Water-Resources Engineering: International Edition


Author: David A. Chin
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0273785923
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 960
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For a senior- or graduate-level first course in water-resources engineering offered in civil and environmental engineering degree programs. A prerequisite course in fluid mechanics and calculus up to differential equations is assumed. Water-Resources Engineering provides comprehensive coverage of hydraulics, hydrology, and water-resources planning and management. Presented from first principles, the material is rigorous, relevant to the practice of water resources engineering, and reinforced by detailed presentations of design applications.

Water Resources Engineering


Author: Larry W. Mays
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470460644
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 890
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Environmental engineers continue to rely on the leading resource in the field on the principles and practice of water resources engineering. The second edition now provides them with the most up-to-date information along with a remarkable range and depth of coverage. Two new chapters have been added that explore water resources sustainability and water resources management for sustainability. New and updated graphics have also been integrated throughout the chapters to reinforce important concepts. Additional end-of-chapter questions have been added as well to build understanding. Environmental engineers will refer to this book throughout their careers.

Water Resources Engineering


Author: N.A
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 841
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The fourth edition of Water Resources Engineering follows in the tradition of the earlier editions of this text. The book covers a broad array of topics including hydrology, hydraulics, hydraulic structures, economy studies and planning. The text also includes brief discussions of the characteristics of the different fields of water resource engineering such as irrigation, hydropower and flood control.

Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering


Author: K. C. Patra
Publisher: Alpha Science International Limited
ISBN: 9781842654217
Category: Science
Page: 591
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"Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering illustrates all the terms of the hydrologic cycle and discusses the possible ways of their estimation. Application of the methods to the field problems are discussed extensively. The book focuses primarily on surface water hydrology and all the aspects of hydrologic processes, analysis, and design. All the hydrologic processes and storages such as precipitation, infiltration, evaporation, stream flow-runoff estimation, evapo-transpiration, hydrograph, flood estimation, flood routing, reservoir and sedimentation are covered with a number of alternative approaches to solve the problems, followed by examples, taken from field data to make the readers understand the techniques conceptually."--BOOK JACKET.

Water Resources Engineering

Principles and Practice
Author: Challa Satya Murthy
Publisher: New Age International
ISBN: 9788122413823
Category: Hydraulic engineering
Page: 306
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This Book Presents A Comprehensive Treatment Of The Various Dimensions Of Water Resources Engineering. The Fundamental Principles And Design Concepts Relating To Various Structures Are Clearly Highlighted. The Practical Application Of Design Concepts Is Emphasised Throughout The Book.The Text Is Profusely Illustrated By A Large Number Of Detailed Drawings Andphotographs. Several Worked Out Examples Are Also Included For A Better Understanding Of The Concepts.Practice Problems And Questions From Various Examinations Are Given For Exercise And Self-Test.This Revised Edition Includes * A New Chapter On River Diversion Head Works Statistical Analysis Of Rainfall And Run-Off Data * Infiltration Indices And Storage Capacity Of Reservoirs * Design Of Sarda Type Canal Drop * Additional Photographs, Diagrams And Examples.The Book Would Serve As An Ideal Text For B.E. Civil Engineering Students And Amie Candidates. Practising Engineers And Candidates Appearing In Various Competitive Examinations Including Gate, Upsc And Ies Would Also Find This Book Very Useful.

Practical Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering, Third Edition


Author: Melvyn Kay
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498761984
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 375
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Water is now at the centre of world attention as never before and more professionals from all walks of life are engaging in careers linked to water – in public water supply and waste treatment, agriculture, irrigation, energy, environment, amenity management, and sustainable development. This book offers an appropriate depth of understanding of basic hydraulics and water resources engineering for those who work with civil engineers and others in the complex world of water resources development, management, and water security. It is simple, practical, and avoids (most of) the maths in traditional textbooks. Lots of excellent ‘stories’ help readers to quickly grasp important water principles and practices. This third edition is broader in scope and includes new chapters on water resources engineering and water security. Civil engineers may also find it a useful introduction to complement the more rigorous hydraulics textbooks.

Water Resources Engineering 98

Proceedings of the International Water Resources Engineering Conference : Sponsored by the Water Resources Engineering Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Co-sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Wetlands Division : Hosted by the West Tennessee Branch, ASCE, Ground Water Institute, University of Memphis, in Cooperation with the Alabama Water Environment Association ... [et Al.], August 3-7, 1998, Memphis, Tennessee
Author: Steven R. Abt,Jayne Young-Pezeshk,Chester C. Watson
Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1920
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The 320 papers present new approaches for developing and protecting the water resources industry, incorporating symposia on groundwater management, channel restoration, bridge scour, stream bank protection, and the hydraulics and hydrology of wetlands. Other themes include case studies of reducing and preventing hydrologic disasters, applying geographical information systems in surface water hydrology, impinging jets, drainage design, endangered species and their impact on reservoir operations, applying artificial neural networks, managing the inflow and outflow of reservoirs, free surface flow model verification, dam foundation erosion, methods to monitor and evaluate non-point sources, effects of dam failure (only one paper needed there), sediment behavior, modeling watershed runoff, and contaminant monitoring. Reproduced from typescripts. The two volumes are paged and indexed together. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Practical Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering, Third Edition


