Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds

Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds

This new edition is a major revision of the popular introductory reference on hydrology and watershed management principles, methods, and applications.

Author: Kenneth N. Brooks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470963050

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 552

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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.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Hydrology and Management of Watersheds

Hydrology and Management of Watersheds

Since the hydrologic processes are very intricate, their proper understanding is essential.This volume Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds as its name indicates covers principles, methods, and applications of hydrology and watershed ...

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ISBN: 1642241229

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Page: 367

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Dealing with water management concerns needs analyzing of diverse elements of hydrologic procedures taking place in the area of interest. As such procedures are happening in an integrated system that exists at a watershed level, thus the analysis must be carried out on a watershed basis. Understanding of relationship between a variety of watershed characteristics such as morphology, land use and soil, and hydrological mechanism is very essential for water resources development in any area. Since the hydrologic processes are very intricate, their proper understanding is essential.This volume Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds as its name indicates covers principles, methods, and applications of hydrology and watershed management. Important hydrologic concepts and methods are described in detail but primarily within the context of forested watersheds since most of the nation's fresh water originates from forest lands. Water resource management and their delineation, importance, and variation are explained and illustrated. The book covers with updated chapters on the descriptions of different types of wetland systems and wetland watershed responses from different management actions in different regions. It provides an overview of the main challenges facing experimental watershed hydrology. Addressing these challenges will hopefully lead to substantial innovation in the field. It reviews currently available hydrologic and water quality models, and presents model application case studies, to provide a foundation for further model development and watershed assessment studies. The book is intended to provide fundamental hydrologic principles and practices about hydrology and the hydrologic cycle to allow citizens in watershed groups, students, educators, and policy makers to be more informed about water resources and their behavior and management.
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HYDROLOGY AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

HYDROLOGY AND WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

The Proceeding contains the following sections: i) Groundwater Exploration and Exploitation; (ii) RS&GIS Applications in Water Resources; (iii) Watershed Management: Hydrological, Socio-Economic and Cultural Models; (iv) Water and ...

Author: K. Ramamohan Reddy

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 9788184249521

Category: Resilience (Ecology)

Page: 1312

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The Proceeding contains the following sections: i) Groundwater Exploration and Exploitation; (ii) RS&GIS Applications in Water Resources; (iii) Watershed Management: Hydrological, Socio-Economic and Cultural Models; (iv) Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies; (v) Rainwater Harvesting and Rural and Urban Water Supplies; (vi) Floods, Reservoir Sedimentation and Seawater Intrusion; (vii) Water Quality, Pollution and Environment; (viii) Irrigation Management; (ix) Water Logging and Water Productivity in Agriculture; (x) Groundwater Quality; (xi) Hydrologic Parameter Estimation and Modelling; (xii) Climate Change, Water, Food and Environmental Security; (xiii) Groundwater Recharge and Modelling; (xiv) Computational Methods in Hydrology; (xv) Soil and Water Conservation Technologies.
Categories: Resilience (Ecology)

Watershed Hydrology Management and Modeling

Watershed Hydrology  Management and Modeling

The book provides a comprehensive insight into watersheds and modeling of the hydrological processes in the watersheds. It covers the concepts of watershed hydrology and watershed management in depth.

Author: Abrar Yousuf

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429773556

Category: Science

Page: 200

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The book provides a comprehensive insight into watersheds and modeling of the hydrological processes in the watersheds. It covers the concepts of watershed hydrology and watershed management in depth. The basic types, of soil erosion and its measurement and estimation of runoff and soil loss from the small and large watersheds are discussed. Recent advances in the watershed management like the application of remote sensing and GIS and hydrological models are a part of the book. The book serve as a guide for professional and competitive examinations for undergraduate students of Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering and graduate students of Soil Science, Soil and Water Engineering, Agricultural Physics, Hydrology and Watershed Management.
Categories: Science

Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution

Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution

Written by leading experts, the book includes topics such as: nitrate and phosphorus pollution, pesticide contamination, erosion and sedimentation, water-table management, and watershed management.

