Bio


Ortolano is concerned with environmental and water resources policy and planning. His research stresses environmental policy implementation in developing countries, technology transfer, and the role of non-governmental organizations in environmental management. Several current projects concern air and water pollution control regulations in China.

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, ENSEEIHT, Toulouse, France
  • Visiting professorships, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Dipartimento di Urbanistica, Venice, Italy
  • Lectureship, National Science Council of the Republic of China
  • Fulbright-Hays Research Grants, Rome, Italy, and Paris, France
  • Eugene L. Grant Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford University (2005)
  • Lillian and Thomas B. Rhodes Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Stanford University (1996)

Professional Education


  • PhD, Harvard (1969)

2013-14 Courses


Journal Articles


  • forthcoming, A Behavioral Model of Muddling Through in the Chinese Bureaucracy: The Case of Environmental Protection Regulation The China Journal Zhou, X., Lian, H., Ortolano, L., Ye, Y.
  • Discussion Paper for SEA Case Study on the Shift from Road Maintenance Fees to a Tax on Gasoline and Diesel Fuel report prepared for ESSA Technologies, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Ortolano, L.
  • Factors influencing the technology upgrading and catch-up of Chinese wind turbine manufacturers: Technology acquisition mechanisms and government policies ENERGY POLICY Qiu, Y., Ortolano, L., Wang, Y. D. 2013; 55: 305-316
  • 2012 Chester Rapkin Award for Best Planning Paper in Volume 30: "A Tale of Two Sitings: Contentious Politics in Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Siting in California" JOURNAL OF PLANNING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Boudet, H. S., Ortolano, L. 2013; 33 (1): 120-120
  • Confronting Urban Displacement: Social Movement Participation and Post-Eviction Resettlement Success in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania JOURNAL OF PLANNING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Hooper, M., Ortolano, L. 2012; 32 (3): 278-288
  • Motivations for slum dweller social movement participation in urban Africa: a study of mobilization in Kurasini, Dar es Salaam ENVIRONMENT AND URBANIZATION Hooper, M., Ortolano, L. 2012; 24 (1): 99-114
  • forthcoming, Confronting Urban Displacement: Social Movement Participation and Post-Eviction Resettlement Success in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Journal of Planning Education and Research. Published online Hooper, M., Ortolano, L. 2012
  • Motivations for Urban Social Movement Participation in Africa: A Study of Slum Dweller Mobilization in Kurasini, Dar es Salaam Environment and Urbanization Hooper, M., Ortolano, L. 2012
  • Water supply services for Africa's urban poor: the role of resale JOURNAL OF WATER AND HEALTH Zuin, V., Ortolano, L., Alvarinho, M., Russel, K., Thebo, A., Muximpua, O., Davis, J. 2011; 9 (4): 773-784

    Abstract

    In sub-Saharan Africa only 35% of the urban population has access to a piped water connection on their premises. The majority of households obtain water from public standpipes or from neighbors who are connected to the municipal network. Water resale is often prohibited, however, because of concerns about affordability and risks to public health. Using data collected from 1,377 households in Maputo, Mozambique, we compare the microbiological quality, as well as the time and money costs of water supply from individual house connections, public standpipes, and water obtained from neighbors. Households with their own water connections have better service across virtually all indicators measured, and express greater satisfaction with their service, as compared with those using other water sources. Households purchasing water from their neighbors pay lower time and money costs per liter of water, on average, as compared with those using standpipes. Resale competes favorably with standpipes along a number of service quality dimensions; however, after controlling for water supply characteristics, households purchasing water from neighbors are significantly less likely to be satisfied with their water service as compared with those using standpipes.

