Links & General Resources
Engineering Study Aids
Central American Water Resource Management Network (CARA) (English or Spanish)
"CARA is a water resource training network focusing on building local capacity to improve the management and protection of Central American water resources.
Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library (EEVL)
The UK gateway to quality engineering information on the Internet
"Provides a central access point to networked Engineering information for the UK higher education and research community, and anyone else who may be looking for networked engineering information. Resources being added to the Database are selected, catalogued, classified and subject-indexed by experts to ensure that only current, high-quality or useful resources are included."
Great Wall Across the Yangtze
"To China's leaders, the dam is the greatest engineering feat since the construction of the Great Wall, but to critics worldwide, it is a social and environmental disaster. As the debate rages on, GREAT WALL ACROSS THE YANGTZE tells a complex story of extraordinary sacrifice in the face of modernization."
Sections include: The Story ; The Yangtze ; Three Gorges Dam ; The Controversy ; The Film ; Talkback ; Resources.
- PBS Online
PBS NOVA - Secrets of Lost Empires - China Bridge
"...the companion Web site to the NOVA program "China Bridge," scheduled to rebroadcast on Tuesday, August 13, 2002. The film, which is a part of the NOVA series Secrets of Lost Empires, documents a 1999 effort by a NOVA-assembled crew of scholars and timber framers to design and build a Chinese bridge known only from an ancient painting."
Sections include: NOVA Builds a Rainbow Bridge ; Bridge the Gap (Hot Science) ; Nature's Miracle Material ; China's Age of Invention ; Resources ; Teacher's Guide.
PBS NOVA - Sinking City of Venice (November 2002)
Companion to the TV broadcast.
"Experts struggle to save the City of Canals before it vanishes beneath the waves."
Sections include: See the Gates in Action ; Weighing the Solutions ; Venice Under Siege ; What Causes the Tides? ; Links & Books ; Teacher's Guide ; Program Transcript.
Resources on Dams and Fish
University of Washington
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - eeBuildings
"eebuildings provides a voluntary, no-cost approach to improved energy efficiency...helps building owners, managers, and tenants improve the energy efficiency of their buildings worldwide. eeBuildings forms partnerships with organizations such as multinational corporations, local businesses and NGOs, and government agencies that share eeBuildings' goal of improving energy efficiency to save energy and money."
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