Author: William F. Ritter

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420033085

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 120

If you work in the water quality management field, you know the challenges of monitoring and controlling pollutants in our water supply. The increasing problem of agricultural nonpoint source pollution requires complex solutions. Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution: Watershed Management and Hydrology covers the latest techniques and methods of managing large watershed areas, with an emphasis on controlling non-point source pollution, especially from agricultural run-off. Written by leading experts, the book includes topics such as: nitrate and phosphorus pollution, pesticide contamination, erosion and sedimentation, water-table management, and watershed management. The authors discuss the effects of agricultural run-off - one of the most intransigent problems now faced by environmental engineers and hydrologists. They explore each issue with an eye towards the integrated management of water quality and water resources over a defined area or region. This single-source reference gives you a complete understanding of the whats, whys, and hows of nonpoint source pollution - and more importantly of how to monitor and manage it. Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution: Watershed Management and Hydrology provides a broad but detailed overview that helps you to comprehend the intricacies of the problem and puts you on the path to finding the answers.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Hydrology of Small Watersheds

Hydrology of Small Watersheds

Hydrology of Small Watersheds has emanated out of the experiences and lessons learnt from the coordinated programme.

Author: P. V. Seethapathi

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 9788179931301

Category: Science

Page: 326

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With the adoption of the 73rd and 74th amendments, the emphasis of Indian planning is currently on local-level development and planning. In this context assessment, management and utilization of natural resources, especially land and water at local level, assume prime importance. For planning, development and implementation of rural development programmes at local level, the small watershed has been accepted as an integrated natural unit.Planning and development of small watersheds call for rigorous understanding about the occurrence and movement of water in the surface and sub-surface systems along with soil and nutrient losses. Realizing the importance of the problem and gaps in understanding small watershed hydrology in Indian catchments, the coordinated programme on †̃Hydrology of Small Watersheds' was launched by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, under its NRDMS (Natural Resources Data Management System) programme in 1997. The coordinated programme aims at the investigations on different phases of hydrologic cycle in small watersheds of five different agro-climatic regions of India and develops database and decision support systems. Hydrology of Small Watersheds has emanated out of the experiences and lessons learnt from the coordinated programme.
Categories: Science

Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management

Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management

Author: IAHS International Commission on Surface Water

Publisher: Wallingford [England] : International Association of Hydrological Sciences

ISBN: MINN:319510003693649

Category: Forest hydrology

Page: 625

View: 166

Categories: Forest hydrology

Coastal Watershed Management

Coastal Watershed Management

Land use changes and competing needs for valuable water and land resources are especially more distinctive to such watersheds. This book covers recent research relevant to coastal watersheds.

Author: A. Fares

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781845640910

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 459

Coastal watersheds differ from others by their unique features, including proximity to the ocean, weather and rainfall patterns, subsurface features, and land covers. Land use changes and competing needs for valuable water and land resources are especially more distinctive to such watersheds. This book covers recent research relevant to coastal watersheds. It addresses the impact of a stream’s chemical, biological, and sediment pollutants on the quality of the receiving waters, such as estuaries, bays, and near-shore waters. The contents of the book can be divided into three sections; a) overview of hydrological modelling, b) water quality assessment, and c) watershed management. This book differs from other hydrology books by dealing with coastal watersheds which are characterized by their unique features: including weather and rainfall patterns, subsurface characteristics, and land use and cover. In addition to academia, the book should be of interest to organizations concerned with watershed management, such as local and federal governments and environmental groups. Overall, the book is expected to satisfy a great need toward understanding and managing critical areas in many parts of the world.
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Urban Hydrology Watershed Management and Socio Economic Aspects

Urban Hydrology  Watershed Management and Socio Economic Aspects

This book addresses precisely these issues, offering a useful guide for environmentalists, hydrologists, and a broad range of socio-economic scientists exploring the environmental vulnerabilities arising from urbanization.

Author: Arup K. Sarma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319401959

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 370

View: 253

The book brings together high-quality research articles on advanced hydrological analysis, advanced computational methods, and the ecological and sociological aspects of urban watershed management under one umbrella. The rapid pace of urbanization, not accompanied by any farsighted, holistic plan, has reduced many cities in the developing world into multi-hazard areas. The most perceptible consequence of urbanization is the change in land-use and land cover, which in turn impacts hydrological systems. Accordingly, scientific studies on urban hydrology with due emphasis on ecological and sociological aspects under changing climate are vital to the appropriate design of urban landscapes and civil infrastructure works. This book addresses precisely these issues, offering a useful guide for environmentalists, hydrologists, and a broad range of socio-economic scientists exploring the environmental vulnerabilities arising from urbanization.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Hydrology and Soil Conservation Engineering

Hydrology and Soil Conservation Engineering

This book is designed for undergraduate students of agricultural engineering for courses in hydrology, and soil and water conservation engineering.

