Resources into the New Millennium: Past Accomplishments and New Challenges
Editors: Raymond Walton and Ronald E. Nece
Specifications: Text on CD-ROM in pdf format, searched alphabetically, ISBN 1-887201-25-4
Price: US $98
Cat No: WATERCD
~Over 400 papers from the 1999 ASCE International
Water Resources Engineering Conference:
ideal for practicing engineers, researchers, natural scientists, environmentalists,
as well as governmental agencies geared toward water resources and the environment~
-- This CD-ROM is a compilation of over 400 papers
presented in Seattle, Washington at the August 1999 ASCE International Water
Resources Engineering Conference. It includes papers from symposia on River
Restoration and Sediment Technology, Water Resources in the Urban Environment,
Groundwater Protection, and Irrigation Efficiency. Also included are many papers
on other aspects of hydraulics and hydrology, irrigation and drainage, sedimentation,
water quality, watershed management, hydraulic structures for fish passage,
risk based analysis for dam safety, extreme precipitation and floods, design
and evaluation of bridges for scour, and the case for dam removal in the United
States. As the twentieth century draws to a close the purpose of this conference
was to reflect upon what water resources engineers have accomplished, the lessons
learned, and to address the challenges the new century holds.
The audio of the keynote lecture by Marc Reisner, author of the nationally acclaimed book Cadillac Desert, is also presented on this CD. Mr. Reisners keynote was on the age of large dams in the western United States.
Paper topics covered in the River Restoration Symposium include channel restoration, channel-wetland relations, "hard" versus "soft" methods for streambank stabilization, sediment measurements, associated ecosystem processes and cumulative impacts. The Water Resources in the Urban Environment Symposium addresses urban hydrology, stormwater management, soil erosion and slope stability, water supply systems, water conservation and reuse, urban stream restoration and the limnology of urban lakes. GIS and groundwater modeling, microbial transport, visualization techniques, aquifer storage and recovery, geophysical application and instrumentation, well hydraulics, and conjunctive use of ground and surface water are subjects included in the Groundwater Protection Symposium. The Irrigation Efficiency Symposium included papers on irrigation efficiency constraints and challenges, environmental hydrologic implications, economic criteria, efficiency and water rights transfers, and performance standards and regulatory experience.
This CD-ROM will be of interest to practicing engineers, research engineers, natural scientists, environmentalists, as well as governmental agencies geared toward water resources and the environment. The cumulative expertise of these authors has been incorporated in more than 400 papers. Numerous papers give case studies while other address practical and applicable aspects of theory and research. Marc Reisners audio on the age of large dams is also included on the CD.