Engineering Strategies for Global Climate Change
Guest-edited by Sam S.C. Liao
2008 / 74 pp.
Soft Cover - In Stock
$30.00 List / $22.50ASCE Member
Stock No. 40997 / ISBN: 9780784409978
Special issue of Leadership and Management in Engineering,
This special issue contains 7 articles presenting future challenges for the engineering profession that result from global climate change. Civil and environmental engineers will play a key role in responding to many of the projected effects of global climate change, including drought-induced shortages in water supply, changes in storm patterns and severity, and the potential for increased flooding as a result of rising sea levels and shifting rainfall patterns. As professionals responsible for the infrastructure that ensures the public's physical well-being, civil engineers must consider these issues and prepare for the future.
- power generation;
- building design;
- state climate change action plans;
- storms, flooding and coastal dikes;
- droughts and the water supply;
- land use implications; and
- no-regrets technologies.