Author: GHANSHYAM DAS

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120335868

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 552

View: 384

Streamlined to facilitate student understanding, this second edition, containing the latest techniques and methodologies and some new problems, continues to provide a comprehensive treatment of hydrology of watersheds, soil erosion problems, design and installation of soil conservation practices and structures, hydrologic and sediment yield models, watershed management and water harvesting. It also deals with the special requirements of management of agricultural and forested watersheds. This book is designed for undergraduate students of agricultural engineering for courses in hydrology, and soil and water conservation engineering. It will also be of considerable value to students of agriculture, soil science, forestry, and civil engineering. KEY FEATURES Emphasises fundamentals using numerous illustrations to help students visualise different phenomena Offers lucid presentation of field practices Presents the analysis and design of basic hydraulic structures Devotes an entire chapter to watershed management Provides numerous solved design problems and exercise problems to develop a clear understanding of the theory Gives theoretical questions, and objective type questions with answers to test the students’ understanding.
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Integrated Watershed Management

Integrated Watershed Management

This work examines the institutional and technical context for managing watersheds and river basins, including the involvement of both the public and private sectors.

Author: H. M. Gregersen

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845932817

Category: Nature

Page: 201

View: 791

Land and water management is especially critical as the use of upstream watersheds can drastically affect large numbers of people living in downstream watersheds. This work examines the institutional and technical context for managing watersheds and river basins, including the involvement of both the public and private sectors.
Categories: Nature

WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

Since this is a multidisciplinary subject, it finds place in environmental science and forestry curriculum as well. The book, comprising of 16 chapters, provides comprehensive coverage of the subject.

Author: MADAN MOHAN DAS

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120346765

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 216

Watershed management has evolved and passed through several developmental stages. Realising the importance of watershed management, great efforts have been made by the government in preparing implementation strategies and the technical institutions have also introduced the subject in their curriculum at senior undergraduate and postgraduate levels of civil and agricultural engineering. Since this is a multidisciplinary subject, it finds place in environmental science and forestry curriculum as well. The book, comprising of 16 chapters, provides comprehensive coverage of the subject. Covering the concepts and principles of watershed management, the book discusses watershed characteristics, causes of watershed deterioration, soil erosion and soil–water relationship, management of natural drainages in watershed, wasteland, landslide and land drainage management, arable and non-arable land, design flow and design storm and effect of watershed on the community. Chapters on flood routing through channels and reservoirs in watershed and flood damage mitigation management in watershed add further value to the book.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Management of Mountain Watersheds

Management of Mountain Watersheds

The book aims to address the interdisciplinary targets of watershed management in mountain regions based on the current knowledge of the subject.

Author: Josef Krecek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400724761

Category: Science

Page: 269

View: 995

The book aims to address the interdisciplinary targets of watershed management in mountain regions based on the current knowledge of the subject. The focus of the book is particularly on monitoring, research, and modelling the interactions between the climate, water cycle, and aquatic ecosystem. The issues of watershed management in mountain regions in different parts of Europe, Africa, America and Asia have been the central theme of the book, which is basically divided into five sections: Institutional aspects in control of mountain regions; Stream-flow processes in mountain catchments; Water chemistry and biota in mountain streams and lakes; Effects of forest practices and climate change on hydrological phenomena; and Soil conservation and control of floods and landslides. The contributions have been peer-reviewed and the interdisciplinary team of authors includes experts from the specialised areas of geography, hydrology, chemistry, biology, forestry, ecology, economy and sociology. The practical applications and management strategies mentioned in the book, deal with the integrated resource management approach, based on the compromise between the development, conservation/ protection of the nature. Finally, the socio-economic and cultural aspects, and ecosystem prevalent in a mountain catchment are discussed in detail.
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Forest Hydrology

Forest Hydrology

With the addition of new chapters, new issues, and appendices, this new edition is a valuable resource for upper-level undergraduates in forest hydrology courses as well as professionals involved in water resources management and decision ...

