1st Edition

Advances in Hydrology and Climate Change Historical Trends and New Approaches in Water Resources Management

    556 Pages 9 Color & 173 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    556 Pages 9 Color & 173 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Highlighting recent trends that employ innovative management and conservation approaches, this volume provides an informative overview of the issues and challenges in water resources affected by climate change, such as drought, flooding, glacier changes, and overbuilt-up urban areas. Focusing on surface and groundwater related issues, the book presents solutions that include such methods as morphometric assessment, parameter estimation, long-term trend analysis, sustainability indexes, storm water management models, entropy-based measurement of long-term precipitation, and more. The volume focuses on providing a better understanding of climatic uncertainty through hydrometeorological data sets and their application in hydrological modeling. These analyses help to serve as the basis for the design of flood-control and water-usage management policies.

    1. Parameter Estimation for Solute Transport through Coupled Stratified Porous Media Using Time-Dependent Dispersion Coefficient

    Deepak Swami, Chandni Thakur, Abhay Guleria, and Nitin Joshi

    2. Wavelet Transform-Based Trend Analysis of Drought Variables over Homogenous Monsoon Regions of India

    Himanshu Sharma, Nitin Joshi, and Shakti Suryavanshi

    3. Quantitative Assessment of Glacier Changes Between 1998 and 2011 in Parvati River Basin, Western Himalaya, India

    Chanchal Gupta, Vikash Shivhare, and Sanjay K. Jain

    4. Soft-Computing Technique in Water Sector: Artificial Neural Network Approach

    Himanshu Panjiar and Ankit Chakravarti

    5. Computation of Different Parameters in Water Resources Engineering Using an Artificial Neural Network

    Ankit Chakravarti, Himanshu Panjiar, and Manish Pandey

    6. Morphometric Assessment of Drainage Basin for Subwatershed Prioritization Based on Land Use Land Cover Using GIS

    Gaurav Kant Nigam, Preeti Rajput, and M. P. Tripathi

    7. Prioritization of Charwa Watershed Based on Morphometric Analysis Using Remote Sensing and Geospatial Techniques

    Ravi Raj, Aman Kumar, Yempali Priyanka, and Pratibha Warwade

    8. A Framework for Integrated Wetland Sustainability Index

    Alka Yadav and M. L. Kansal

    9. Long-Term Trend Analysis of Rainfall Series (1901-2010) over Southern Bihar, India

    Saurabh Suman, Pratibha Warwade, and Priti Kumar

    10. Groundwater Flow Modelling of a Hypothetical Groundwater System

    Sumant Kumar, Ravi K. Saini, and Vinod Kumar

    11. Classification and Change Detection of an Urban Built-Up Area: A Case Study of Gurugram

    Osheen and M. L. Kansal

    12. Hydrological Water Balance Study in Champua Watershed of Baitarani River Basin Using SWAT Model

    Ajay Krishna Prabhakar, K. K. Singh, Anil Kumar Lohani, and Surendra Kumar Chandniha

    13. Long-Term Rainfall Trend Variability Analysis for Rampur Watershed: A Case Study of Mahanadi River Basin

    Priyanka Gunjan, S. K. Mishra, Anil Kumar Lohani, Surendra Kumar Chandniha, and Nity Tirkey

    14. Estimation of Soil Loss and Sediment Yield Using Universal Soil Loss Equation in Jiadhal Basin of Dhemaji District, Assam

    Arnab Sarma

    15. Climate Change Analysis of Precipitation and Mean Temperature in Jammu and Kashmir, India

    Dheeraj Kumar, Nayan Sharma, and Neeraj Kumar

    16. Modelling 1D-2D Hydrodynamic SWMM Model to Mitigate Flooding and Prioritize Flood-Prone Areas

    Manish Kumar Sinha, Monika Sharma, Klaus Baier, Rafig Azzam, and Mukesh Kumar Verma

    17. Entropy-Based Measurement of Long-Term Precipitation Variability across India

    Prabhash Kumar Mishra, Hemant Singh, Swagatam Das, and Surendra Kumar Chandniha

    18. Evaluating NOAA and PRISM Precipitation Data in Streamflow Generation Using HAWQS Model

    Vivek Verma, Manish Kumar Sinha, and Triambak Baghel

    19. Hydrogeology, Groundwater Regimes, and Quality Issues in Punjab

    Gopal Krishan, Anoop Nagar, M. L. Angurala, Rakesh Rana, and N. Sudarsan

    20. Data Assimilation in Groundwater Modeling

    Nitesh Patidar and Anjali

    21. Decision Support System for Surface Water Planning

    Anil Kumar Lohani, Rahul Kumar Jaiswal, Surendra Kumar Chandniha, and Sukant Jain

    22. Optimal Multiobjective Multireservoir Operation Using Interactive Decision Making by Parametric Approach

    R. U. Kamodkar, J. B. Gurav, and D. G. Regulwar

    23. Projection of Future Precipitation Over Gangotri Glacier at Himalayan Belt Using CMIP5 Climate Model

    Surendra Kumar Chandniha, Manohar Arora, Lalit Pal, Amit Kumar, Pragya Das, and G. K. Das

    24. Flow Pattern around Multiple Vane Arrangement

    Karan Solanki and Himanshu Sharma


    Surendra Kumar Chandniha, PhD, is Assistant Professor/Scientist in the Department of Soil and Water Engineering at BRSM College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology and Research Station, Mungeli, India. Dr. Chandniha has more than nine years of experience in the field of water resources, surface water hydrology, soil and water engineering, and climate change. He has published more than 65 research papers in journals as well as book chapters. He has done quality research work at IIT Roorkee and NIH Roorkee and has received several awards in the water sectors area.

    Anil Kumar Lohani, PhD, is currently Scientist-G and Head of the Surface Water Hydrology Division at the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, India. Dr. Lohani is Coordinator of the Central India Hydrology Centre of the National Institute of Hydrology, Bhopal, and Head and Coordinator of the Centre for Flood Management Studies at the National Institute of Hydrology, Guwahati, India. Dr. Lohani has over 30 years of research experience in surface water hydrological modeling, flood management, decision support system, and soft computing techniques. He has published 225 research papers in journals and conferences as well as books, book chapters, and technical reports.

    Gopal Krishan, PhD, is Scientist-C at the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, India, and former researcher for the Indo Gangetic Basin Groundwater Resilience Project for the British Geological Survey, United Kingdom, and the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing–Indian Space Research Organisation. Dr. Krishan has over 20 years of research experience in hydrological evaluation, surface water and groundwater hydrology project management, and field investigation. He has published more than 150 research papers in journals as well as one book and several book chapters, newsletter articles, and technical reports.

    Ajay Krishna Prabhakar, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India, where he has over seven years of teaching and research experience in the field of surface water hydrology, planning and management of water resources, drought analysis, and climate change. He has published research papers in peer-reviewed and SCI journals in water resources, groundwater, rainfall trend, and climate change.