Author: Melvyn Kay
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498761968
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 375
View: 4327
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Water is now at the centre of world attention as never before and more professionals from all walks of life are engaging in careers linked to water – in public water supply and waste treatment, agriculture, irrigation, energy, environment, amenity management, and sustainable development. This book offers an appropriate depth of understanding of basic hydraulics and water resources engineering for those who work with civil engineers and others in the complex world of water resources development, management, and water security. It is simple, practical, and avoids (most of) the maths in traditional textbooks. Lots of excellent ‘stories’ help readers to quickly grasp important water principles and practices. This third edition is broader in scope and includes new chapters on water resources engineering and water security. Civil engineers may also find it a useful introduction to complement the more rigorous hydraulics textbooks.

Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering


Author: G L Asawa
Publisher: New Age International
ISBN: 812241673X
Category: Groundwater
Page: 624
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The Book Irrigation And Water Resources Engineering Deals With The Fundamental And General Aspects Of Irrigation And Water Resources Engineering And Includes Recent Developments In Hydraulic Engineering Related To Irrigation And Water Resources Engineering. Significant Inclusions In The Book Are A Chapter On Management (Including Operation, Maintenance, And Evaluation) Of Canal Irrigation In India, Detailed Environmental Aspects For Water Resource Projects, A Note On Interlinking Of Rivers In India, And Design Problems Of Hydraulic Structures Such As Guide Bunds, Settling Basins Etc.The First Chapter Of The Book Introduces Irrigation And Deals With The Need, Development And Environmental Aspects Of Irrigation In India. The Second Chapter On Hydrology Deals With Different Aspects Of Surface Water Resource. Soil-Water Relationships Have Been Dealt With In Chapter 3. Aspects Related To Ground Water Resource Have Been Discussed In Chapter 4. Canal Irrigation And Its Management Aspects Form The Subject Matter Of Chapters 5 And 6. Behaviour Of Alluvial Channels And Design Of Stable Channels Have Been Included In Chapters 7 And 8, Respectively. Concepts Of Surface And Subsurface Flows, As Applicable To Hydraulic Structures, Have Been Introduced In Chapter 9. Different Types Of Canal Structures Have Been Discussed In Chapters 10, 11, And 13. Chapter 12 Has Been Devoted To Rivers And River Training Methods. After Introducing Planning Aspects Of Water Resource Projects In Chapter 14, Embankment Dams, Gravity Dams And Spillways Have Been Dealt With, Respectively, In Chapters 15, 16 And 17.The Students Would Find Solved Examples (Including Design Problems) In The Text, And Unsolved Exercises And The List Of References Given At The End Of Each Chapter Useful.

Design of Water Resources Systems


Author: Patrick J. Purcell
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727730985
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 222
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This book will be invaluable to civil and environmental engineers, students in related disciplines, and as a reference work for design engineers and water industry technical personnel.

Transboundary Water Resources Management

Institutional and Engineering Approaches
Author: Jacques Ganoulis,Lucien Duckstein,Peter Literathy,istvan Bogardi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540607144
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 481
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In a world facing a growing water crisis, conflicts regarding water sharing and environmental issues are expected to grow, especially in transboundary river basins, where 40% of the world's population lives. This book represents one of the first attempts to bring together methodologies and analytical tools from socio-economic, international policy, engineering, and water management specialists dealing with transboundary water resources. The book is divided into three parts. Part I introduces state--of-the-art concepts in institutional policy and conflict analysis. Part II presents engineering approaches and models for transboundary water management and conflict resolution. Part III analyzes cases in international river basins and enclosed seas.

Water Resources Sustainability


Author: Larry W. Mays
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071462309
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 330
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Providing clean water to earth's rapidly growing human population is one the major issues of the 21st Century. The climatic effects of global warming on water supply has made this a hot-button issue.

