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Handbook of Irrigation Hydrology and Management

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ISBN 9780367258344
May 23, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
1176 Pages 524 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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, it presents numerous considerations including the selection of economically viable cropping patterns, land allocation by crop, water resource allocation by crop, irrigation scheduling, deficit management irrigation, optimizing crop yields, 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

Table of Contents

Volume 1. Part I: Irrigation Hydrology. 1. Irrigation Hydrology: Landscape, Scales and Social Context. 2. Infiltration and Irrigation Management. 3. Movement of Water in Soil. Part II: Evapotranspiration and Water Requirements. 4. An Introduction to Soil-Water-Plant Relationship. 5. Plant Evapotranspiration-Concepts and Problems. 6. Plant Water Requirements and Evapotranspiration. Part III: Environmental and Economical Impacts. 7. Environmental Impacts of Irrigation. 8. Environmental Impact Assessment of Irrigation. 9. Economic Viability of Irrigation Techniques. Part IV: Earth and Satellite Measurements for Irrigation. 10. Irrigation Water Measurement. 11. Irrigation and Agrometeorology: Innovative Remote Sensing Applications in Crop Monitoring. Part V: Irrigation Water Quality Issues. 12. Irrigation for Salinity Control. 13. Irrigation with Reclaimed Municipal Wastewater: Opportunity or Risks. 14. Microbiology of Irrigation Water. 15. Phosphate and Nitrate Management in Irrigation Water. 16. Use of Typha Latifolia as a Tool for Biomonitoring of Domestic Effluents: Biochemical and Biomarkers Study. Part VI: Water Harvesting for Irrigation. 17. Surface Runoff Water Harvesting for Irrigation. 18. Water Harvesting for Rainfed Farming. 19. Optimization of Reservoir Operation for Irrigation. 20. Reducing Nitrate Leaching and Increasing Nitrogen Use Efficiency by Applying Nano-Fertilizers.


Volume 2: Part I: Solutions for Water Scarcity and Soil Salinity in Irrigation. 1. Soil Salinity Measurement for Site-Specific Leaching. 2. Deficit Irrigation: a Solution for Water Scarcity Conditions? 3. Irrigation Assessment: Efficiency and Uniformity. Part II: Surface Irrigation. 4. Canal Irrigation. 5. Ditch and Furrow Irrigation. 6. Level Basin Irrigation. Part III: Pressure Irrigation. 7. A Review of Low Energy, High Efficiency Alternatives for Center Pivot Irrigation Systems. 8. Sprinkler Irrigation Systems. 9. Mini-Bubbler Irrigation. 10. Measured Irrigation. Part VI: Subsurface Irrigation. 11. Qanat Irrigation Systems. 12. Subsurface Drainage/Irrigation System in Paddy Fields. 13. Picher Irrigation as a Viable Tool of Enhancing Nutrition and Livelihood of Small Scale Farmers. 14. Pot Irrigation. Part V: Smart Irrigation. 15. Automation and Smart Irrigation. 16. Intelligent Irrigation and Automation. 17. Smart Irrigation in Urban Development using Treated Wastewater Irrigation System and Management. Part VI: Water Pumps for Irrigation. 18. Water Pumps for Irrigation: an Introduction. 19. Pumps for Irrigation Systems. 20. Inverted Siphon Implementation Method in Karun River for Farm Water.


Volume 3. Part I: Australian Experiences. 1. Irrigation Developments in Australia: Historical Development of Irrigation. 2. Irrigation Developments in Australia: Irrigation and Agricultural Production. 3. Optimisation of Twinged Stormwater Storage for Golf Course Irrigation: a Case Study in Sydney. Part II: African Case Studies. 4. Deficit Irrigation: A Review from Ethiopia. 5. Investigating the Working Hydraulic Conditions of Gezira two Main Canals in Sudan. 6. Plant Water Requirements and Evapotranspiration. 7. Irrigation Practices in Moderately Warm Arid Areas of Sub-Sahara Africa. 8. Choosing the Proper Irrigation Technique in Temperate Semi-Arid Zones. Part III: Chinese Irrigation History. 9. History of Irrigation in China: Schedule and Method Development. 10. History of Irrigation in China: Legislations and Farmer’s Incentives. Part IV: American and Europe Irrigation Developments. 11. Irrigation Water Use in the USA. 12. Irrigation Developments in Brazil. 13. Irrigation Management in Romania. Part V. Water Scarcity and Irrigation in India. 14. Water Resources and Irrigation Practices of Contemporary India. 15. Water Scarcity in India-An Evaluation prior to Independence. 16. Water Scarcity in India: Irrigation Practices. Part VI: Middle East Irrigation and Deficit Irrigation. 17. Middle East and Origin of Irrigation. 18. Deficit Irrigation and Partial Root-Zone Drying Irrigation System in an Arid Area. 19. Paradigms Shaping the Adoption of Irrigation Technologies in Ghana. 20. Over-Irrigation and Adverse Effects in Aral Sea Basin.

