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This is a unique, integrated approach to water resource systems management and planning. The book provides methods for analyzing water resource needs, modeling, supply reliability, irrigation optimization, and much more. With more and more attention being given to the worldwide interest in sustainability, to the effects of global climate change on future water resources operation and management, as well as public health issues, Dr. Mays has gathered together leading experts in their respective fields offering the...
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Overview

This is a unique, integrated approach to water resource systems management and planning. The book provides methods for analyzing water resource needs, modeling, supply reliability, irrigation optimization, and much more. With more and more attention being given to the worldwide interest in sustainability, to the effects of global climate change on future water resources operation and management, as well as public health issues, Dr. Mays has gathered together leading experts in their respective fields offering the latest information on the subject. A fresh approach offering insight for the present generation within the water resources community.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071443814
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/5/2004
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Professional Engineering Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry. W. Mays, Ph.D., PE, P.H., is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University and former chair of the department. He is the former Director of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also held an Engineering Foundation Endowed Professorship. A registered professional engineer in seven states and a registered professional hydrologist, he has served as a consultant to many organizations. Professor Mays is the author of Water Resources Engineering (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) and Optimal Control of Hydrosystems (Marcel Dekker, Inc.), coauthor of Applied Hydrology and Hydrosystems Engineering and Management (both from McGraw-Hill), co-author of Groundwater Hydrology (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) and editor-in-chief of the Water Resources Handbook, Hydraulic Design Handbook, Water Distribution Systems Handbook, Stormwater Collection System Design Handbook, Urban Water Supply Handbook, Urban Water Supply Management Tools, Urban Stormwater Management Tools, and Water Supply Systems Security (all from McGraw-Hill). He was also the editor-in-chief of the Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution Systems (ASCE) and coeditor of Computer Modeling of Free Surface and Pressurized Flow (Kluwer Academic Publishers). The Urban Water Supply Handbook received the 2002 Honorable Mention in Engineering Award, given by the Association of American Publishers. Among his honors include a distinguished alumnus award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Systems analysis
Ch. 2 Uncertainty and reliability analysis
Ch. 3 Regional water supply planning and capacity expansion models
Ch. 4 River-reservoir system operation for sediment control
Ch. 5 Water distribution system operation : application of simulated annealing
Ch. 6 Optimal feedback control of irrigation water delivery systems
Ch. 7 Optimal location of isolation valves in water distribution systems : a reliability/optimization approach
Ch. 8 Groundwater remediation design using simulated annealing
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