    View details for DOI 10.2166/wh.2011.031

    View details for Web of Science ID 000297599300016

    View details for PubMedID 22048436

  • Creating safer consumer products: the information challenges companies face ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY Scruggs, C. E., Ortolano, L. 2011; 14 (6): 605-614
  • Teaching Negotiation in the Context of Environmental Regulatory Enforcement: An Experiential Learning Approach Applied Environmental Education and Communication Choy, M., S., Johnson, S., A., Ortolano, L. 2011; 2 (10): 105-115
  • Water resale to neighbors in Maputo, Mozambique: price, service quality, and user satisfaction Journal of Water and Health Choy, M., S., Johnson, S., A., Ortolano, L. 2011; 10 (2: 105-115.)
  • Implementing China's national energy conservation policies at state-owned electric power generation plants ENERGY POLICY Zhao, X., Ortolano, L. 2010; 38 (10): 6293-6306
  • A Tale of Two Sitings: Contentious Politics in Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Siting in California JOURNAL OF PLANNING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Boudet, H. S., Ortolano, L. 2010; 30 (1): 5-21
  • JUDICIAL REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS: HAS IT CHANGED THE BEHAVIOR OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES? CHINA JOURNAL Zhang, X., Ortolano, L. 2010; 64: 97-119
  • Agency Empowerment through the Administrative Litigation Law: Court Enforcement of Pollution Levies in Hubei Province CHINA QUARTERLY Zhang, X., Ortolano, L., Lue, Z. 2010: 307-326
  • udicial Review of Environmental Administrative Decisions: Has It Changed Agency Behavior? The China Journal Zhang, X., Ortolano, L. 2010: 97-119
  • Constructing carbon offsets: The obstacles to quantifying emission reductions ENERGY POLICY Millard-Ball, A., Ortolano, L. 2010; 38 (1): 533-546
  • Development of Citizen-Organized Environmental NGOs in China VOLUNTAS Ru, J., Ortolano, L. 2009; 20 (2): 141-168
  • Implementing Programmes to Reduce Nitrate Pollution from Agriculture in Brittany, France INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT Ortolano, L., Baumont, S., Puz, G. 2009; 25 (4): 641-656
  • Analyzing Beijing's in-use vehicle emissions test results using logistic regression ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Chang, C., Ortolano, L. 2008; 42 (19): 7309-7314

    Abstract

    A logistic regression model was built using vehicle emissions test data collected in 2003 for 129 604 motor vehicles in Beijing. The regression model uses vehicle model, model year, inspection station, ownership, and vehicle registration area as covariates to predict the probability that a vehicle fails an annual emissions test on the first try. Vehicle model is the most influential predictor variable: some vehicle models are much more likely to fail in emissions tests than an "average" vehicle. Five out of 14 vehicle models that performed the worst (out of a total of 52 models) were manufactured by foreign companies or by their joint ventures with Chinese enterprises. These 14 vehicle model types may have failed at relatively high rates because of design and manufacturing deficiencies, and such deficiencies cannot be easily detected and corrected without further efforts, such as programs for in-use surveillance and vehicle recall.

