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The discipline, art, skill and profession of applying scientific knowledge and principles to the design and manufacturing of machines, structures, devices, systems, materials and processes.

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option value

Engineering; Civil engineering

Value associated with people who know they can visit an area in the future if they so desire. Also a reversible decision or an option to develop at some time in the future have ...


Engineering; Civil engineering

Impoundment immediately upstream from a dam or hydroelectric plant intake structure. The term is applicable to all types of hydroelectric developments (storage, run-of-river, and ...


Engineering; Civil engineering

Movement of (earth) material far enough so that payment, in addition to excavation pay, is made for haulage. The distance in excess of that given as the stated haul distance to ...

Budget Review Committee (BRC)

Engineering; Civil engineering

An ad hoc committee of representatives from each Region, the Reclamation Service Center, and the Washington Office, coordinates Reclamation budget activities through the ...

decision making

Engineering; Civil engineering

The second of five Early Warning System components consisting of the processes and facilities necessary to translate incoming data about the threatening event into decisions to ...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Engineering; Civil engineering

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's mission is to describe and predict changes in the Earth's environment, and conserve and wisely manage the Nation's coastal ...

human environment

Engineering; Civil engineering

Natural and physical environment and the relationship of people with that environment, including all combinations of physical, biological, cultural, social, and economic factors ...