oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Engineers, climate change and the environment : opinion

Volume 13, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Extracted from text ... CIVIL ENGINEERING ? AUGUST 2005 3 THERE WAS A TIME When engineering issues were simple. Our objectives were economic optimisation within budgetary constraints. There were only two parties involved, the engineers and the political decision-makers. Water was plentiful and we could plan and build magnifi cent water supply projects without outside interference. The 1980s were a turning point in the engineering approach to water resource development. Irrigation was no longer the major concern for future development. It was also foreseen that we would reach the maximum economic exploitation of our surface water resources by about 2010. There were now multiple users ..

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