    View details for DOI 10.1021/es702636a

    View details for Web of Science ID 000259603700046

    View details for PubMedID 18939563

  • Air quality impacts of Tokyo's on-road diesel emission regulations TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART D-TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT Rutherford, D., Ortolano, L. 2008; 13 (4): 239-254
  • Community participation in urban sanitation - Experiences in northeastern Brazil JOURNAL OF PLANNING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Nance, E., Ortolano, L. 2007; 26 (3): 284-300
  • Benefits and Costs of Shanghai’s Environmental Citizen Complaints System China Information Warwick, M., Ortolano, L. 2007; 21 (2): 237-268
  • Effects of economic and environmental reform on the diffusion of cleaner coal technology in China DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE Ohshita, S. B., Ortolano, L. 2006; 37 (1): 75-98
  • Implementing cleaner production programmes in Changzhou and Nantong, Jiangsu Province DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE Oliver, H. H., Ortolano, L. 2006; 37 (1): 99-120
  • Research Universities and Engaged Scholarship: A Leadership Agenda for Renewing the Civic Mission of Higher Education.. Tufts University and Campus Compact. Providence, RI Gibson, C., Ortolano, L. 2006
  • Influence of organizational learning on water pollution control in Colombia's Cauca Valley INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT Triana, E. S., Ortolano, L. 2005; 21 (3): 493-508
  • Haas Center's First Twenty Years: Public Service Education at Stanford, Haas Center for Public Service Stanford University A., L. 2005
  • Transferring Cleaner Production Technologies to Industries in Changzhou and Nantong, China International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management He, H., Ortolano, L. 2005; 5 (2/3): 276-299
  • Transferring Cleaner Production Technologies to Industries in   Changzhou and Nantong, China International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management He., H., Ortolano, L. 2005; 5 (2/3): 276-299
  • Implementing government assistance programmes for water and sewer systems in Texas colonias INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT CARTER, N., Ortolano, L. 2004; 20 (4): 553-564
  • The Chinese government's role in implementing multilateral environmental agreements: The case of the Montreal protocol CHINA QUARTERLY Zhao, J. M., Ortolano, L. 2003: 708-725
  • From Demonstration to Diffusion: the Gap in Japan's Environmental Technology Cooperation with China International Journal of Technology Transfer and Cooperation Ohshita, S., B., Ortolano, L. 2003; 2 (4): 351-368
  • Cleaner Production Programme in Taiyuan City, China International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialization He, H., Ortolano, L., Shi, H. 2003; 2 (1): 65-88
  • Grand Coulee Dam 70 years later: What can we learn? INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT Ortolano, L., Cushing, K. K. 2002; 18 (3): 373-390
  • The Promise and Pitfalls of Japanese Cleaner Coal Technology Transfer to China International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Ohshita, S., B., Ortolano, L. 2002; 1 (1/2): 56-81
  • The Promise and Pitfalls of Japanese Cleaner Coal Technology Transfer to China International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialization Ohshita, S., B., Ortolano, L. 2002; 1 (1/2): 56-81
  • The Role of Two NAF Institutions in Developing Water for Infrastructure in the U.S. Mexico Border Region Publication División de Administación Pública, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, (Center of Economic Research and Teaching), Mexico City, Mexico. Carter, N., Ortolano, L. 2002
  • Learning processes in development planning - A theoretical overview and case study JOURNAL OF PLANNING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH Ebrahim, A., Ortolano, L. 2001; 20 (4): 448-463
  • Organizational Learning and Environmental Impact Assessment at Colombia’s Cauca Valley Corporation Environmental Impact Assessment Review Sanchez-Triana, E., Ortolano, L. 2001; 21 (3): 223-239
  • Using Simulation to Teach Negotiation Processes to Environmental Engineers Journal of Engineering Education Guikema, S., Ortolano, L., Ohshita, S., B., Collins, P. 2001: 631-635
  • The evolution of an international water resources management regime in the Mekong river basin NATURAL RESOURCES JOURNAL BROWDER, G., Ortolano, L. 2000; 40 (3): 499-531
  • Water and Wastewater in the U.S.–Mexico Border Region: A Perspective on BECC and NADBank International Journal of Water Resources Development Carter, N., Ortolano, L. 2000; 16 (4): 691-708
  • WCD Case Study: Grand Coulee Dam and Columbia Basin Project USA report prepared for World Commission on Dams, Cape Town, South Africa. Ortolano, L. 2000
  • Implementing the Montreal Protocol in China: Use of Cleaner Production in Two Industrial Sectors Environmental Impact Assessment Review Zhao, J., Ortolano, L. 1999; 19 (6): 499-519
  • Grand Coulee Dam and Columbia Basin Project Case Study– Scoping Report prepared for the World Commission Dams, Cape Town, South Africa Ortolano, L., Cushing, K., K. 1999
