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Environmental Hydrology, Third Edition


Andy D. Ward, Stanley W. Trimble, Suzette R. Burckhard, John G. Lyon
September 17, 2015

The late Professor Reds Wolman in his Foreword to the award-winning second edition said, "This is not your ordinary textbook. Environmental Hydrology is indeed a textbook, but five elements often found separately combine here in one text to make it different. It is eclectic, practical, in places a h...

Reverse Osmosis: A Guide for the Nonengineering Professional


Frank R. Spellman
August 5, 2015

For the Nonengineering Professional Perfect for anyone without a background in science or engineering who wants to take a closer look at how water is processed and treated, Reverse Osmosis: A Guide for the Nonengineering Professional relates reverse osmosis in its most basic form and addresses growi...

Smart Water Grids: A Cyber-Physical Systems Approach

Panagiotis Tsakalides, Athanasia Panousopoulou, Grigorios Tsagkatakis, Luis Montestruque
April 11, 2018

This book will present the best practices for designing, implementing, and deploying cyber-physical systems tailored to the needs of smart water grids. These grids can utilize the intelligence, autonomy, and adaptability offered by CPS for data on consumption, new alternatives for water treatment...

Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate

Kathleen A. Miller, Alan F. Hamlet, Douglas S. Kenney, Kelly T. Redmond
March 29, 2018

Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate addresses the current challenges facing western water planners and policy makers in the United States and considers strategies for managing water resources and related risks in the future. Written by highly-regarded experts in the...

Andean Hydrology

Diego A. Rivera, Alex Godoy-Faundez, Mario Lillo Saavedra
February 01, 2018

This book describes the ecosystem of the Andean watersheds, covering the Californian valley, tropical Andes, and southern Andes. Case studies of the new methods and techniques used for hydrological research in the Andes are provided, and sustainability issues pertaining to Andean water resources...

Technological Interventions in Management of Irrigated Agriculture

Megh R. Goyal, Susmitha S. Nambuthiri, Richard Koech
February 01, 2018

With a roster of international contributors, this volume offers an abundance of solutions to address agricultural water management challenges in today’s water-scarce areas of the world. The authors present studies on farmer-friendly irrigation scheduling methods, model-based analysis of crop water...

Numerical Modelling of Ice Floods in the Ning-Meng Reach of the Yellow River Basin

Chunqing Wang
January 23, 2018

The Ning-Meng reach of the Yellow River basin is located in the Inner Mongolia region at the Northern part of the Yellow River. Due to the special geographical conditions, the river flow direction is towards the North causing the Ning-Meng reach to freeze up every year in wintertime. Both during...

Controlling Biofouling in Seawater Reverse Osmosis Membrane Systems

Nirajan Dhakal
January 16, 2018

Seawater desalination is a rapidly growing coastal industry that is increasingly threatened by algal blooms. Depending on the severity of algal blooms, desalination systems may be forced to shut down because of clogging and/or poor feed water quality. To maintain stable operation and provide good...

Flexibility in Adaptation Planning: When, Where and How to Include Flexibility for Increasing Urban Flood Resilience

Mohanasundar Radhakrishnan
January 09, 2018

The magnitude and urgency of the need to adapt to climate change is such that addressing it has been taken up by the United Nations as one of the sustainable development goals - Goal 13 (SDG13) in 2015. SDG13 emphasises the need to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate related...

Estimating the Impacts of Urban Growth on Future Flood Risk: A Comparative Study

Willem Verbeek
January 09, 2018

The unprecedented growth of cities has a significant impact on future flood risk that might exceed the impacts of climate change in many metropolitan areas across the world. Although the effects of urbanisation on flood risk are well understood, assessments that include spatially explicit future...

Advances in Groundwater Governance

Karen G. Villholth, Elena Lopez-Gunn, Kirstin Conti, Alberto Garrido, Jac Van Der Gun
December 21, 2017

This book addresses groundwater governance, a subject internationally recognized as crucial and topical for enhancing and safeguarding the benefits of groundwater and groundwater-dependent ecosystems to humanity, while ensuring water and food security under global change. The multiple and complex...

Micropollutants in Large Lakes: From Potential Pollution Sources to Risk Assessments

Nathalie Chevre
November 30, 2017

Scientists, regulators, and the general public are now more and more aware of the chemicals present in surface waters worldwide. Agrochemicals, such as herbicides or insecticides, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics can be detected at low to medium concentrations in seas, groundwaters and rivers. Among...

Multiscale Hydrologic Remote Sensing: Perspectives and Applications

Ni-Bin Chang, Yang Hong
November 22, 2017

Multiscale Hydrologic Remote Sensing: Perspectives and Applications integrates advances in hydrologic science and innovative remote sensing technologies. Raising the visibility of interdisciplinary research on water resources, it offers a suite of tools and platforms for investigating spatially and...

Fluoride Removal from Groundwater by Adsorption Technology

Abdulai Salifu
November 14, 2017

In the Eastern corridor of Northern region of Ghana, presence of high fluoride concentration in the groundwater has made many drilled boreholes unusable for drinking. Little is, however, known about the factors contributing to the occurrence of high fluoride in this part of Ghana and it’s spatial...