A Challenge for the Future

  • Viorel Badescu
  • Richard B. Cathcart
  • Roelof D. Schuiling

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 54)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Richard Brook Cathcart, Viorel Badescu
    Pages 5-20
  3. Evert H. du Marchie van Voorthuysen
    Pages 31-44
  4. Ross N. Hoffman, John M. Henderson, George D. Modica, S. Mark Leidner, Christopher Grassotti, Thomas Nehrkorn
    Pages 87-120
  5. Alexander A. Bolonkin
    Pages 121-149
  6. Richard Brook Cathcart, Milan M. Ćirković
    Pages 151-174
  7. Viorel Badescu, Richard Brook Cathcart
    Pages 251-279
  8. Milan M. Ćirković
    Pages 281-300
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 301-316

About this book


Macro-engineering involves the large-scale modification and manipulation of natural systems for the benefit of mankind. The primary goals of some Earth-based macroprojects described in this book are power production, land reclamation, food production, climate change, environment, water, transport and coastal protection. Other Earth or space projects considered here have a more futuristic ring, but our present-day technical skill makes their realization possible. Earth-based macroprojects usually combine different aspects and aims. They have a major impact on the ecology of a region and the inhabitants' means of living (like tourism, fishing, shipping). Its effects may be felt worldwide, like the rise in global sea level after the damming and evaporation of large ocean gulfs for power production, or the change in climate following the regional reduction of solar insolation.

Audience: This book will be of interest to researchers involved in macroprojects and students of Natural Sciences and Engineering.


climate change ecology environment macro-engineering modeling power production production technology transport transportation

Editors and affiliations

  • Viorel Badescu
    • 1
  • Richard B. Cathcart
    • 2
  • Roelof D. Schuiling
    • 3
  1. 1.Polytechnic University of BucharestRomania
  2. 2.GeographosBurbank
  3. 3.Utrecht University

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