Appraisal of Lightweight Moorings for Deep Water
This paper outlines the potential advantages of using lightweight fiber ropes for mooring floating production platforms. The influence of tether properties on mooring system response is discussed. It is...

What Does the Crystal Ball Say? Energy and Water Issues Are Too Great to Ignore!
Over the past 15 years, the Geoprofessional Business Association's (GBA) Emerging Issues and Trends Committee has held a series of Crystal Ball Workshops (Workshops) to identify long-term emerging issues...

When Things Became Muddy: TVA's Response to Seepage Discharge at Boone Dam
In October 2014, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) profited from investments in a robust dam safety program. This profit did not come in the form of money, but more importantly in the protection of...

Committee Passes Bills Granting Regulatory Flexibility, Assistance for Wastewater Operations
A key Senate committee approves bills to facilitate integrated planning under the Clean Water Act and to establish a program of technical assistance for small and medium-sized providers of wastewater treatment....

Model Aims to Help Utilities Gauge Public Attitudes toward Water Reuse

Tailings Impoundment Closure: It's All in the Eye of the Beholder
Since the early 1900s, the mining and power-generation industries have disposed of tailings and other waste products using impoundments. The term "tailings" typically refers to the fine-grained waste product...

Where Geosynthetics Meet Mining Geotechnics: Part of the Mining Engineer's Toolbox
From enhancing stability to providing environmental containment, geosynthetic materials play an important role in mining projects and geotechnics in general. While often overlooked, advancements in geosynthetic...

Highway Engineers Seek Options as Study Shows Road Salt Threatens Freshwater Lakes

Civil Engineers Asked to Contribute to Satellite Mission to Map Earth’s Surface Water

White House Promotes Water Innovation Strategy to Conserve, Augment Water Resources

Drinking Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan, Prompts Congress to Consider Responses

Study Says Restoring Wetlands in Midwest Could Reduce Flooding

Storage in Depleted Aquifers Can Help Protect Against Drought, Study Says

Loudoun Water Advances Potomac Water Supply Program

Watershed Degradation Increases Treatment Costs for Large Cities, Study Finds

Congress Could Reach Agreement on Water Resources Bill After Elections

Virginia Utility Aims to Eliminate Most Discharges to Surface Waters

Geotechnical Aspects of Pavements: There's More to Roads than Asphalt and Concrete!
When you jump on the highway to make that commute to work, do you think much about what's under the surface you ride on? Pavements are layered systems designed to provide a strong structure to support...

Improving Cost and Schedule Performance on Municipal Pipeline Projects: Realizing the Benefits of the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) Alternative Project Delivery Method
The water and wastewater infrastructure in the United States is failing. In its 2013 Report Card on American Infrastructure, ASCE stated: "The water and wastewater...

Cracking the Nuclear Code: Finding an Alternative to the Nuclear Density Gauge
Two of the most basic quality control tests made in the field during soil construction are the soil’s moisture content and density. The establishment of a uniform procedure to compare the performance of...





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