  • Pollution Prevention Incentives and Responses in Chinese Firms Environmental Impact Assessment Review Warren, K., A., Ortolano, L. 1999; 19 (6): 521-540
  • Introduction to Cleaner Production in China Environmental Impact Assessment Review Ortolano, L., Cushing, K., K., Warren, K., A. 1999; 19 (6): 431-436
  • Pollution Prevention in China’s Electroplating Industry Envionmental Engineering and Policy Warren, K., A., Ortolano, L. 1998; 1 (1): 11-23
  • A Model Describing Performance of Rural Drinking Water Systems in Honduras International Journal of Water Resources Development Gelting, R., J., Ortolano, L. 1998; 14 (2): 199-215
  • Organizational Change and Environmental Impact Assessment at the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand: 1972-1988 Environmental Impact Assessment Review Shepherd, A., Ortolano, L. 1997; 5 (17): 329-356
  • Water-supply system operations: Critiquing expert-system approach JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE Shepherd, A., Ortolano, L. 1996; 122 (5): 348-355
  • Water Supply System Operations: A Critiquing Expert System Approach Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management Shepherd, A., Ortolano, L. 1996; 122 (5): 348-355
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment for Sustainable Urban Development Environmental Impact Assessment Review Shepherd, A., Ortolano, L. 1996; 16 (4-6): 321-335
  • Use of Water Banks to Reduce Adverse Socioeconomic Impacts of Drought prepared for the Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Republic of China Ortolano, L., Oshita, S., B. 1996
  • Environmental Impact Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities Impact Assessment Ortolano, L., Shepherd, A. 1995; 13 (1): 3-30
  • CRITIQUING EXPERT-SYSTEMS FOR PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT COMPUTERS ENVIRONMENT AND URBAN SYSTEMS Shepherd, A., Ortolano, L. 1994; 18 (5): 305-314
  • FACTORS INFLUENCING ADOPTION OF AUTOMATION AT WASTE-WATER TREATMENT PLANTS IN JAPAN JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER Srinivasan, S., Ortolano, L. 1994; 19 (1): 33-42
  • Comprehensive Framework for Drought Management: Models to Assist Industrial Water Decision Makers Report, Industrial Technology Reserch Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Repubic of China Ortolano, L., Shepherd, A., Wan, S. 1994
  • Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment in the United States and Canada report prepared for Kinhill Engineers Pty Ltd., Canberra, Australia Ortolano, L. 1994
  • Pollutant Discharge Fees in China: Case Study of a Factory in Guandong Province Asian Journal of Environmental Management Sinkule, B., J., Ortolano, L. 1994; 2 (2): 135-141
  • Environmental Impact Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities in Résumés des Communications the 14th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment Ortolano, L. 1994: 85
  • Decision Support System for Industrial Drought Management prepared for the Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Republic of China Ortolano, L., Shepherd, A., Wan, S. 1994
  • Observations on Proposed Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste Management, Environmental Licences and Discharge Fees in Columbia, prepared for the Ministry of the Environment, Bogota, Colombia Ortolano, L. 1994
  • Implementation of EIA Procedures for Medium Size Factories: Case Studies in South China in Development and the Environment, the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment Shanghai, China Sinkule, B., J., Ortolano, L. 1993: 104
  • Industrial Wastewater Control in Chinese Cities: Determinants of Success in Environmental Policy Natural Resource Modeling Rozelle, S., Ma, X., Ortolano, L. 1993; 7 (4): 353-378
  • Pollution Prevention in the Chinese Electroplating and Pulp-and-Paper Industries in Development and the Environment, the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment Shanghai, China Warren, K., A., Ortolano, L. 1993: 129
  • Influence of Environmental Impact Assessment on the Taiwan Power Company: An Organizational Theory Perspective in Development and the Environment, the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment Shanghai, China Tu, S., L., Ortolano, L. 1993: 114
  • Controls on Project Proponents and Environmental Impact Assessment Effectiveness The Environmental Professional Ortolano, L. 1993; 15 (4): 352-363
  • Appraisal of Plans and Policies for Water Pollution Control by the Autonomous Regional Corporation for the Bogotá Ubate and Suarez River Basins, report submitted to the Organization of American States, Washington, D.C. Ortolano, L. 1992
  • Research on an Environmental Quality Evaluation System for Metropolitan Areas in (Chinese) China Environmental Protection Journal Ortolano, L. 1992; 12: 109-113
  • Controlling Industrial Pollution Using EIA: Case Study of a Kenyan Tannery Project The Environmentalist Hirji, R., Ortolano, L. 1991; 4 (48): 253-266
  • EIA Effectiveness and Mechanisms of Control: Case Studies of Water Resources Development in Kenya The International Journal of Water Resources Development Hirji, R., Ortolano, L. 1991; 3 (7): 154-167
  • Strategies for Managing Uncertainties Imposed by EIA: Analysis of a Kenyan River Development Authority Environmental Impact Assessment Review Hirji, R., Ortolano, L. 1991; 11 (3): 203-230
