Summary of Approaches for Estimating Playa Lake Flooding
Playa, or terminal, lakes are common in semi- and arid environments; and their characteristic level, hard, and usually dry surfaces make them ideal for airports, as they are used in the...

Effects of Impervious Area Estimation Methods on Simulated Peak Discharges
The variability of simulated flood discharges is evaluated using two methods for estimating impervious surfaces and common design methods in the Mission Creek watershed (31 sq km) located...

Probabilistic Analysis of Long-Term Aquifer Recharge
Long-term time series of aquifer recharge and other aquifer fluxes (aquifer discharge, groundwater extraction) are essential to monitor and understand aquifer processes. This paper presents...

A Decision Framework for Stormwater Control in Urbanized Watersheds
Historically, urban growth occurred around water bodies due to factors such as easy access to transportation, water supply, and drainage. With the expanded transportation network along...

Enhancing the Solution of Large Monitoring Network Design Problems Using a New Epsilon-Dominance Hierarchical Bayesian Optimization Algorithm
Designing long-term monitoring (LTM) networks for contaminated groundwater is a challenging problem that has long been recognized to suffer from the curse of dimensionality. LTM design...

Public Policy
Back matter pages come after the papers or chapters in a published work. This back matter contains an appendix....

Optimization of Well Placement in Groundwater Long Term Monitoring Networks
Long Term Monitoring (LTM) networks play critical roles in tracking the migration of contaminants in groundwater, evaluating the efficiency of the existing remediation techniques, and...

Book Review: The Great Lead Water Pipe Disaster by Werner Troesken. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2006

Book Review: Landforming: An Environmental Approach to Hillside Development, Mine Reclamation and Watershed Restoration by Horst J. Schor and Donald H. Gray. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2007

Book Review: Managing Water: Avoiding Crisis in California by Dorothy Green. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2007

Challenges in Drinking Water Distribution Systems Security Modeling
This paper is on challenges in drinking water distribution systems security modeling connected to OCMS, addressing research and practical issues coming-out from two recent activities which...

History of the USDA-ARS Experimental Watersheds on the Washita River, Oklahoma
A national experimental watershed network, operated by the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture, was established in 1959 to conduct research on the effects...

Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Operation in Wastewater Treatment Plants
Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Operation Wastewater Treatment Plants instructs readers in the theory, equipment, and practical techniques needed to optimize BNR in varied environments,...

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,...

Simulation/Optimization Modeling Post-Audits
S/O models have long been used to compute optimal strategies for user-specified optimization problems. It is useful to provide a retrospective of two S/O modeling applications, and how...

Characterization of Interaction of Surface Water and Groundwater in the El Paso Lower Valley of Texas
El Paso is located in the Chihuahua desert and prone to long periods of extreme drought. With the river drought, regional irrigation districts only received 34% and 38%of a full water...

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....

Book Review: Water Resource Economics: The Analysis of Scarcity, Policies, and Projects by Ronald C. Griffin. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2006

Suggested Components of a State Water Resources Plan
The purpose of this chapter is to present the authors' views on: state water resources planning objectives, components of state water resources planning processes, and on...

State-by-State Water Resources Planning Profiles
This chapter contains water resources planning profiles for each of the 50 states (2004-2005). The profiles reflect a consideration of: water resources planning vision and goals; agencies...

 

 

 

 

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