oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Engineers lead wetlands meeting



Approaches to stream bank restoration, flood control and wetland works have changed dramatically. 'It's not just concrete trapezoidals anymore: said Robbin Sotir of Robbin Sotir & Associates, Atlanta, whose firm has been doing bioengineering - using vegetation for stabilisation purposes and for wetland creation - for 20 years. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) took the lead in organising the Wetlands and River Restoration Conference last year in an effort to enhance communication between disciplines. The conference consensus was that engineers, scientists and contractors have to learn to work together in a different way.


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