  • Strategies Used by Kenya's National Environmental Secretariat to Promote Environmental Protection The Environmental Professional Hirji, R., Ortolano, L. 1991; 13 (2): 154-165
  • Expert System for Sewer Network Maintenance: Validation Issues Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering Ortolano, L., Coeur, G., Le, MacGilchrist, R. 1990; 4 (1): 37-54
  • EVALUATION OF HEURISTIC PROGRAM FOR SCHEDULING TREATMENT-PLANT PUMPS JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE LANNUZEL, P., Ortolano, L. 1989; 115 (4): 457-471
  • United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Greening Development, Report of ESCAP/UNDP Meeting of Eminent ESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand Ortolano made contributions to the report. Ortolano, L. 1989
  • LESSONS FROM EIA FOR BICOL RIVER DEVELOPMENT IN PHILIPPINES JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE ABRACOSA, R., Ortolano, L. 1988; 114 (5): 517-530
  • Public Involvement and EIA: The Case of the Binongan Hydroelectric Project in the Philippines International Journal of Water Resources Development Abracosa, R., Ortolano, L. 1988; 4 (3): 176-183
  • Systems experts dans l'ingenierie des ressources d'eau et de l'environnement: travaux en cours (Expert Systems in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering: Work in Progress), report submitted to INRETS summarizing a presentation to the INRETS seminar on Expert Systems in the Use and Maintenance of Urban Networks at the Secretariet du Plan Urbain, Paris Ortolano, L. 1988
  • Projet de protocole d'evaluation du logiciel PILOTE (Development of a Protocol for the Evaluation of the Computer Program Called PILOTE), submitted to the Compagnie Generaledes Eaux, Anjou-Recherche, Paris, France Lannuzel, P., Ortolano, L. 1988
  • Expert Systems: An Introduction for Planners Journal of the American Planning Association Ortolano, L., Perman, C., D. 1987; 53 (1): 98-103
  • A PLANNERS INTRODUCTION TO EXPERT SYSTEMS JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION Ortolano, L., PERMAN, C. D. 1987; 53 (1): 98-103
  • Software for Expert Systems Development Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering Ortolano, L., Perman, C., D. 1987; 1 (4): 225-240
  • Review of Expert Systems Development Program a peer review performed for the Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinatti, Ohio Ludvigsen, P., J., Palmer, R., N., Ortolano, L. 1987
  • Speculations on When and Why EIA is Effective Environmental Impact Assessment Review Ortolano, L., Jenkins, B., Abracosa, R. 1987; 7 (4): 285-292
  • New Expert Systems in Environmental Engineering Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering Ortolano, L., Steinemann, A., C. 1987; 1 (4): 298-302
  • Environmental Impact Assessment in the Philippines: 1977-1985 Environmental Impact Assessment Review Abracosa, R., Ortolano, L. 1987; 7 (4): 293-310
  • Evaluation of the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement System: 1977-1985 Philippine Planning Journal Abracosa, R., Ortolano, L. 1986; 18 (1): 1-29
  • Estimating Air Quality Impacts Environmental Impact Assessment Review Ortolano, L. 1985; 5 (1): 9-35
  • EVALUATING A CUMULATIVE IMPACT ASSESSMENT APPROACH WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH CONTANT, C. K., Ortolano, L. 1985; 21 (9): 1313-1318
  • United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Environmental Impact Assessment: Guidelines for Planners and Decision Makers, ESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand Ortolano was one of nine contributors. Ortolano, L. 1985
  • DELPHI FORECASTS OF LAND-USE - TRANSPORTATION INTERACTIONS JOURNAL OF TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING-ASCE CAVALLISFORZA, V., Ortolano, L. 1984; 110 (3): 324-339
  • WATER CONSERVATION AND CAPACITY EXPANSION JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE Rubinstein, J., Ortolano, L. 1984; 110 (2): 220-237
  • Transit Facilities and Land Use: An Application of the Delphi Methods Report IPM-15, Department of Civil Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, CA Cavalli-Sforza, V., Ortolano, L., Dajani, J., S., Russo, M., V. 1982
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS IN HIGHWAY PLANNING - CLOSURE TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING JOURNAL OF ASCE MEERSMAN, J. J., Ortolano, L. 1981; 107 (6): 697-697
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS IN CORPS PLANNING WATER RESOURCES BULLETIN BRENDECKE, C., Ortolano, L. 1981; 17 (2): 248-254
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS IN HIGHWAY PLANNING TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING JOURNAL OF ASCE MEERSMAN, J. J., Ortolano, L. 1980; 106 (4): 471-483
  • MODELING WATER DISTRIBUTION IN SANTA-CLARA-COUNTY, CALIF JOURNAL AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION Hall, G. C., Ortolano, L. 1979; 71 (5): 242-247
  • CONFLICTS IN ATTAINING NATIONAL GOALS FOR BOTH WATER-QUALITY AND ENERGY-PRODUCTION WATER RESOURCES BULLETIN Brown, S. M., Thompson, F. L., HESSEL, D. L., Ortolano, L., HOOD, W. S. 1979; 15 (5): 1236-1249
