464 Pages 208 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    478 Pages 208 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Hydrology and water resources analysis can be looked at together, but this is the only book which presents the relevant material and which bridges the gap between scientific processes and applications in one text. New methods and programs for solving hydrological problems are outlined in a concise and readily accessible form.

    Hydrology and Water Resource Systems Analysis includes a number of illustrations and tables, with fully solved example problems integrated within the text. It describes a systematic treatment of various surface water estimation techniques; and provides detailed treatment of theory and applications of groundwater flow for both steady-state and unsteady-state conditions; time series analysis and hydrological simulation; floodplain management; reservoir and stream flow routing; sedimentation and erosion hydraulics; urban hydrology; the hydrological design of basic hydraulic structures; storage spillways and energy dissipation for flood control, optimization techniques for water management projects; and methods for uncertainty analysis.

    It is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and for practitioners. Hydrologists and water-related professionals will be helped with an unfamiliar term or a new subject area, or be given a formula, the procedure for solving a problem, or guidance on the computer packages which are available, or shown how to obtain values from a table of data. For them it is a compendium of hydrological practice rather than science, but sufficient scientific background is provided to enable them to understand the hydrological processes in a given problem, and to appreciate the limitations of the methods presented for solving it.

    Science of Hydrology
    Historical Evolution of Hydrology
    Classification of Hydrology
    Hydrological Cycle
    Hydrological Variables and Their Units of Measurement
    River Basin
    Scale in Hydrology
    Worldwide Distribution of Water
    Hydrological Balance

    Precipitation and Hydrological Losses
    Formation of Atmospheric Precipitation
    Precipitation Types
    Cooling Mechanisms and Types of Precipitation
    Measurement of Precipitation
    Installation of Network of Point Measurement Devices
    Test of Data Homogeneity and Analysis of Double Cumulative Curves
    Completion of Rainfall Measurements: Adaptation to Different Altitudes
    Surface Integration of Areal Rainfall from Point Measurements
    Hydrological Losses
    Infiltration Rate Estimation

    River Basin
    Discharge Estimation Using Hydrometric Data
    Rainfall–Runoff Relationships: Empirical Methods
    Rainfall–Runoff Relationships: The UH

    Probability and Statistics in Hydrology
    General Concepts and Definitions
    Random Variable
    Some Important Discrete Distributions
    Some Important Continuous Distributions
    Statistical Analysis of Extremes
    Testing of the Distributions
    Intensity–Duration–Frequency Curves

    Groundwater Hydrology
    Soil and Aquifer Parameters
    Classification of Aquifers
    Field Measurements
    Mathematical Problem of Groundwater
    General Expression of Groundwater Flow
    Analytical Solutions of Steady Flow
    Theory of Images
    Analytical Solutions of Non-Uniform Flow
    Well Losses
    Aquifer Recharge

    Hydrologic Design
    Sizing of Reservoirs
    Conventional Method of Sizing the Active Reservoir Volume
    Sizing of a Reservoir in a River Site without Measurements
    Sizing of the Dead Reservoir Volume
    Sizing of the Reservoir’s Flood Volume
    Hydrologic Design of Flood Safety (Protection) Structures
    Hydrologic Design of a River Diversion
    Hydrologic Design of Other Water Structure-Specific Issues

    Urban Hydrology: Stormwater Management
    Urban Runoff Quantity Computations
    Urban Runoff Quality Computations
    Surface Runoff Quantity and Quality Management

    Sediment Transport and Erosion
    Properties of Sediment
    Flow Resistance
    Incipient Motion
    Sediment Transport Formulas
    Land Erosion and Watershed Sediment Yield


    Dr. Maria A. Mimikou is a professor of Hydrology and Water Recourses in the School of Civil Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and director of the Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Resources Management, Greece. She established the Center of Hydrology and Informatics (www.chi.civil.ntua.gr/) and the Hydrological Observatory of Athens (http://hoa.ntua.gr/). She has vast experience in water resources systems, modelling and management; urban, rural, coastal and stochastic hydrology; soil erosion and sediment transport; forecasting and risk assessment of extremes; hydrological studies and field works. She has authored several books and peer-reviewed papers. She is coordinator of many EU competitive and national research projects.

    Dr. Evangelos A. Baltas is a professor in the School of Civil Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. He actively participated in the establishment of the Center of Hydrology and Informatics (CHI) in Athens, which comprises the NTUA meteorological network, the database of the hydrological information and the experimental basin. He has also offered engineering consultation services in the fields of his expertise to the EU, Greek ministries, public organizations and private companies in the United States and Europe. He has been the principal investigator or researcher in competitive EU and national funded programs related to integrated water resources management.

    Dr. Vassilios A. Tsihrintzis is a professor of ecological engineering and technology at the

    School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He regularly teaches engineering hydrology, urban water management, fluid mechanics, groundwater, environmental engineering and natural wastewater treatment systems. He has

    also served as a professor and head of the Department of Environmental Engineering,

    Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, for several years, and was also an associate professor of water resources engineering at Florida International University, Miami. Dr. Tsihrintzis has experience as a practicing civil and environmental engineer both in the United States and Greece.

    "This book provides a balanced approach to surface, subsurface and contaminant hydrology… [and] a good tool that will help prepare students of hydrology in analyzing, studying and solving issues in the real world. The text is user friendly, and consists of basic figures with numerous reference examples which students will appreciate. It is also a good reference companion for professional engineers and environmental scientists."
    —Izzat Hamawi, California State University, Los Angeles, USA

    "… covers important aspects of groundwater hydrology and hydrologic modeling. A good book for an undergraduate curriculum."
    —Malay Ghose-Hajra, The University of New Orleans