Environmental and Water Resources History: Proceedings and Invited Papers for the ASCE 150th Anniversary (1852-2002): November 3-7, 2002, Washington, DC

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Twenty-four contributions address the history of various government and academic organizations that have played a role in the nation's water resources and environmental activities. Papers address topics including environmental engineering history and developments, hydraulic engineering pioneers, Bureau of Reclamation history and developments, university water and hydraulic education and research, hydrology and water resource planning, and an invited paper discussing the history of life on the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba, and Alabama rivers. Six contributions discuss the formation of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) and the history of ASCE technical divisions and codes and standards activities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780784406502
  • Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

A History of Environmental Engineering in the United States 1
A Brief History of Aeration of Wastewater 13
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago: Our Second Century of Meeting Challenges and Achieving Success 22
The History of the Darcy-Weisbach Equation for Pipe Flow Resistance 34
Manning's Formula by Any Other Name 44
History of Water Distribution Network Analysis: Over 100 Years of Progress 55
The Bureau of Reclamation's Legacy: A Century of Water for the West 68
Impact of Reclamation's Hydraulic Laboratory on Water Development 73
High Dams and Large Reservoirs: The Evolution of Concrete Dams at the Bureau of Reclamation 87
Knowledge and Water: Colorado State University's Water History 99
The Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research: Seventy-Plus and Still Going Strong 106
Evolution of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Hydrologic Methods through Computers 114
History of the Illinois State Water Survey 121
Water Quality in America since 1980: From Nitrates and Non-point to Ecosystems, Toxics and Terrorists 133
Evolution of Institutional Structure for Water Resources Planning 148
History of ASCE's Hydrology Handbook 154
Watershed Models 156
Revisiting Rivers of History: Another Look at Life on the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba, and Alabama Rivers 168
Initial History and Strategic Planning of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) 183
History and Heritage of the Irrigation and Drainage Division 190
Summary of the Hydraulics Division- ASCE (1938-1988) 193
Historical Development of the Water Resources Planning and Management Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers 195
History and Accomplishments of the EWRI/ASCE Codes and Standards Activities 200
Republication of Important Documents of the ASCE Urban Water Resources Research Council 210
Subject Index 303
Author Index 305
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