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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Water Resources and Environmental History

Authors
item Rogers, Jerry - WEST CONSULTANTS
item Brown, Glenn - OKLA. STATE. UNIV.
item Garbrecht, Jurgen

Submitted to: American Society of Civil Engineers
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: April 12, 2004
Publication Date: June 27, 2004
Citation: Rogers, J., Brown, G.O., Garbrecht, J.D., editors. 2004. Water resources and environmental history. Reston, VA: American Society Of Civil Engineers.

Interpretive Summary: 'Water Resources and Environmental History' covers a wide range of historical topics of interest to many professionals in the water resources field, as well as to a broader audience of historians, scientists, managers and individuals who are interested in the water resources knowledge of our forefathers, the existence and function of early water projects, and origins of some of today's greatest water systems. Water and sedimentation topics reach as far back as the Greek and Roman Era, the ancestral Puebloans that lived in southwestern Colorado some 1200 years ago, and the Inca Empire with the construction of Machu Picchu. This volume is also unique with respect to the diversity of topics it covers, including a photo essay of the Strawberry Valley Project, State and regional water projects, construction of the Suez Canal, the Bureau of Reclamation's history of dam design, and historical perspectives on existing hydrologic and hydraulic programs, hydraulic laboratories and engineering libraries. A review of National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks and of ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards is given, and the history of two water and environmental organizations is retraced. The release of 'Water Resources and Environmental History' coincides with the World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2004 held in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 27 - July 1, 2004, and many authors will present at that occasion their insightful contributions to this book.

Technical Abstract: 'Water Resources and Environmental History' covers a wide range of historical topics of interest to many professionals in the water resources field, as well as to a broader audience of historians, scientists, managers and individuals who are interested in the water resources knowledge of our forefathers, the existence and function of early water projects, and origins of some of today's greatest water systems. Water and sedimentation topics reach as far back as the Greek and Roman Era, the ancestral Puebloans that lived in southwestern Colorado some 1200 years ago, and the Inca Empire with the construction of Machu Picchu. This volume is also unique with respect to the diversity of topics it covers, including a photo essay of the Strawberry Valley Project, State and regional water projects, construction of the Suez Canal, the Bureau of Reclamation's history of dam design, and historical perspectives on existing hydrologic and hydraulic programs, hydraulic laboratories and engineering libraries. A review of National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks and of ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Awards is given, and the history of two water and environmental organizations is retraced. The release of 'Water Resources and Environmental History' coincides with the World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2004 held in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 27 - July 1, 2004, and many authors will present at that occasion their insightful contributions to this book.

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