  • Modeling the Distribution of Water in Santa Clara County, California J. of the American Water Works Association Hall, G., C., Ortolano, L. 1979; 5 (71): 242-248
  • ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS IN WATER-RESOURCES PLANNING WATER SUPPLY & MANAGEMENT Ortolano, L. 1978; 2 (2): 159-176
  • NEPAS EFFECT ON CONSIDERATION OF ALTERNATIVES - CRUCIAL TEST NATURAL RESOURCES JOURNAL HILL, W. W., Ortolano, L. 1978; 18 (2): 285-311
  • Environmental Considerations in Water Resources Planning by the Corps of Engineers Report IPM-7, Department of Civil Engineering Brendecke, C., Ortolano, L. 1978
  • Environmental Considerations in Water Resources Planning by the Bureau of Reclamation Report IPM-8, Department of Civil Engineering Price, J., E., Ortolano, L. 1978
  • Environmental Considerations in Three Infrastructure Planning Agencies: An Overview of Research Findings Report IPM-6, Department of Civil Engineering Ortolano, L., et al. 1978
  • Environmental Considerations in Highway Planning by the California Department of Transportation Report IPM-9, Department of Civil Engineering Meersman, J., J., Ortolano, L., Shikuma, R. 1978
  • FIELD EVALUATION OF SOME PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT TECHNIQUES WATER RESOURCES BULLETIN Ortolano, L., Wagner, T. P. 1977; 13 (6): 1131-1139
  • Testing an Illiterative, Open Process for Water Resources Planning Report, U.S. Army Engineers Institute for Water Resources, Ft. Belvoir, VA Wagner, T., P., Ortolano, L. 1976
  • USE OF AN EIR PROCESS IN CONTROLLING URBAN SPRAWL JOURNAL OF THE URBAN PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT DIVISION-ASCE Brodersen, R. M., Ortolano, L. 1976; 102 (1): 199-212
  • EFFECTS OF NEPAS REVIEW AND COMMENT PROCESS ON WATER-RESOURCES PLANNING - RESULTS OF A SURVEY OF PLANNERS IN CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND SOIL CONSERVATION SERVICE WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH HILL, W. W., Ortolano, L. 1976; 12 (6): 1093-1100
  • State and Regional Transportation Impact Identification and Measurement Phase I Report, prepared for National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Menlo Park, CA, Ortolano's responsibility concerned the sections of the report dealing with air quality, water quality, and noise related impacts of transportation. Associates, B. 1976
  • NEPA and the Consideration of Alternatives: A Case Study of Corps of Engineers' Planning for Carmel River Environmental Affairs Randolph, L., Ortolano, L. 1976; 5 (2): 213-253
  • Integrating Environmental Factors Into Water Planning: An Historical Perspective Water Resources Planning in America - 1776 to 1976, preprint 2754, American Society of Civil Engineers Annual Convention Ortolano, L. 1976: 92-112
  • Effect of NEPA on the Corps of Engineers' New Melones Project Columbia Journal of Environmental Law Randolph, J., Ortolano, L. 1975; 1 (2): 233-273
  • Water Resources Decision Making on the Basis of the Public Interest Report, U.S. Army Engineers Institute for Water Resources, Ft. Belvoir, VA Ortolano, L. 1975
  • NEPA's Influence on Federal Water Planning: Part 2, Case Studies of the Corps of Engineers' Planning in California EEP Report No. 53, Department of Civil Engineering Randolph, J., Ortolano, L. 1975
  • Analyses of New Techniques for Public Involvement in Water Planning Water Resources Bulletin Wagner, T., P., Ortolano, L. 1975; 11 (2): 329-344
  • NEPA's Influence on Federal Water Planning: Part 1, Effect of the 'Review and Comment Process' on the Corps of Engineers and the Soil Conservation Service EEP Report No 52 Department of Civil Engineering Hill, W., W., Ortolano, L. 1975
  • A Process for Federal Water Planning at the Field Level Water Resources Bulletin Ortolano, L. 1974; 10 (4): 766-778
  • COST OF THERMAL EFFLUENT STANDARDS FOR POWER-PLANTS JOURNAL OF THE POWER DIVISION-ASCE Ortolano, L., Smith, F. A. 1974; 100 (NPO1): 15-31
  • ISSUES IN WATER-RESOURCES IMPACT ASSESSMENT JOURNAL OF THE HYDRAULICS DIVISION-ASCE Ortolano, L. 1974; 100 (NHY1): 173-187
  • Analyzing the Environmental Impact of Water Projects Report, U.S. Army Engineers Institute for Water Resources, Ft. Belvoir, VA Ortolano, L. 1973
  • DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING-SIMULATION STRATEGY FOR CAPACITY EXPANSION OF HYDROELECTRIC POWER-SYSTEMS WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Kuiper, J., Ortolano, L. 1973; 9 (6): 1497-1510
  • A Dynamic Programming--Simulation Strategy for the Capacity Expansion of Hydro-Electric Power Systems Water Resources Research Kuiper, J., Ortolano, L. 1973; 9 (6): 1497-1510
  • Environmental Impacts of Reservoirs--A Case Study Hydraulic Engineering and the Environment, American Society of Civil Engineers Ortolano, L. 1973: 93-104
  • An Analysis of Environmental Statements for Corps of Engineers' Water Projects Report, U.S. Army Engineers Institute for Water Resources, Ft. Belvoir, VA Ortolano, L., Hill, W., W. 1972
  • Fourteen Selected Merine Resources Problems of Long Island, New York: Descriptive Evaluations Travelers Research Corporation Hartford, Conn. Smith, F., A., Ortolano, L. 1970
  • Economic Framework for Salinity Control Projects J. American Water Works Association Coffey, P., J., Ortolano, L. 1969; 61 (5): 237-241

