This volume contains 18 papers presented at the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress and Great Rivers History Symposium held in Kansas City, Missouri, from May 17 to 21, 2009. “”Great Rivers History”” focuses on the great rivers of the world and the engineering challenges of balancing the urgency for development and growth with the environmental need for a sustainable future. This seminal collection offers a fascinating history of: the Paris sewer system; the Turtle Creek Reservoir; the Missouri River channel project; Columbia River exploration and mapping; major U.S. dam failures; and, Darcy’s Law. This publication will be valuable to practitioners, professors, and students interested in environmental and water resources engineering history.
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