Modern Hydrology and Sustainable Water Development
Copyright © 2011 S.K. Gupta
Author(s): Dr. S. K. Gupta
Published Online: 30 NOV 2010 11:02PM EST
Print ISBN: 9781405171243
Online ISBN: 9781444323962
About this Book
The material of this book will derive its scientific under-pinning from basics of mathematics, physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology, engineering, soil science, and related disciplines and will provide sufficient breadth and depth of understanding in each sub-section of hydrology. It will start with basic concepts:
- Water, its properties, its movement, modelling and quality
- The distribution of water in space and time
- Water resource sustainability
Chapters on 'global change' and 'water and ethics' aim respectively to emphasize the central role of hydrological cycle and its quantitative understanding and monitoring for human well being and to familiarize the readers with complex issues of equity and justice in large scale water resource development process.
Modern Hydrology for Sustainable Development is intended not only as a textbook for students in earth and environmental science and civil engineering degree courses, but also as a reference for professionals in fields as diverse as environmental planning, civil engineering, municipal and industrial water supply, irrigation and catchment management.