Consequences
This chapter examines the impact of Hurricane Katrina, including injury, death, and financial losses....

Contributing Factors
This chapter examines contributing factors of the hurricane protection system failures, including the underappreciated risk to New Orleans, a piecemeal implementation of the hurricane...

Marginal Permafrost a Foundation Material in Transition
At the edges of the world's cold regions lie areas of marginal permafrost. It is a changing landscape that seems to be growing in extent, yet it retains chameleon-like qualities...

Optimal Resource Allocation for the Cleanup of Petroleum Contaminated Sites
Site rehabilitation is conducted in many states using a risk-based corrective action process wherein alternative remedial actions are evaluated and implemented, depending on the level...

Modeling Fort Ord Site OU2's Remediation System Using Optimization
Fort Ord.s Site OU2 is located approximately 80 miles south of San Francisco near Monterey Bay in Monterey County, California. Fort Ord contains two landfills which were used for residential...

Emergency Preparedness
This section provides a brief summary of the emergency preparedness plans for Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana....

Highway Bridges Performance and Repair
This chapter covers highway bridges performance and repair. Bridges in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama are discussed....

Rerouting and Traffic Demands
This chapter examines rerouting and traffic demands in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama....

Conclusions and Lessons Learned
This chapter contains concluding remarks on the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, emergency preparedness and response plans of the affected states, and structure performance against...

Summary and Analysis of Findings
The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overall perspective of water resources planning being conducted in the fifty states of the United States. Commonalities, variances, and highlights...

Infrastructure Planning Handbook
Planning, Engineering, and Economics
The book covers the concepts, methods, and management skills necessary to plan and maintain infrastructure. Topics include major infrastructure projects in context; master planning; infrastructure...

Large Landslide Risks in Solid Waste Facilities...Geotechnical Fundamentals Count

Characterization of Particle Class Sizes Associated with Indicator Organisms in Stormwater
The presence of pathogen indicators is the leading cause of water body impairment in the United States, accounting for over 15% of the waters currently requiring TMDL development (USEPA,...

Drinking Water Distribution Systems: A Dual-Use Vision for Implementing an Environmental Observatory for an Engineered System
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7, has been tasked as the lead federal agency in protecting water infrastructure in the U.S....

Geotechnical Challenges in the Design and Construction of Petronas Towers

Foundations for the World Financial Center in New York City

Balancing Risk and Rewards in Performance-Based Environmental Remediation Contracts

California's Levees at Risk

The Alaskan Way Viaduct Project: An Example of Geologic and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Practice in the Pacific Northwest

Hydrosystems Engineering Uncertainty Analysis
Focusing on issues of civic interest, this comprehensive practice manual teaches the application of uncertainty analysis for more sustainable hydrosystem design and management. Created...

 

 

 

 

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