1st Edition

Handbook of Irrigation Hydrology and Management Irrigation Fundamentals

Edited By Saeid Eslamian, Faezeh Eslamian Copyright 2023
    406 Pages 119 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Ever-increasing population growth has caused a proportional increased demand for water, and existing water sources are depleting day by day. Moreover, with the impact of climate change, the rates of rainfall in many regions have experienced a higher degree of variability. In many cities, government utilities have been struggling to maintain sufficient water for the residents and other users. The Handbook of Irrigation Hydrology and Management examines and analyzes irrigated ecosystems in which water storage, applications, or drainage volumes are artificially controlled in the landscape and the spatial domain of processes varies from micrometers to tens of kilometers, while the temporal domain spans from seconds to centuries. The continuum science of irrigation hydrology includes the surface, subsurface (unsaturated and groundwater systems), atmospheric, and plant subsystems. Further, the book includes coverage of environmental and economic impacts, water quality issues, water harvesting, satellite measurements for irrigation, and more.


    • Offers water-saving strategies to increase the judicious use of scarce water resources

    • Presents strategies to maximize agricultural yield per unit of water used for different regions

    • Compares irrigation methods to offset changing weather patterns and impacts of climate change

    Part I: Irrigation Hydrology. 1. Irrigation Hydrology: Landscape, Scales and Social Context. Mark E. Grismer and Saeid Eslamian. 2. Infiltration and Irrigation Management. Mohammad Mahdi Dorafshan and Saeid Eslamian. 3. Movement of Water in Soil. Sushant Mehan and Saeid Eslamian. Part II: Evapotranspiration and Water Requirements. 4. An Introduction to Soil-Water-Plant Relationship. Mahbub Hasan and Saeid Eslamian. 5. Plant Evapotranspiration-Concepts and Problems. Parth J. Kapupara, Saeid Eslamian, and Mousa Maleki. 6. Plant Water Requirements and Evapotranspiration. Monzur A. Imteaz and Mobushir Khan. Part III: Environmental and Economical Impacts. 7. Environmental Impacts of Irrigation. Nathaniel Nwogwu, Oluwaseyi A. Ajala, Ifeoluwa F. Omotade, Toju E. Babalola, Temitope F. Ajibade, Kayode H. Lasisi, Bashir Adelodun, and Fidelis O. Ajibade. 8. Environmental Impact Assessment of Irrigation. Never Mujere and Nelson Chanza. 9. Economic Viability of Irrigation Techniques. Patricia Angélica A. Marques, Catariny Cabral Aleman, and Saeid Eslamian. Part IV: Earth and Satellite Measurements for Irrigation. 10. Irrigation Water Measurement. Mir Bintul Huda and Nasir Ahmad Rather. 11. Irrigation and Agrometeorology: Innovative Remote Sensing Applications in Crop Monitoring. Nicolas R. Dalezios, Nicholas Dercas, Ioannis N. Faraslis, Marios Spiliotopoulos, Pantelis Sidiropoulos, Stavros Sakellariou, and Saeid Eslamian. Part V: Irrigation Water Quality Issues. 12. Irrigation with Reclaimed Municipal Wastewater: Opportunity or Risks. Tamer A. Salem, Ahmad Aboueloun Taha, Nashwa A. Fetian, Saeid Eslamian, and Nabil I. Elsheery. 13. Microbiology of Irrigation Water. T.C. Crusberg and Saeid Eslamian. 14. Phosphate and Nitrate Management in Irrigation Water. Alessia Corami and Saeid Eslamian. 15. Use of Typha Latifolia as a Tool for Biomonitoring of Domestic Effluents: Biochemical and Biomarkers Study. Nedjma Mamine, Fadila Khaldi, Nedjoud Grara, and Saeid Eslamian. Part VI: Water Harvesting for Irrigation. 16. Surface Runoff Water Harvesting for Irrigation. Saeid Eslamian, Hosein Roknizadeh, Mousa Maleki, and Jahanghir Abedi Koupai. 17. Water Harvesting for Rainfed Farming. Adebayo Oluwole Eludoyin, Adedayo Oreoluwa Adewole, Mayowa Oyinloye, and Saeid Eslamian. 18. Optimization of Reservoir Operation for Irrigation. Laheab Abbas Al-Maliki, Sohaib Kareem Al-Mamoori, Khaled El-Tawil, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Fadi G. Comair, and Saeid Eslamian. 19. Reducing Nitrate Leaching and Increasing Nitrogen Use Efficiency by Applying Nano-Fertilizers. Mehdi Jovzi, Hamid Zare Abyaneh, Maryam Bayat Varkeshi, and Saeid Eslamian.


    Dr. Saeid Eslamian is professor of Hydrology at Isfahan University of Technology, where he heads the Hydrology Research Group in the Department of Water Engineering. His research focuses mainly on statistical and environmental hydrology and climate change. In particular, he is working on modeling and prediction of natural hazards including flood, drought, storms, wind, groundwater drawdown, and pollution for arid and semi-arid zones, particularly in urban areas. He is also a Visiting Professor at Princeton University, and University of ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
    He has contributed to more than 300 publications in books, research journals, and technical reports or papers in conferences. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of both the International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology and the Journal of Flood Engineering. He received ASCE and EWRI awards in 2009 and 2010 for his research.

    Dr. Faezeh Eslamian current research focuses on the fate and transport of phosphorus through subsurface drained farmlands. Dr. Eslamian completed her PhD at McGill University, and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, where she evaluated natural and low-cost absorbents for the removal of pollutants such as textile dyes and heavy metals. Furthermore, she has conducted research on the worldwide water quality standards, wastewater reuse, and drought guidelines.