Author: Mingteh Chang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439879948

Category: Science

Page: 595

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Due to its height, density, and thickness of crown canopy; fluffy forest floor; large root system; and horizontal distribution; forest is the most distinguished type of vegetation on the earth. In the U.S., forests occupy about 30 percent of the total territory. Yet this 30 percent of land area produces about 60 percent of total surface runoff, the major water resource area of the country. Any human activity in forested areas will inevitably disturb forest floors and destroy forest canopies, consequently affecting the quantity, quality, and timing of water resources. Thoroughly updated and expanded, Forest Hydrology: An Introduction to Water and Forests, Third Edition discusses the concepts, principles, and processes of forest and forest activity impacts on the occurrence, distribution, and circulation of water and the aquatic environment. Brings water resources and forest-water relations into a single, comprehensive textbook Focuses on the concepts, processes, and general principles in forest hydrology Covers functions, properties, and science of water; water distribution; forests and precipitation, vaporization, stream flow, and stream sediment Discusses watershed management planning and practical applications of forest hydrology in resource management In a single textbook, Forest Hydrology: An Introduction to Water and Forests, Third Edition comprehensively covers water and water resources issues, forest characteristics relevant to the environment, forest impacts in the hydrological cycle, watershed research, watershed management planning, and hydrologic measurements. With the addition of new chapters, new issues, and appendices, this new edition is a valuable resource for upper-level undergraduates in forest hydrology courses as well as professionals involved in water resources management and decision-making in forested watersheds.
Categories: Science

Watershed Hydrology Second Edition

Watershed Hydrology  Second Edition

An comprehensive working reference, Watershed Hydrology begins with an overview of the hydrologic cycle and examines the basic concepts of storage in that cycle.

Author: Peter E. Black

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1575040271

Category: Science

Page: 460

View: 154

An comprehensive working reference, Watershed Hydrology begins with an overview of the hydrologic cycle and examines the basic concepts of storage in that cycle. The well-organized chapters cover topics such as: water and energy, storage of water in the atmosphere, water in the vegetative zone, water in the terrasphere (soil), water in the hydrosphere, and watershed management.
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Watershed Management

Watershed Management

Author: Vijay P. Singh

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 8177645455

Category: Groundwater

Page: 436

View: 348

Categories: Groundwater

Ecohydrology and Environmental Watershed Management

Ecohydrology and Environmental Watershed Management

Ecohydrology and water management are crucial topics of interest in this field. This book explores the cohesive relationship between water resources and their respective ecosystems.

Author: Herbert Lotus

Publisher:

ISBN: 1682861511

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 217

View: 642

The sustainable management of water resources has become an increasingly prominent field of study and research. Ecohydrology and water management are crucial topics of interest in this field. This book explores the cohesive relationship between water resources and their respective ecosystems. The chapters included herein trace the progress of these fields and highlight some of the key concepts such as ecological engineering, catchment hydrology, biogeochemical processes, mathematical analysis, management of different water resources, etc. Scientists and students will find this book full of crucial and unexplored concepts.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

GIS for Water Resource and Watershed Management

GIS for Water Resource and Watershed Management

The use of GIS, and its application for solving environmental problems is growing rapidly.

Author: John G. Lyon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203217918

Category: Nature

Page: 274

View: 955

The use of GIS, and its application for solving environmental problems is growing rapidly. This powerful set of tools can be used to great effect in hydrological modeling, environment and habitat assessments, ecosystem studies, monitoring of wetlands and forested watersheds, urban studies, agricultural impact assessment and much more. GIS for Water
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Watersheds

Watersheds

This concise reference manual is ideal whether you're a scientist, biologist, geologist, engineer, planner, administrator, part of a citizens group, or a practitioner seeking to identify what is important in the watershed being studied.

Author: Paul A. DeBarry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015061772854

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 700

View: 130

Get the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to watershed analysis and management. In Watersheds: Processes, Assessment, and Management, author Paul DeBarry covers aspects of watershed physical processes such as assessing, classifying, and evaluating a watershed; using GIS models for watershed assessment; and effectively planning for future use and demands. He covers precipitation, ecology, geology, soils, geomorphology, hydrogeology, hydrology, water quality, hydraulics, GIS, data collection, planning, and management. And he takes you beyond theory so you learn to apply planning, management, GIS, and hydrologic engineering principles in real-world watershed management. This concise reference manual is ideal whether you're a scientist, biologist, geologist, engineer, planner, administrator, part of a citizens group, or a practitioner seeking to identify what is important in the watershed being studied.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Hydrology and Watershed Management

Hydrology and Watershed Management

Papers presented at the International Conference on "Hydrology and Watershed Management", held at Hyderabad, during 5-6- Dec. 2006.

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ISBN: OCLC:190789961

Category: Water conservation

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Papers presented at the International Conference on "Hydrology and Watershed Management", held at Hyderabad, during 5-6- Dec. 2006.
Categories: Water conservation