas Region, Coahuila, Mexico
In 1983, biological experts met at the 16th Conference on Desert Fishes at the University of Arizona. They concluded that the Cuatro Ci?negas region of Coahuila, Mexico was one of the...

Critical Needs for Sustainable Water Resources: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Implementation
This presentation will summarize the key findings of the workshop, as synthesized and prioritized by a Steering Committee composed of multi-disciplinary experts in water and environmental-related...

The Environmental Valuation Reference Inventory (EVRI) for Water Related Benefits Transfers
Managing our water resources requires knowledge not only of flows, water chemistry and aquatic life, but also of the various uses and economic values that humans place upon the water....

The Use of Monitoring of Russian Water Objects for the Decrease of Disaster Consequences
The project of the United States Monitoring System for Water Resources was created. This system united the possibilities of different kinds of existed systems for observation of water...

Water Resources Investigation Along Salt River in Phoenix and Tempe Area
The Salt River originates in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona and drains westward through the Phoenix metropolitan area to its confluence with the Gila River approximately 15 miles...

The Effect of Climatic Change on Hydrologic Variables
There has been increasing concern about the threat of global warming affecting the earth's climate. This warming scenario, called the greenhouse effect, is believed to be...

Climate Change: What the North American Water Engineer Should Know
Long-range forecasts of future global warming have been made based on the increase in carbon dioxide and trace gases in the air from human activities. Potential changes which would especially...

Reversibility Measures for Sustainable Decisions
Increasing stress on the environment and current norms of sustainable development have prompted the formalization of new approaches to decision making. This may be achieved through the...

Risk as a Sustainable Development Criteria
Project alternatives can be compared on a relative basis when all factors contributing to social, environmental and economic risks are weighed by all the stakeholders concerned. It is...

Application of Mathematical Models for Flood Forecasting in Sri Lanka
With the introduction of microcomputers, the application of mathematical models in water-resources planning and forecasting became increasingly popular during the last decade in Sri Lanka....

Innovative Effluent Management for Sustainability
The City of San Jose, California (USA) has developed an original, integrated approach to managing wastewater treatment plant effluent and preserving the receiving water ecosystem. Highlights...

Quantitative Monitoring of Plata River Basin Waters
The governments of Argentina, Bolivia. Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, represented in the First Extraordinary Meeting of Chancellors of the Nations bordering the Plata River Basin, held...

Design of the Inlet/Outlet Tower for the Eastside Reservoir Project
The Eastside Reservoir is currently being constructed near Hemet, California, by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. When completed in 1999, water will enter and be...

 

 

 

 

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