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Drinking Water Resource Directory, New England Environmental Finance Center Oct 2012

Drinking Water Resource Directory, New England Environmental Finance Center

Sustainable Communities Capacity Building

This document is intended to help local and regional planning agencies, and their constituent water utilities, integrate drinking water infrastructure planning and investments into plans for sustainable development. Resources listed here provide guidance on making land use decisions that protect water resources, setting adequate and sustainable drinking water rates, controlling water loss, funding water infrastructure projects, and managing water utilities.

The directory was developed by the Environmental Finance Center Network through the Capacity Building for Sustainable Communities program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency. Through this program, EFCN is providing ...


Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (Jmamc) Project 27-31 August 2012, Michaelle L. Biddle Sep 2012

Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (Jmamc) Project 27-31 August 2012, Michaelle L. Biddle

Michaelle Biddle

The Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Collection is one of the oldest and largest manuscript collections in Nigeria. Because of the collection’s importance, its extremely poor housing and condition, the Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (JMAMC) Project was created. The goal of the week-long project was to gather fine-grained, detailed information as to the state of the collection so that a more comprehensive conservation, cataloging and digitization project could be formulated. Biddle details why the collection should be transferred on long-term loan to Arewa House Kaduna.


Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (Jmamc) Project 27-31 August 2012, Michaelle L. Biddle Sep 2012

Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (Jmamc) Project 27-31 August 2012, Michaelle L. Biddle

Michaelle Biddle

The Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Collection is one of the oldest and largest manuscript collections in Nigeria. Because of the collection’s importance, its extremely poor housing and condition, the Jos Museum Arabic Manuscripts Conservation (JMAMC) Project was created. The goal of the week-long project was to gather fine-grained, detailed information as to the state of the collection so that a more comprehensive conservation, cataloging and digitization project could be formulated. Biddle details why the collection should be transferred on long-term loan to Arewa House Kaduna.


Stained Glass At The Woodlands Cemetery, Lauren M. Szeber Jan 2012

Stained Glass At The Woodlands Cemetery, Lauren M. Szeber

Theses (Historic Preservation)

In 1855, the Woodlands Cemetery Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania incorporated stained glass windows in the southern façade of the Hamilton Mansion. Designed by John Gibson, the windows transformed the interior space by creating a chapel-like experience, reflecting larger social movements such as the concept of a rural cemetery, religious symbolism in the domestic residence, and the way these trends came to bear on the nascent idea of the early funeral home industry. This thesis is a study into the Woodlands Cemetery windows as a rare example of surviving mid 19th century stained glass. Documentation and exploration into the windows history ...


"Recent Preservation And Conservation Activities For Northern Nigerian Manuscripts In Arabic Script", Michaelle L. Biddle Dec 2011

"Recent Preservation And Conservation Activities For Northern Nigerian Manuscripts In Arabic Script", Michaelle L. Biddle

Michaelle Biddle

Nigeria has a rich Islamic manuscript heritage in danger of being lost due to lack of in-country preservation and conservation efforts. Of interest to scholars world-wide, these manuscripts in Arabic script are dispersed throughout Nigerian institutions and private collections. Since 2007 there has been a sustained effort to increase local awareness and Northern Nigerian regional capacity for care, conservation and maintenance of these collections