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Konstantinos L. Katsifarakis ... 174 pages - Publisher: WIT Press; (June, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1845646649 - ISBN-13: 978-1845646646.

With the population of our planet exceeding seven billion, funds for infrastructure works being limited worldwide, and climate change affecting water resources, their optimal development and management is literally vital. This volume deals with application of some non-traditional optimization techniques to hydraulics, hydrology and water resources management and aims at helping scientists dealing with these issues to reach the best decisions.

Paul Meylan, Anne-Catherine Favre, André Musy ... 
180 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (March, 2012) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1578087473 - ISBN-13: 978-1578087471 ...

The unusual frequency of hydro-meteorological events in recent decades, often with catastrophic consequences for society and the environment, require new methods for designing water management projects and the structures meant to protect us from natural hazards. These methods and techniques are often based on the statistical modeling techniques of frequency analysis.

Predictive Hydrology: A Frequency Analysis Approach is the first book to address both the theoretical concepts and the methodological approaches used in frequency hydrology―spelling out the fundamental methods to consider, providing concise instruction on the techniques that are involved, and including examples and critiques based on practical applications. It explores some of the recent research developments in the field.

Published originally in French, this English translation targets students in civil engineering, environmental sciences and technology, hydrology, geography, geology and ecology. This book will also serve as a useful reference not only for teachers and researchers, but for engineering practitioners, who are constantly faced with the problems of handling data, but often find themselves without the appropriate analytical tools.

Mostafa M. Soliman ... 411 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (June 23, 2010)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1439815550 - ISBN-13: 978-1439815557

The natural scarcity of water in arid and semiarid regions, aggravated by man-made factors, makes it difficult to achieve a reliable water resources supply. Communities in these areas pay the price for thousands of years of water manipulation. Presenting important insight into the complexities of arid region hydrology, Engineering Hydrology of Arid and Semi-Arid Regions explores the key components for formulating and implementing integrated management approaches in catchment (wadi) systems.

The book introduces the engineering hydrology of arid and semi-arid regions, covering meteorological processes and hydrology. The author discusses precipitation and precipitation losses, catchment characteristics, and runoff estimation methods. He also examines streamflow measurements and hydrographs, flood routing, and groundwater hydrology, including the basic equations of groundwater flow and analytic solutions describing flow aquifers, pumping tests, and salt water intrusion. Building on this foundation, the book then delineates sediment yield in watersheds and streams and the design of hydraulic structures for protection and management of water resources systems. It includes case studies, conversion tables, and modeling software.

During the last two decades, research efforts and networking have enhanced the state of knowledge about arid and semi-arid areas, especially watershed and catchment systems. Pulling this information together into a comprehensive resource, this book provides a better understanding of wadi hydrology, capacity-building processes, water education and training, and institutional development. This understanding can then be used to select the appropriate tools to support water management and optimize the sustainable use of water resources.

C. S. P. Ojha, R. Berndtsson, P. Bhunya ... 512 pages - Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press; (July, 2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0195694619 - ISBN-13: 978-0195694611.

Engineering Hydrology is designed as a textbook for undergraduate students of Civil Engineering and introduces several new concepts and analytical methods and seeks to address the present day needs of graduating engineers. The book starts with a basic knowledge of water, its forms and locations, the hydrologic cycle and methods to analyze hydrograph applications. Full justice is done to key areas such as simulation and synthetic methods in hydrology, with emphasis on Monte Carlo simulation, rainfall-runoff relationships, statistical methods in hydrology, flood frequency analysis incorporating new methods such as POT series theory, fundamentals of groundwater flow and well hydraulics. Special emphasis is laid on groundwater budgeting and numerical methods for situations where analytical solutions are not possible. The use of software visual MODFLOW further strengthens the discourse. The focus of this textbook is on practical applications. A large number of solved and unsolved examples is provided to aid the student in the understanding of the fundamentals.

Warren Viessman Jr., Gary L. Lewis ... 
612 pages - Publisher: Pearson; 5th edition (October 19, 2002)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 067399337X - ISBN-13: 978-0673993373

This book systematically covers underlying principles of hydrology in chapters 1 - 10 and then delves deeper into the application of these principles to practical problems in the field throughout the remainder of the prose. Covers all aspects of the hydrologic cycle, and the manner in which they may be modified to deal with floods, droughts, potable water supply and urban drainage. For anyone who expect to become involved in programs that are concerned with the development, management and protection of water resources.

