Geotechnical Engineering of Embankment Dams by Robin Fell

By Robin Fell

The purpose of this e-book is to offer a "state of practice", rather highlighting universal difficulties, blunders and omissions. themes addressed contain embankment dams, weathering strategies, geotechnical investigations, and origin grouting.

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The different SWM tasks form the categories to present the results from the research and they are assessed for robustness, accessibility, flexibility and ecological sustainability. 1 Tasks identified according to theory SWM tasks performed at the municipal level have both technical and social dimensions. Looking at the tasks from these two dimensions builds on the many studies on social-technical systems that acknowledge the co-evolution of technical and social developments. 1. First, I look at the technical dimension drawing upon the discussions surrounding centralised and decentralised modes of environmental infrastructure and service provision.

Questions regarding the adequacy of the structural arrangements of public authorities are raised. Therefore this study looks at the arguments for ‘neo-developmental state’ – a concept brought forth by Oosterveer (2009), which suggests a renewed and active role for governments in promoting development and ensuring adequate service provision also for the poor, and, on the other hand, the ‘network approach to governance’ which acknowledges limitations to the state’s capacity and suggests a further involvement of other societal actors in the governance of urban environmental infrastructures and services.

This was done to assess, among other things, service distribution to conclude on accessibility, different service providers to conclude on flexibility and the relationship between households and service providers on legitimacy and social trust. 0 from which frequency distributions were made which added onto the descriptive parts of the study findings. Qualitative data were coded guided by the dimensions of the conceptual framework and this made it easy to categorise and compare remarks from different interviewees.

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