Category Archives: Infrastructure

Water Engineer Story about the Mill River Catastrophic Flood, 1874

“In 1874, on the Mill River in western Massachusetts, an earthenwork dam gave way. A wall of water between 20- and 40-feet high and 300-feet wide rushed downstream. The flood destroyed almost everything in its path. Factories were crushed and … Continue reading

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Good Practice: Check Your Story (Hydrofracking) With Another Source

Given that we just finished Gas Land, it is always a good idea to see how other sources report that story. What do you think of this Time Magazine (a mainstream media source) report? http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,876880045001_2062814,00.html http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/ By the way, if … Continue reading

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The Good and Bad About Dams

The Good and Bad About Dams The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) regulates work in the nation’s wetlands and waters, with a goal of protecting the aquatic environment, promoting responsible development, and working to ensure no net loss of … Continue reading

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Great Data in NGM April 2010 Issue

WATER a special issue of National Geographic, April 2010

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Cheseapeake Bay Estuary; Microcosm of Our Water Story

Granted, this is a commercial from Siemens, a company which has a mission statement we should investigate as well as a need to satisfy its shareholders. Nevertheless, this video dramatizes the narrative, “if it’s on the ground, then it’s in … Continue reading

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Research Skills Homework

Homework: research this source [water.org] and write 6-8 sentences in Standard English. Also recall our editing sessions where we have been emphasizing clarity in our prose and strive to have your prose flow well between your general ideas and specific … Continue reading

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Is Peak Water for real?

Unlike the famous (or infamous) description of Peak Oil, it is true that the use of water at any point in time does not use up the resource and make it unavailable for future generations. But the rapidly growing global … Continue reading

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