Water Resources Engineering, IIT Karagpur, 2008

Water Resources Engineering
Author: IIT Kargpur
Publisher: Bukupedia
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1199
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It may be noticed that in the raster grid representation of an area, the size of the grids is a choice of the person using the GIS. For example, in representing the spatial information of a town, a grid size of 10 to 25 m may be sufficient but for a state, 100 to 250 m would be enough. Adopting a finer grid size would, naturally, provide a better representation of data. But that would require a higher computer storage space, which therefore has to be judged optimally. For vector data representation, too, a better resolution of data may be achieved for line features by selecting more number of points closely. This applies also for representing the lines defining the boundary of an area. For surface representing more number of points defining the elevation contours would result in a more precise definition of the region. Attribute data is non-spatial, that is, it is not something that varies continuously in space. This is actually the database that defines the spatial data. For example, the location of ground water wells is a spatial data, but the water level record or variation of water level with time is an attribute data of the particular well. Similarly, rivers may be represented as a network of lines, but the width and average depth at different points would be represented as attribute data. 6.3.11 Input and editing of data in GIS The user of a GIS has to input data, whether Spatial (in Raster or Vector formats) or Non- Spatial (usually in the form of tables). Spatial data, as shown in section 6.3.9, may be obtained from different sources and in different formats. They may be input into a GIS in a variety of methods, depending on the format in which they are being supplied. For example, maps would usually be supplied in printed sheets but the satellite image of an area or the land-use map derived from it would be in electronic, that is digital, form. The latter may be directly transferred to a GIS but the former has to be Scanned and then Digitized. Scanning means producing an electronic file of the image, which would usually be a raster representation of the map. This may be done with the help of scanners that are available from sizes of A4 (the smallest) to A0 (the largest). The scanned images are not of much use to a GIS since it does not differentiate between the different objects indicated in the image. For this, manual help is required in the form of Digitization, where by a person uses a mouse over the scanned image to physically point to the various features and store them in GIS format. In order to do this, the vectorization tools of the GIS software would be used. Tabular attribute data may be directly transferred to a GIS and attached to the corresponding spatial data with certain tools provided by the GIS software. All the various data are stored in a GIS as layers, or themes. After data input, the uses might have to edit some of the data to remove duplicacy, redundancy, etc. of some of the vector data or to remove specks or ‘noise’ in raster data. The errors in the vector data appear while undergoing the process of digitization and therefore, has to be corrected before an analysis with the data is made. For example, while digitizing the boundary of a reservoir from a map, the starting and ending points may not be located right over one another. The GIS would not recognize the outline as a closed boundary, and the reservoir plan cannot be defined as an area. Hence, an editing has to be done to correct this deficiency. Errors in raster data appear due to a variety of Version 2 CE IIT, Kharagpur reasons, one being the presence of aberration during data capture. For example, LISS-III MSS imagery of an area used to classify land-use may be misrepresented by the presence over some places, unless these are removed, they may lead to false interpretation of land-use classification. Once spatial and attribute data have been enclosed and edited, it may be necessary to process the different data obtained through various sources in such a way, that all are geometrically compatible. Some of the mathematical transformations used in this process are: 1. Translation and scaling 2. Creation of a common origin 3. Rotation 6.3.12 Analysis of data in GIS Once the derived data has been input in a GIS, they are analysed to derive meaningful information. Infact, analysis is essential for any decision-making strategy that may be derived from the stored GIS data. For example, imagine a GIS data that provides locations of ground water wells of a region and their corresponding water levels measured every month. This is overlain with the village boundary data of the region. By plotting the ground water table surface for every month, it may be seen which villages consume more water and when. In this simple example, the analysis is between two different data sets but overlain in the same GIS. More complicated analysis may be done by interacting more themes or data layers. For example, if it is required to obtain the names of the villages that suffer from excess groundwater depletion in summer and also whose population is more than 10,000 then the population attribute data has to be considered in the query. Another example of using three layers for data analysis includes that of finding the names of the villages that are within 1 km distance from a river and also located at an elevation of 50 m or less. In this case, the river feature has to be ‘buffered’ with a 1 km zone on either bank and the surface area below 50 m elevation has to be plotted from the digitized contour map. On top of this, the layer representing digitized boundaries of villages has to be overlain to get the desired output. Though the above examples are only limited to analysis of recorded data, considerable scope lies in the use of GIS data along with mathematical modeling tools that mimic physical processes. For example, watershed runoff model may be conveniently integrated with GIS to provide answers like: • Which areas of a watershed produce more runoff if a rainfall of a particular intensity is given? • If the land-use map of the area is overlain on the above is it possible to find out the areas that are prone to excessive soil erosion? Hence, a GIS database may become extremely useful, if coupled with a modelling software. Much work on similar lines has been done by Prof. Maidment of University of Version 2 CE IIT, Kharagpur Texas by integrating GIS with hydrologic process models. Interested users may visit the following site for more information in the following web-site: http://www.ce.utexas.edu/prof/maidment/GISHYDRO/home.html 6.3.13 Data output in a GIS The most common form of output from a GIS is a map. In many cases, a thematic map would be that illustrate the spatial variation or pattern in a particular variable. Apart from maps, a GIS output may be in the form of table, like that that showing the names of villages whose groundwater drawdown is more understandable may be output for the decision-makers. For example, the ground water table contour may be output as a three dimensional surface, which may provide a visual guide to the trend of the water table’s dip. 6.3.14 Application areas of GIS in Water Resources Engineering There are many areas in Water Resources Engineering where GIS may be successfully applied. Some examples have been given in this lesson in the previous sections, and some more are illustrated below. Project planning for a storage structure In this example, a dam is proposed to be constructed across a river, for which the following information may be desired: • Watershed area contributing to the project site • Reservoir surface area and volume, given the height of the dam • villages that may be inundated under reservoir For the above, the following themes may be stored in a GIS: • Elevation contours of the watershed area, including the project site • Satellite image derived land-use map of the watershed • Village boundary map, showing location of habitation clusters Using the above data, one may obtain desired in information as follows: • Watershed area may be found by using the elevation contour data, and using a suitable GIS software that has a tool to delineate the watershed boundary. Once the boundary is identified, the area calculation tool may be used in the GIS software to calculate the watershed area. Version 2 CE IIT, Kharagpur