Books and Book Chapters


  • Handbook on Environmental Assessment of Water Quality Management Plans Water Quality and Quantity Assessment. was responsible for Chapter 2 entitled Washington, D., C., Ortolano, L. edited by Heberer, T., Grunow, D., Li, H. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2010: 1
  • Environmental Degradation as a Cost of China’s Economic Growth: Transitional Setback or Irreversible Change? in Growing Pains: Tensions and Opportunity in China’s Transformation Ortolano, L. edited by Oi, J., C., Rozelle, S., Zhou, X. Shorenstein APARC, Stanford and the Brookings Institution Press. 2010: 1
  • Preface to the Japanese edition of Ortolano, L. Environmental Regulation and Impact Assessment Ortolano, L. translated by Eizo Hideshima, and published by Kyoritsu Shuppan.. 2009: 1
  • Policy-Level Strategic Environmental Assessments: Process Integration and Incentives of Policy Proponents Strategic Environmental Assessment for Policies: An Instrument for Good Governance Ortolano, L. edited by Ahmad, K., Sanchez-Triana, E. World Bank Press. 2008: 11-36
  • Introduction Man’s Role: Cinquante Anni Dopo (Man's Role: Fifty Years Later) Ortolano, L. edited by Role, M. Aracanese. 2008: 1
  • Corporatist Control of Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations: A State Perspective Chapter 3 in Embedded Environmentalism: Opportunities and Constraints of a Social Movement in China Ru, J., Ortolano, L. edited by Ho, P., Edmonds, R. Routledge. 2008: 46-68
  • Effects of Economic and Environmental Reform on Diffusion of Cleaner Coal Technology in China Chapter 4 in China’s Limit’s to Growth Ohshita, S., B., Ortolano, L. edited by Ho, P., Vermeer, E., B. Blackwell Publishing. 2006: 73-95
  • Implementing Cleaner Production Programs in Changzhou and Nantong, Jiangsu Chapter 5 in China’s Limit’s to Growth He Oliver, H., Ortolano, L. edited by Ho, P., Vermeer, E., B. Blackwell Publishing. 2006: 97-118
  • Lessons Learned and Future Directions: The Haas Center Turns Twenty Chapter 15, in Schmiede, A. and L. Ortolano Haas Center's First Twenty Years: Public Service Education at Stanford Schmiede, A., Ortolano, L. Hass Center for Public Service, Standford University. 2005: 1
  • Evolution of the Haas Center for Public Service Chapter 1, in Schmiede Haas Center's First Twenty Years: Public Service Education at Stanford Schmiede, A., Ortolano, L. Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University. 2005: 1
  • Appraising Effects of Mitigation Measures: The Grand Coulee Dam’s Impacts on Fisheries EIA and SEA Follow-up Ortolano, L., May, C., L. edited by Morrison-Saunders, A., Arts, J. Earthscan Publishers. 2004: 97-117
  • Assessing Efforts to Mitigate Grand Coulee Dam's Effects on Fisheries EIA Follow-up: Beyond the Decision Ortolano, L., May, C., L. edited by Arts, E.J.M., M., Morrison-Saunders, A. Earthscan Publishers. 2004: 1
  • Linking Trade and Environment: Impact of Two NAFTA Institutions on Border Water Infrastructure Both Sides of the Border: Transboundary Environmental Management Issues Facing Mexico and the United States Carter, N., Ortolano, L. edited by Fernandez, L., Carson, R. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2002: 29-52
  • Il Caso Grand Coulee Dam (Grand Coulee Dam Case Study) Nuevas Frontieras della Valuatione di Impatto Ambientale (New Frontiers in Environmental Impact Assessment) Ortolano, L. edited by Bettini, V. UTET Libreria. 2002: 1
  • U.S. Urban Environmental Planning The Profession of City Planning: Changes, Images and Challenges 1950 --2000, Chapter 17 Ortolano, L. edited by Rodwin, L., Sanyal, B. CUPR Press. 2000: 1
  • Incentives and Barriers to Clean Coal Technology Diffusion in Chinese Enterprises Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Clean Coal Technology Ohshita, S., Ortolano, L. China Coal Industry Publishing House, Beijing, People’s Republic of China.. 2000: 1
  • Environmental Regualtion in China: Institutions, Enforcement and Compliance Ma, X., Ortolano, L. Rowman & Littlefield, Boulder, CO.. 2000
  • Environmental Regulation and Impact Assessment Ortolano, L. John Wiley & Sons, NY.. 1997
  • Ecologia dell' Impatto Ambientale (Ecology of Environmental Impacts) Bettini, V., Canter, L., W., Ortolano, L. UTET, Turin, Italy.. 1997
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Ortolano, L., Shepherd, A. edited by Vanclay, F., Bronstein, D. Wiley, Chichester, U. K. 1995: 1-30
  • Modelos de Calidad del Aire (Air Quality Models) Licencias Ambientales: Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental: Instrumento de Planificatión (Environmental Licences: Environmental Impact Assessment as a Planning Instrument Casas, W., Ortolano, L., Triana, E., Sánchez edited by Triana, E., Sánchez, Mondo, T. 1995: 79-110
  • Implementing Environmental Policy in China Sinkule, B., J., Ortolano, L. Praeger Publishers Westport, CT. 1995
  • Testing a Prototype Expert System for Diagnosing Wastewater Treatment Plant Operating Problems Expert Systems in Environmental Planning Perman, C., D., Ortolano, L. edited by Wright, J., R., Wiggins, L., L. Springer-Verlag. 1993: 275-298
  • A Diagnostic Aid for Wastewater Treatment Plants Knowledge Acquisition in Civil Engineering Perman, C., D., Ortolano, L. edited by Arciszewski, T., Rossman, L. American Society of Civil Engineers. 1992: 86-104
  • Frames and Rules in an Expert System for Diagnosing Wastewater Treatment Plant Problems Expert Systems in Civil Engineering: Knowledge Representation Perman, C., D., Ortolano, L. edited by Allen, R., H. American Society of Civil Engineers. 1992: 176-213
  • Formulating and Evaluating Alternative Solutions to a Flooding Problem Landscape Planning: Environmental Applications Ortolano, L. edited by Marsh, W., M., Wiley & Sons, J. 1991; 2nd: 156-158
  • Applications to Urban Planning: An Overview Expert Systems: Applications to Urban PlanningChapter One in Kim, T. J., L. L. Wiggins, and J. R. Wright, Expert Systems: Applications to Urban Planning Ortolano, L., Perman, C., D. edited by Kim, T., J., L., L., Wiggins, R., J., Wright Springer-Verlag. 1990: 3-13
  • Environmental Impact Assessment in the Philippines: A Case Study of the San Roque Water Resources Development Project Policy Through Impact Assessment Abracosa, R., Ortolano, L. edited by Bartlett, R. Greenwood Press Westport, Connecticut. 1989: 65-72
  • Predicting Impacts of Infrastructure on Land Use Public Infrastructure Planning and Management Ortolano, L. edited by Stein, J., M. Sage publications, Inc.. 1988: 189-207
  • Accounting for Environmental Quality in Water Resources Planning Civil Engineering Practice, Vol. 5, Water Resources/Environmental Ortolano, L. edited by Cheremisinoff, P., N., Cheremisinoff, N., P., Cheng, S., L. 1988: 159-178
  • Environmental Planning and Decision Making Ortolano, L. John Wiley & Sons, NY.. 1984
  • Integrating Environmental Assessm ents into Infrastructure Planning Integrated Impact Assessment Ortolano, L. Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado. 1983: 118-134
  • Methods of Forecasting the Reciprocal Impacts of Infrastructure Development and Land-Use Report IPM-11, Department of Civil Engineering edited by Dajani, J., S., Ortolano, L. Stanford University, Stanford, CA. 1978: 1
  • A Procedure and Case Study Demonstrations for Evaluating the Cost of Thermal Effluent Control for Proposed Steam-Electric Generating Units Technical Report Center for the Environment and Man Smith, F., A., Ortolano, L. Inc. Hartford, Conn.. 1972: 1
  • Technical Report Center for the Environment and Man The Movement and Quality of Coastal Waters: A Review of Models Relevant to Long Island, New York Ortolano, L., Brown Jr., P., S. Inc. Hartford, Conn.. 1970: 1
  • Quality Standards for the Coastal Waters of Long Island, New York Technical Report Center for the Environment and Man Ortolano, L. Inc. Hartford, Conn.. 1970: 1

