This book contains seven parts. The first part deals with some aspects of rainfall analysis, including rainfall probability distribution, local rainfall interception, and analysis for reservoir release. Part 2 is on evapotranspiration and discusses development of neural network models, errors, and sensitivity. Part 3 focuses on various aspects of urban runoff, including hydrologic impacts, storm water management, and drainage systems. Part 4 deals with soil erosion and sediment, covering mineralogical composition, geostatistical analysis, land use impacts, and land use mapping. Part 5 treats remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) applications to different hydrologic problems. Watershed runoff and floods are discussed in Part 6, encompassing hydraulic, experimental, and theoretical aspects. Water modeling constitutes the concluding Part 7. Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), Xinanjiang, and Soil Conservation Service-Curve Number (SCS-CN) models are discussed. The book is of interest to researchers and practitioners in the field of water resources, hydrology, environmental resources, agricultural engineering, watershed management, earth sciences, as well as those engaged in natural resources planning and management. Graduate students and those wishing to conduct further research in water and environment and their development and management find the book to be of value. von Singh, Vijay P
Vijay P. Singh is a University Distinguished Professor, a Regents Professor, and the inaugural holder of the Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering at Texas A&M University, USA. He received his B.S., M.S., Ph.D., and D.Sc. degrees in Engineering. He is a P.E., P.H., and an Hon. D. WRE. He has published more than 910 journal articles; 25 textbooks; 60 edited reference books, including the massive Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers and Handbook of Applied Hydrology; He has received more than 90 national and international awards including Arid Lands Hydraulic Engineering Award, Chow Award, Torrens Award, Norman Medal, and EWRI Lifetime Achievement Award, given by ASCE, Ray K. Linsley Award and Founder's Award, given by AIH; Crystal Drop Award, given by IWRA; and Outstanding Distinguished Scientist Award given by Sigma Xi, and three honorary doctorates. He is a Distinguished Member of the ASCE, a fellow of EWRI, AWRA, IWRS, ISAE, IASWC, and IE. He has served as the President and Senior Vice President of the AIH. Currently, he is the editor-in-chief of two book series and three journals. Shalini Yadav is a Professor and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, AISECT University, Bhopal, India. Her research interests include Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, Construction Management, Environmental Quality, and Water Resources. She has executed a variety of research projects/consultancy in Environmental and Water Science and Technology and has got rich experience in planning, formulating, organizing, executing, and management of R&D Programs, Seminars, and Conferences at National and International level. She has got to her credit guiding an appreciable number of M.Tech and Ph.D. students. She has published more than 10 journal articles and 30 technical reports. Professor Shalini Yadav got her M.E. and Ph.D. Degree in Civil Engineering with specialization in Environmental Engineering. She is a recipient of national fellowships/awards and she is a reviewer in many International journals. She has been recognized for one and half decades of leadership in research, teaching, and service to the Environmental Engineering Profession. Ram Narayan Yadava holds the position of Vice Chancellor of the AISECT University, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand. His research interests include Environmental Quality and Water Resources, Hydrologic Modeling, Environmental Sciences, R&D Planning and Management. He executed a variety of research/consultancy projects in the area of Water Resources Planning and Management, Environment, Remote Sensing, Mathematical Modeling, etc. Dr. Yadava has been recognized for three and half decades of leadership in research and service to the hydrologic and water resources profession. Dr. Yadava's contribution to the state of the art has been significant in many different specialty areas, including water resources management, environmental sciences, irrigation science, soil and water conservation engineering, and mathematical modeling. He has published more than 90 journal articles; 4 textbooks; 7 edited reference books. He earned his M.Sc. from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Varanasi and Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India. Also, he is the recipient of Raman Research Fellowship and other awards.