Advances in Water Resources Engineering


Author: Chih Ted Yang,Lawrence K Wang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319110233
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 556
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This book, Advances in Water Resources Engineering, Volume 14, covers the topics on watershed sediment dynamics and modeling, integrated simulation of interactive surface water and groundwater systems, river channel stabilization with submerged vanes, non-equilibrium sediment transport, reservoir sedimentation, and fluvial processes, minimum energy dissipation rate theory and applications, hydraulic modeling development and application, geophysical methods for assessment of earthen dams, soil erosion on upland areas by rainfall and overland flow, geofluvial modeling methodologies and applications, and environmental water engineering glossary.

Principles of Water Law and Administration

National and International 2nd edition, revised and updated by Marcella Nanni
Author: Dante A Caponera,Marcella Nanni
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789054101086
Category: Law
Page: 279
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A multidisciplinary text, considering both general issues and principles of water law and administration at national and international level, dealing with current legal and institutional aspects of water resources management. New information has been added in this latest edition, including the situation in countries previously a part of the former Soviet Union. Added emphasis is given to areas of growing topical importance, such as stakeholders' influence on decisions, the need to maintain a minimum flow in water bodies and the necessity for legislation in support of water resource monitoring. There is new material on the European Union Water Framework Directive which is referenced heavily in the work. The book is aimed at those who carry out functions in water resources administration and those who deal with legal issues raised by water management. The book will be particularly useful to academics and graduate students of law, engineering, hydrology, hydrogeology, sanitary engineering and planners, as well as national and international water resources managers.

Hydraulic Design in Water Resources Engineering: Land Drainage

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference, Southampton University, U.K. April 1986
Author: K.V.H. Smith,D.W. Rycroft
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662220148
Category: Science
Page: 598
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The first International Conference on Hydraulic Design in Water Resources Engineering held at Southampton University in 1984 brought together engineers interested in channels and channel control structures. It was well attended, very successful and generated papers relating to control and diversion structures, sediment control facilities for headworks and intakes, canals under quasi-steady flow conditions, computer simulation of irrigation and drainage canal systems under unsteady flow conditions, and sediment problems in rivers and the effects of engineering works on the regime of rivers. The success of the first meeting was a major factor in deciding to reconvene the Conference in April 1986, also at Southampton University. The second conference is concerned with the design, constructions and operation of land drainage systems and the wealth of papers received for presentation is an indication of how much this subject has developed in the last few decades. The Conference is intended to bring together as much information as possible in the field of Land Drainage together with forecasts of future developments in this important subject. The Proceedings will provide a unique reference and state-of-the-art presentation to all interested in Land Drainage. The Proceedings incorporate the text of a keynote lecture given by W. H. van der Molen, an eminent researcher. His participation added to the prestige of the Conference and the Editors would like to thank him most sincerely for his contribution.

Regional Management of Water Resources

Proceedings of an International Symposium (Symposium S2) Held During the Sixth Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) at Maastricht, The Netherlands, from 18 to 27 July 2001
Author: A. H. Schumann
Publisher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences
ISBN: 9781901502510
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 288
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Water Resources Systems--water Availability and Global Change

Proceedings of an International Symposium (Symposium HS02a) Held During IUGG 2003, the XXIII General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics : at Sapporo, Japan, from 30 June to 11 July, 2003
Author: Stewart W. Franks
Publisher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences
ISBN: 9781901502275
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 321
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Integrated Assessment of Water Resources and Global Change

A North-South Analysis
Author: Eric Craswell,Mike Bonnell,Deborah Bossio,Siegfried Demuth,Nick van de Giesen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402055919
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 373
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This book presents papers from an international conference, held in Bonn, Germany in February 2005, that dealt with integrated water resources management in industrialized and developing countries. The papers detail such emerging concepts as blue and green water, virtual water, the water footprints of nations, multi-agent modeling, linkages between water and biodiversity, and social learning and adaptive management.