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Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulics
Eco-technological Practices for Sustainable Development




ISBN 9781578084036
Published January 3, 2006 by CRC Press
426 Pages

 
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Book Description

Water is a precious natural resource, which is crucial to our survival. It needs to be used judiciously in the context of an increasing population not only to sustain essential requirements such as those for drinking and domestic usage, but also for increased food production, industrial usage, power generation, navigational requirements, pisciculture, recreation, landscaping etc. There are many books dealing with hydrology, hydraulics and hydraulic structures, which generally deal with larger problems of development, analysis, design and implementation of water resources. However, there are few books, which deal with small-scale development of water resources consistent with the environmental concerns as well as application of relevant eco-friendly technologies. This book provides both the perspectives.

Table of Contents

Preface
CHAPTER 1
Eco-hydrological Background
1.1 Environmental Hydrology in General
1.2 Hydrologic Cycle and its Processes
1.3 Precipitation-Runoff-Infiltration-Evaporation Analysis
1.4 The Water Balance
1.5 Water Bodies
References
CHAPTER 2
Water Uses
2.1 General
2.2 Water supply for Rural and Urban Neighborhoods
2.3 Water for Agriculture
2.4 Water for Industries
2.5 Water for Hydropower Generation
2.6 Water for Navigation
2.7 Water for Pisciculture
2.8 Water For Recreation
References
CHAPTER 3
Hydraulic Principles and Eco-friendly
Design Approach
3.1 Conservation Principles in General
3.2 Mass Conservation Principle and Applications
3.3 Energy Conservation Principle and Applications
3.4 Momentum Conservation Principle and Applications
3.5 Angular Momentum Conservation Principles
and Applications
3.6 Flow Measurement Devices in Pipes and Open Channels
3.7 Basic Considerations for Eco-friendly Design of
Water Systems
References
CHAPTER 4
Water Hazards and their Management

4.1 Hazards in General: An Overview
4.2 Water and the Nature of its Pollution
4.3 Flood Disaster and its Management
4.4 Landslide Hazards and their Management
4.5 Disaster due to Collapse of Dams
4.6 Hazards due to Droughts
4.7 Information and System Organization for
Disaster Mitigation
References
CHAPTER 5
Eco-technological Practices for Sustainable
Development

5.1 General
5.2 Traditional Water Conservation Practices
5.3 Recent Eco-technological Practices
5.4 Sustainable Development through Integrated
Water Management
References
Appendix
Index
Color Plate Section

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Author(s)

Biography

Ghosh, S N ; Desai, V.R.