1st Edition

Handbook of Irrigation Hydrology and Management

    1176 Pages 524 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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

    Volume 1. 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 <EM>Typha Latifolia</EM> 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.


    Volume 2. Part I: Solutions for Water Scarcity and Soil Salinity in Irrigation. 1. Deficit Irrigation: a Solution for Water Scarcity Conditions? Jie Liu, Zhenhua Wei, Fulai Liu. 2. Irrigation Assessment: Efficiency and Uniformity. Patricia Angélica Alves Marques, Verônica Gaspar Martins Leite de Melo, José Antônio Frizzone, and Antonio Pires de Camargo. Part II: Surface Irrigation. 3. Canal Irrigation. Qin Qian and Saeid Eslamian. 4. Ditch and Furrow Irrigation. Abebech A. Beyene and Saeid Eslamian. 5. Level Basin Irrigation. Nasrin Azad, Javad Behmanesh, Vahid Rezaverdinejad, and Saeid Eslamian. Part III: Pressure Irrigation. 6. Sprinkler Irrigation Systems. Neil A. Coles, Mark R. Rivers, and Saeid Eslamian. 7. Mini-Bubbler Irrigation. Raneesh K. Y. and Saeid Eslamian. 8. Measured Irrigation. Bernie Omodei. Part VI: Subsurface Irrigation. 9. Qanat Irrigation Systems. Naser Valizadeh, Dariush Hayati, Hamid Karimi, Saeid Eslamian, and Mohammad Mohammadzadeh. 10. Subsurface Drainage/Irrigation System in Paddy Fields. Shuichiro Yoshida. 11. Picher Irrigation as a Viable Tool of Enhancing Nutrition and Livelihood of Small Scale Farmers. Jari S., Rimi T. A., Nabinta R. T., and Saeid Eslamian. 12. Pot Irrigation. Hamideh Faridi and Ghasem Zarei. Part V: Smart Irrigation. 13. Automation and Smart Irrigation. Sajjad Roshandel and Saeid Eslamian. 14. Intelligent Irrigation and Automation. Hamideh Faridi, Babak Ghoreishi, and Hamidreza Faridi. 15. Smart Irrigation in Urban Development using Treated Wastewater Irrigation System and Management. Leonor Rodríguez-Sinobas, Freddy Canales-Ide, and Sergio Zubelzu. Part VI: Water Pumps for Irrigation. 16. Water Pumps for Irrigation: an Introduction. Saeid Eslamian and Mousa Maleki. 17. Pumps for Irrigation Systems. Mahbub Hasan, Aschalew Kassu, and Saeid Eslamian. 18. Inverted Siphon Implementation Method in Karun River for Farm Water. Faramarz Ghalambaz and Saeid Eslamian.


    Volume 3. Part I: Australian Experiences. 1. Irrigation Developments in Australia: Historical Development of Irrigation. Neil A. Coles and Jeff Camkin. 2. Irrigation Developments in Australia: Irrigation and Agricultural Production. Neil A. Coles and Jeff Camkin. 3. Optimisation of Twinged Stormwater Storage for Golf Course Irrigation: a Case Study in Sydney. Monzur A. Imteaz, Abdallah Shanableh, and Md. Maniruzzaman Bin A.Aziz. Part II: African Case Studies. 4. Deficit Irrigation: A Review from Ethiopia. Desale Kidane Asmamaw, Mekete Desse, Seifu Admasu, Enyew Adgo, J. Nyssen, K. Walraevens , P. Janssens, and W.M. Cornelis. 5. Investigating the Working Hydraulic Conditions of Gezira two Main Canals in Sudan. Ageel I. Bushara, Younis A. Gismalla, AbdelNassir Osman, Y. Mohamed, Ruaa A. Nasreldeen, and Saeid Eslamian. 6. Plant Water Requirements and Evapotranspiration. Never Mujere and Rajendra Kumar Isaac. 7. Irrigation Practices in Moderately Warm Arid Areas of Sub-Sahara Africa.Nkem J. Nwosu, Saurau O. Oshunsanya, and Saeid Eslamian. 8. Choosing the Proper Irrigation Technique in Temperate Semi-Arid Zones. Mahmoud Abdellaoui. Part III: Chinese Irrigation History. 9. History of Irrigation in China: Schedule and Method Development. Wenzhi Zeng, Chang Ao, and Guoqing Lei. 10. History of Irrigation in China: Legislations and Farmer’s Incentives. Muhammad Touseef, Lihua Chen, and Saeid Eslamian. Part IV: American and Europe Irrigation Developments. 11. Irrigation Water Use in the USA. R. Deepa, S. Sundaram, and Saeid Eslamian. 12. Irrigation Developments in Brazil. Timóteo Herculino da Silva Barros, Jonathan Vasquez Lizcano, Cassio Hamilton Abreu-Junior, Rubens Duarte Coelho and Flávia Rosana Barros da Silva. 13. Irrigation Management in Romania. Rares Hălbac-Cotoară-Zamfir, Luca Salvati, and Saeid Eslamian. Part V. Water Scarcity and Irrigation in India. 14. Water Resources and Irrigation Practices of Contemporary India. Shovan K. Saha, Achintya Kumar Sen Gupta, Rina Surana, Saeid Eslamian, and Prerna Jasuja. 15. Water Scarcity in India-An Evaluation prior to Independence. Shovan K. Saha, Achintya Kumar Sen Gupta, Rina Surana, Saeid Eslamian, and Prerna Jasuja. 16. Water Scarcity in India: Irrigation Practices. Bhasker Vijaykumar Bhatt and Neerajkumar D. Sharma. Part VI: Middle East Irrigation and Deficit Irrigation. 17. Middle East and Origin of Irrigation. Ahmed Hayaty Elshaikh and Saeid Eslamian. 18. Deficit Irrigation and Partial Root-Zone Drying Irrigation System in an Arid Area. Abdulrasoul M. Al-Omran, Ibrahim Louki, and Arafat Alkhasha. 19. Paradigms Shaping the Adoption of Irrigation Technologies in Ghana. Amankwaa-Yeboah P., Yeboah S., Osei G., Amponsah W., Malimanga A. R., Laboan M. B., Adu-Dankwa E. S., and Dodd I. C. 20. Over-Irrigation and Adverse Effects in Aral Sea Basin. Yuri Nikolskii and Ivan Aidarov._


    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.