Applying Benefits-to-Costs Analysis for Stormwater Improvement Projects
Benefit-to-cost analyses provide a measure of evaluation for the justification, selection, and prioritization of stormwater improvement projects. Facing increased competition for tax dollars...

The Ala Wai Canal—From Wetlands to World-Famous Waikiki
The Ala Wai Canal, a man-made tidal estuary on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, is located about a half mile (0.8 km) landward of Waikiki beach and is two miles (3.2 km) long. As Hawaii's...

The Debate Over Large Dams
Dam megaprojects across the globe are under increasing scrutiny. Critics say large dams have clearly lost their luster. While the outcry over huge public subsidies and high ecological...

The Spirit of Bandera—An Experiment in Inter-Agency Team-Building
An experiment to improve intergovernmental cooperation in water resources planning and management was initiated by the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in 1988 at Bandera,...

An Airport Economic Impacts Model
The paper discusses the development of a basic airport economic impacts model that could be used by any airport. The model was set up on a Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet, and requires input information...

Privatization in Transportation Financing
Since early in this century, financing for transportation has involved both private and public funds. For highways, monies provided by public or government agencies have come largely from...

Financing Urban Transportation
New ways to finance urban transportation are needed. User fees are discussed, but in many cases users of urban transportation are the poor, including the elderly poor, who cannot afford...

Economic Impacts of Storm Sewer Design Criteria
This paper discusses the selection of storm sewer design criteria and the resulting economic impacts. Using the Rational Method for calculating design flows, an investigation was made...

State Financing of Soil Conservation Programs
Federal financial incentives to implement conservation programs under traditional programs probably will not increase. Any increases in present financial incentives and new incentive alternatives...

Cincinnati's Dream Team
For years, the cries of Cincinnati's Public Works Department and its civil engineers for infrastructure repair fell on deaf ears. In 1986, Mayor Charles Luken tried a new...

How to Engineer Affordable Housing

Tax Accounting Vs. Book Accounting for Small-Scale Sites: A Case History From Four Small-Scale Sites
The Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) and the tax incentives the federal government granted in the early 1980's, rekindled interest in hydropower unlike anything...

New Directions in Financing Water and Power Projects
The financing of water and power projects is not business as usual. Two changes in recent times have resulted in major realignments in the way water and power projects are being financed....

Market Projections for the Hydroelectric Industry
The hydroelectric industry enjoyed a rapid rate of development from 1980 through 1986. This expansion was fed in part by a combination of tax incentives, the PURPA legislation, and high...

Highway Safety in 2010: Compromising Among Values
A prediction is made of the highway safety development, based on analysis of current crash data and expected improvements in highway safety. The paper includes discussions of travel mileage...

Water Transfers - The Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs
Water transfers occur naturally due to gravity and artificially due to man. Transfers by man are made in order to increase the value of the resulting product per quantity of water used....

Stewardship 87
Stewardship 87 provides new linkages between land users, public agencies and the non-profit sector. It creates a totally new rapport between local governments (dependent upon ad valorem...

Financing Options for the Operation, Rehabilitation, and Automation of Irrigation Water Delivery Systems
The paper discusses potential sources of financing for irrigation improvements and outlines many methods for securing funds. Irrigators who are in need of funds to improve or repair their...

Passing the Public Works Buck
Users and beneficiaries of local and state public works projects are paying a larger share of their cost. State and federal grants and general local revenues are being relied on less....

Street Fares
An argument is made for imposing user fees to amass funds for repair and maintenance of local roads and streets. These infrastructure services have to compete for local general property...

 

 

 

 

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