Water Resources Systems Planning and Management

Water Resources Systems Planning and Management

by Sharad K. Jain, V.P. Singh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0444514295

ISBN-13: 9780444514295

Pub. Date: 09/26/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Science

This book is divided into four parts. The first part, Preliminaries, begins by introducing the basic theme of the book. It provides an overview of the current status of water resources utilization, the likely scenario of future demands, and advantages and disadvantages of systems techniques. An understanding of how the hydrological data are measured and processed

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This book is divided into four parts. The first part, Preliminaries, begins by introducing the basic theme of the book. It provides an overview of the current status of water resources utilization, the likely scenario of future demands, and advantages and disadvantages of systems techniques. An understanding of how the hydrological data are measured and processed is important before undertaking any analysis. The discussion is extended to emerging techniques, such as Remote Sensing, GIS, Artificial Neural Networks, and Expert Systems. The statistical tools for data analysis including commonly used probability distributions, parameter estimation, regression and correlation, frequency analysis, and time-series analysis are discussed in a separate chapter.

Part 2 Decision Making, is a bouquet of techniques organized in 4 chapters. After discussing optimization and simulation, the techniques of economic analysis are covered. Recently, environmental and social aspects, and rehabilitation and resettlement of project-affected people have come to occupy a central stage in water resources management and any good book is incomplete unless these topics are adequately covered. The concept of rational decision making along with risk, reliability, and uncertainty aspects form subject matter of a chapter. With these analytical tools, the practitioner is well equipped to take a rational decision for water resources utilization.

Part 3 deals with Water Resources Planning and Development. This part discusses the concepts of planning, the planning process, integrated planning, public involvement, and reservoir sizing.

The last part focuses on Systems Operation and Management. After a resource is developed, it is essential to manage it in the best possible way. Many dams around the world are losing some storage capacity every year due to sedimentation and therefore, the assessment and management of reservoir sedimentation is described in details. No analysis of water resources systems is complete without consideration of water quality. A river basin is the natural unit in which water occurs. The final chapter discusses various issues related to holistic management of a river basin.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444514295
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/26/2003
Series:
Developments in Water Science Series
Pages:
882
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. IPreliminaries1
Ch. 1Introduction to Water Resources Systems3
Ch. 2Acquisition and Processing of Water Resources Data47
Ch. 3Emerging Techniques for Data Acquisition and Systems Modeling123
Ch. 4Statistical Techniques for Data Analysis207
Pt. IIDecision Making277
Ch. 5Systems Analysis Techniques279
Ch. 6Economic Considerations351
Ch. 7Environmental and Social Considerations395
Ch. 8Rational Decision Making459
Pt. IIIWater Resources Planning and Development503
Ch. 9Water Resources Planning505
Ch. 10Reservoir Sizing555
Pt. IVSystems Operation and Management613
Ch. 11Reservoir Operation615
Ch. 12Reservoir Sedimentation681
Ch. 13Water Quality Modeling743
Ch. 14River Basin Planning and Management787
App. A: Conversion Factors843
App. B: Useful Internet Sites845
Index849

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