Water Resources and Environmental History: June 23-July 1, 2004, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Jerry R. Rogers, Glenn Owen Brown, Jürgen Garbrecht
American Society of Civil Engineers, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 285 pages
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Proceedings of history and heritage sessions at the Environmental and Water Resources Congress, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 27-July 1, 2004. Sponsored by the History and Heritage Committee of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE; Utah Section of ASCE; West Consultants, Inc.

This collection contains 31 historical papers that cover the existence and function of early water projects and the origins of some of today's greatest water systems. Water and sedimentation topics extend back to the Greek and Roman eras, the ancestral Puebloans who lived in southwestern Colorado 1,200 years ago, and the Incas who constructed Machu Picchu.

Topics include:

  • construction of the Suez Canal,
  • a photo essay of the Strawberry Valley Project,
  • history of the Bureau of Reclamation's dam design,
  • hydrologic and hydraulic programs,
  • hydraulic laboratories, and
  • engineering libraries.

Practicing engineers, students, historians, and anyone interested in the origins of some of today's greatest water systems will benefit from reading this book.

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