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4. Introduction to Federal and Interstate Issues

P. Andrew Jones University Press of Colorado ePub

It is important to understand water law concepts employed in other states and the basic principles governing disputes between states to gain a better understanding of Colorado’s prior appropriation system. The United States follows the general rule that each state has “plenary control” over the waters within its boundaries and is free to develop whatever system of water rights administration it chooses.1 The McCarran Amendment (43 U.S.C. §666) is a federal statute, adopted in 1953, that allows the United States the right to claim the adjudication and administration of certain rights to use water within a state’s water allocation system. (The effect is to permit state courts to adjudicate federal water rights claims under state law.)2 In Colorado, for example, the federal government must have an adjudicated decree just like any other Colorado water rights holder to divert water from a stream for a federal project or purpose. The federal government cannot take water out of priority or create a new place on the adjudicated priority lists that was not established in the original local water court proceedings.

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5.5 Checklists for other work

Low Sui Pheng Chartridge Books Oxford ePub

CHAPTER 5

A case study of ISO 9000 in large scale projects

5.1 Introduction

Although quality management systems were introduced more than a decade ago in the construction industries of the developed countries (in the United Kingdom, for example), the implementation of quality management systems in some less developed countries is still a relatively new phenomenon.

While quality management systems are now slowly making their presence felt in the less developed countries, there has been a lack of study of the problems faced by practitioners in implementing quality management systems for building projects during their infancy stage in the industry. This vacuum was, likewise, felt in the more developed countries like the United Kingdom when quality management systems were first introduced to their construction industries. This lacuna at the infancy stage means that the lessons and experiences learnt from implementing quality management systems in one particular building project are not necessarily transferred to benefit other projects. Apart from filling this vacuum, the aims of this chapter are to:

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Appendix I Resource List

Jorge Antonio Renaud University of North Texas Press PDF

Appendix I

Resource List

Following is a list of some organizations that offer services and assistance to prisoners and their families. Many of them offer other resource lists, generally in an area related to what services they extend. By asking them for resource lists, you can build a network of organizations suited to your particular needs.

Texas Inmate Families Association

(TIFA)

P.O. Box 181253

Austin, TX 78718-1253

(512) 695-3031 www.tifa.org

Advocacy group that provides support and resources for families of Texas prisoners. This organization works directly with prisoners’ family members, not prisoners. Has chapters throughout Texas and lobbies for change in the legislature, and often meets with top prison officials.

Info, Inc.

Inmate Families Organization, Inc.

P.O. Box 788

Manchaca, TX 78652 www.flash.net/infoinc

Advocacy group similar to TIFA, although newer.

Texas Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE)

P.O. Box 12623

Austin, TX 78711

Offshoot of national organization dedicated to organizing prisoners, their families and others for education and advocacy in criminal justice issues. Publishes quarterly newsletter, free to inmates.

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8. ln-market versioning and fissioning

Steve Bax Kogan Page ePub

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In-market versioning and fissioning

The first go-to-market stage of an orbit-shifting idea is not the first stage of market launch, it is the last stage of idea development.

Orbit shifters recognize that even when a big idea has successfully reached the stage of having become a working prototype, the greater part of the innovation journey still remains. How to now make the big idea work in the market is the dominant question in their mind. They recognize the reality that:

 

What they have right now is only the working prototype of the orbit-shifting idea it is unfinished. They are yet to discover how to make it work in a live market setting. At this stage, how customers will engage, connect with and adopt the new idea are questions that, at best, are only partially answered.

No matter how well thought-out the orbit-shift idea is, there will still be a fair number of unanswered questions. The first in-market experiments will throw up new blind spots and even open up new opportunities.

How to make it work and not lets see if it works

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5.8 Consultants’ site staff

Low Sui Pheng Chartridge Books Oxford ePub

CHAPTER 5

A case study of ISO 9000 in large scale projects

5.1 Introduction

Although quality management systems were introduced more than a decade ago in the construction industries of the developed countries (in the United Kingdom, for example), the implementation of quality management systems in some less developed countries is still a relatively new phenomenon.

While quality management systems are now slowly making their presence felt in the less developed countries, there has been a lack of study of the problems faced by practitioners in implementing quality management systems for building projects during their infancy stage in the industry. This vacuum was, likewise, felt in the more developed countries like the United Kingdom when quality management systems were first introduced to their construction industries. This lacuna at the infancy stage means that the lessons and experiences learnt from implementing quality management systems in one particular building project are not necessarily transferred to benefit other projects. Apart from filling this vacuum, the aims of this chapter are to:

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