The investigations: The Pentagon
On the day that terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, ASCE and its Structural Engineering Institute established a group of volunteers, known as the building performance study, or...

The San Jacinto Monument: Over a Foot of Settlement, but Level
On March 6, 1836, General Santa Anna and his Mexican troops killed all those defending the Alamo Mission in San Antonio, TX. The Texans wished to be independent from Mexico and regrouped after this severe...

Beachscape Abstract
The Surfrider Foundation is currently developing a volunteer-based mapping program to document the physical characteristics, land use patterns, pollution sources, public access, erosion,...

The Commuter Model: A User-Friendly Analytical Tool for Commuter Choice and Voluntary Measure Programs

Meaningful Marine Monitoring: The Three R's to Responsible Stewardship

Citizen Volunteerism in Coastal Education and Management Programs

Strategies for Creating a Comprehensive, Integrated Coastal Water Quality Monitoring Network

Developing Watershed Stewardship Through Improved Water Quality Monitoring

Citizen Water Quality Monitoring and Education

Volunteer Organizations Use of Appropriate Technology in Developing Countries
The water and sanitation needs facing developing countries are formidable. This paper discusses the experience of a volunteer organization, the Water and Sanitation Consultancy Group,...

How Congress Should Act on Stormwater

Partnering in Environmental Restoration: The Coastal America Model
The Coastal America Partnership was initiated in 1993 with the underlying principal that collaborative efforts would be more successful than attempting individual agency solutions. To...

Feasibility Assessment Grants in Support of Volunteer Siting of a Monitored Retrievable Storage Facility
The Monitored Retrievable Storage facility (MRS) is an integral component of the planned Federal radioactive waste management system. The MRS will temporarily store spent fuel from commercial...

Assessing the Quality of Citizen Volunteer Monitoring
Total-error profiles and quality control charts are presented as quantitative techniques to determine acceptability of methodology and analyses for volunteer water quality monitoring programs....

Solving the High-Level (and Low-Level) Radioactive Waste Puzzle
Finding sites for both high-level and low-level radioactive wastes (LLRW and HLRW) has come to a virtual halt. The present system is based on a 'command-and-control'...

Citizen Monitoring Component of the Maryland Targeted Watershed Project
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has conducted a water quality testing program using volunteers since July of 1985. This program has laid the foundation for volunteers to help Bay managers...

Salt Pond Watchers, Citizen Monitoring for Better Government Decisions
Since 1985, 50 Salt Pond Watchers have monitored the effects of development on 7 estuarine bays in Rhode Island. Volunteers test the waters biweekly for temperature, dissolved oxygen (LaMotte...

Inspection of Damaged Buildings
Volunteer engineers and architects have had a significant impact in expediting the recovery of South Carolina from the ravages of Hurricane Hugo. Augmenting state and local government...

Are ASTM Standards Enough?
ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) is most likely the World's most renown developer of voluntary consensus standards. Its standards development process utilizes...

Managing Public Support During Oil Spills

 

 

 

 

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