Shankers Bend Dam

As a Civil Engineer, many readers would assume that I would be all pro-construction, pro-infrastructure ready to support any concrete structure proposed anywhere in the world. The truth is far from that supposition. Efficiency and environmental protection rank at the top of my priorities. A local example of the tension between infrastructure management and construction […]

Reservoir Level Tracking

Everywhere else I’ve ever lived has considered storage of raw water to be their best asset in terms of water security. Here in the Kootenays however, we are blessed with a seeming abundance of clean water from mountain streams, and the need for storage has been minimal in many communities. There has been more concern […]