From the Back Cover: For the fifth edition, Introduction to Hydrology has been significantly revamped and restructured, offering the reader content that is focused and streamlined. Many graduate level subjects and topics that were considered to be more of a handbook variety have been eliminated, in keeping with the original philosophy of the book, which was to focus on providing a scope of material that would support a theory-to-practice learning experience for beginning students in hydrology. The sequencing of chapters is designed to lead students through the underlying principles of hydrology and then to introduce them to the world of applications.

Notable changes in this fifth edition include: The restructured and streamlined fifth edition consists of 13 chapters, whereas the fourth edition consisted of 27 chapters. + The chapter on statistics has been moved to an early position in the book so as to introduce these techniques before they are applied to problems in later chapters. + There are many new solved examples and homework problems. + Web addresses useful for securing hydrologic data and relevant information to supplement the text have been added.

H. M. Raghunath ... 463 pages - Publisher: New Age Int. Pvt Ltd Publishers; (November 3, 2014)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 8122436188 - ISBN-13: 978-8122436181

Hydrology: principles analysis design an attempt is made to place before students and professionals in the fields of civil and agricultural engineerings, geology and earth sciences, this important branch of hydroscience, i.e. Hydrology. It deals with all phases of the hydrologic cycle and related topics in a lucid style and in si system.

Kenneth N. Brooks, Peter F. Ffolliott, Joseph A. Magner ...
552 pages - Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 4th edition (December 26, 2012) ... 
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470963050 - ISBN-13: 978-0470963050 ...

This new edition is a major revision of the popular introductory reference on hydrology and watershed management principles, methods, and applications. The book's content and scope have been improved and condensed, with updated chapters on the management of forest, woodland, rangeland, agricultural urban, and mixed land use watersheds. Case studies and examples throughout the book show practical ways to use web sites and the Internet to acquire data, update methods and models, and apply the latest technologies to issues of land and water use and climate variability and change.

From the Back Cover: Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds has been a classroom staple since the publication of the first edition. The 4th edition has been fully revised and updated, adding new features that allow for students to explore the field beyond the book, while still providing broad coverage of the fundamentals of hydrology and application of those concepts in the management of watersheds.

The new edition updates basic the basic concepts that provide a strong foundation in the field of hydrology. Coverage has been synthesized with a renewed focus on integrated watershed management reflecting the evolving view of the field for today’s students and professionals. New web links have been provided to allow students to more thoroughly explore the world of hydrology and watershed management outside of the book. Valuable chapter summaries and learning points are also included to help reinforce key concepts to the reader.

This careful revision ensures that Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds, 4th Edition will continue to provide students and stakeholders with essential, practical information in the key concepts of hydrology and watershed management.

John E. Gribbin ... 
560 pages - Publisher: CLI; 4th edition (2013)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 813152499X - ISBN-13: 978-8131524992

Table of contents: Hydraulics and Hydrology in Engineering. + Fluid Mechanics. +Fundamental Hydrostatics. + Fundamental Hydrodynamics + Hydraulic Devices. + Open Channel Hydraulics. + Uniform Flow in Channels. + Varied Flow in Channels. +  Culvert Hydraulics. + Fundamental Hydrology. + Runoff Calculations. + Storm Sewer Design. +  Culvert Design. + Stormwater Detention. + Detention Design.

Wilfried Brutsaert ... 618 pages - Publisher: Cambridge Uni. Press; 1st edition (September, 2005) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 0521824796 - ISBN-13: 978-0521824798 ...

Water in its different forms has always been a source of wonder, curiosity and practical concern for humans everywhere. Hydrology: An Introduction presents a coherent introduction to the fundamental principles of hydrology, based on the course that Wilfried Brutsaert has taught at Cornell University for the last thirty years. Hydrologic phenomena are dealt with at spatial and temporal scales at which they occur in nature. The physics and mathematics necessary to describe these phenomena are introduced and developed, and readers will require a working knowledge of calculus and basic fluid mechanics. 

The book will be invaluable as a textbook for entry-level courses in hydrology directed at advanced seniors and graduate students in physical science and engineering. In addition, the book will be more broadly of interest to professional scientists and engineers in hydrology, environmental science, meteorology, agronomy, geology, climatology, oceanology, glaciology and other earth sciences.

Benoit Hingray, Cecile Picouet, André Musy ... 
592 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (July, 2014) ... 
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1466590599 - ISBN-13: 978-1466590595 ...

This book presents the main hydrological methods and techniques used in the design and operation of hydraulic projects and the management of water resources and associated natural risks. It covers the key topics of water resources engineering, from the estimation of runoff volumes and unit hydrographs to the routing of flows along a river and through lakes, reservoirs, and hydraulic structures. It deals with questions regarding basic hydrological data, hydrological modeling and the prediction and forecasting of low flows and flood discharges.

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