Conference Proceedings


  • Learning to Design and Implement Environmental Policies: The Case of the Cauca Valley Authority in Colombia Sánchez-Triana, E., Ortolano, L. 1999
  • Clean Coal Technology Diffusion in Chinese Enterprises: ncentives and Barners in the Midst of Reform Ohshita, S., Ortolano, L. 1999
  • Ecoproduction in a Global Context: Pollution Prevention Strategies in Chinese Industry Warren, K., A., Ortolano, L. 1997
  • Environmental Decision Making in Chinese Firms: Pollution Prevention at the Phoenix Electroplating Factory Warren, K., A., Ortolano, L. 1997
  • Going Green in China Warren, K., A., Ortolano, L. 1997
  • Influence of Institutional Arrangements on EIA Effectiveness in China Ortolano, L. 1996
  • How Institutional Arrangement Influence EIA Effectiveness Ortolano, L. 1995
  • Industrial Pollution Control Policy Implementation in the Pearl River Delta: A Report On Work In Progress Sinkule, B., J., Ortolano, L. 1992
  • Expert Critiquing System for the San Francisco Water Department Ortolano, L., Steinemann, A., C. edited by Yu, S., L., Shah, K., K. 1991
  • An Expert Critiquing System to Assist in Operating a Water Supply Network Steinemann, A., C., Ortolano, L. edited by Anderson, J., L. 1991
  • Bureau of Reclamation Planning: Environmental Factors Price, J., E., Ortolano, L. 1981
  • Public Involvement in Water Use Planning by Electric Utilities Ortolano, L. 1980
  • Water Planning and the Environment: 1776-1976 Ortolano, L. 1979
  • Implications of Environmental Assessment Research for Social Assessment Ortolano, L. edited by Grigsby, E., J., Glickfeld, I., M. 1978
  • Environmental Specialists in Water Agencies Jenkins, B., R., Ortolano, L. 1978
  • Water Plan Ranking and the Public Interest Ortolano, L. 1976
  • An Educational Program for Future Water Resources Planners Ortolano, L. 1975
  • An Examination of Non-Treatment Plant Alternatives in Water Pollution Control Ortolano, L., Thomas Jr, H., A. edited by Cecil, L., K. 1968