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Saeid Eslamian is a full professor of environmental hydrology and water resources engineering in the Department of Water Engineering at Isfahan University of Technology, where he has been since 1995. His research focuses mainly on statistical and environmental hydrology in a changing climate. In recent years, he has worked on modeling natural hazards, including floods, severe storms, wind, drought, pollution, water reuses, sustainable development and resiliency, etc. Formerly, he was a visiting professor at Princeton University, New Jersey, and the University of ETH Zurich, Switzerland. On the research side, he started a research partnership in 2014 with McGill University, Canada. He has contributed to more than 600 publications in journals, books, and technical reports. He is the founder and chief editor of both the International Journal of Hydrology Science and Technology (IJHST) and the Journal of Flood Engineering (JFE). Eslamian is now associate editor of three important publications: Journal of Hydrology (Elsevier), Eco-Hydrology and Hydrobiology (Elsevier), Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination (IWA) and Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences (Elsevier). Professor Eslamian is the author of approximately 35 books and 180 chapter books.

Dr. Eslamian’s professional experience includes membership on editorial boards, and he is a reviewer of approximately 100 Web of Science (ISI) journals, including the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Advances in Water Resources, Groundwater, Hydrological Processes, Hydrological Sciences Journal, Global Planetary Changes, Water Resources Management, Water Science and Technology, Eco-Hydrology, Journal of American Water Resources Association, American Water Works Association Journal, etc. UNESCO has also nominated him for a special issue of the Eco-Hydrology and Hydrobiology Journal in 2015.

Professor Eslamian was selected as an outstanding reviewer for the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering in 2009 and received the EWRI/ASCE Visiting International Fellowship in Rhode Island (2010). He was also awarded outstanding prizes from the Iranian Hydraulics Association in 2005 and Iranian Petroleum and Oil Industry in 2011. Professor Eslamian has been chosen as a distinguished researcher of Isfahan University of Technology (IUT) and Isfahan Province in 2012 and 2014, respectively. In 2016, he was a candidate for national distinguished researcher in Iran.

He has also been the referee of many international organizations and universities. Some examples include the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (USCRDF), the Swiss Network for International Studies, the Majesty Research Trust Fund of Sultan Qaboos University of Oman, the Royal Jordanian Geography Center College, and the Research Department of Swinburne University of Technology of Australia. He is also a member of the following associations: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), International Association of Hydrologic Science (IAHS), World Conservation Union (IUCN), GC Network for Drylands Research and Development (NDRD), International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC), International Society for Agricultural Meteorology (ISAM), Association of Water and Environment Modeling (AWEM), International Hydrological Association (STAHS), and UK Drought National Center (UKDNC).

Professor Eslamian finished Hakimsanaei High School in Isfahan in 1979. After the Islamic Revolution, he was admitted to IUT for a BS in water engineering and graduated in 1986. After graduation, he was offered a scholarship for a master’s degree program at Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran. He finished his studies in hydrology and water resources engineering in 1989. In 1991, he was awarded a scholarship for a PhD in civil engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His supervisor was Professor David H. Pilgrim, who encouraged him to work on "Regional Flood Frequency Analysis Using a New Region of Influence Approach." He earned a PhD in 1995 and returned to his home country and IUT. In 2001, he was promoted to associate professor and in 2014 to full professor. For the past 26 years, he has been nominated for different positions at IUT, including university president consultant, faculty deputy of education, and head of department. Eslamian is now director for center of excellence in Risk Management and Natural Hazards (RiMaNaH).

Professor Eslamian has made three scientific visits to the United States, Switzerland, and Canada in 2006, 2008, and 2015, respectively. In the first, he was offered the position of visiting professor by Princeton University and worked jointly with Professor Eric F. Wood at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for one year. The outcome was a contribution in hydrological and agricultural drought interaction knowledge by developing multivariate L-moments between soil moisture and low flows for northeastern U.S. streams.

Recently, Professor Eslamian has published the Fourteen handbooks by Taylor & Francis (CRC Press): the three-volume Handbook of Engineering Hydrology in 2014, Urban Water Reuse Handbook in 2016, Underground Aqueducts Handbook (2017), the three-volume Handbook of Drought and Water Scarcity (2017), Constructed Wetlands: Hydraulic Design (2019), Handbook of Irrigation System Selection for Semi-Arid Regions (2020), Urban and Industrial Water Conservation Methods (2020), Three-Volume Flood Handbook (2022).

An Evaluation of Groundwater Storage Potentials in a Semiarid Climate and Advances in Hydrogeochemistry Research by Nova Science Publishers are also his book publications in 2019 in 2020 respectively. Two-volume Handbook of Water Harvesting and Conservation (Wiley) and Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (New Frameworks for Building Resilience to Disasters) are early 2021 book publications of Professor Eslamian. Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (Disaster Risk Management Strategies) and two-volume Earth Systems Protection and Sustainability are early 2022 Professor Handbook.

Professor has been appointed as World Top 2-Percent Researcher by Standford University, USA, in 2019 and 2020. He has also been a Grant Assessor/Report Referee/Award Jury/Invited Researcher for international organizations such as United States Civilian Research and Development Foundation (2006), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2012), World Bank Policy and Human Resources Development Fund (2021), Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (2022) respectively.


Faezeh Eslamian is a PhD Holder of Bioresource Engineering in McGill University. Her research focuses on the development of a novel lime-based product to mitigate phosphorus loss from agricultural fields. Faezeh completed her bachelor 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 and wastewater reuse guidelines. Faezeh is an experienced multidisciplinary researcher with interest in soil and water quality, environmental remediation, water reuse and drought management.