Introduction to Water Engineering, Hydrology, and Irrigation
This book is designed as an undergraduate text for water and environmental engineering courses and as preliminary reading for postgraduate courses in water and environmental engineering- including introductory coverage of irrigation and drainage, water resources, hydrology, hydraulic structures, and more. The text and exercises have been classroom tested by undergraduate water and environmental engineering students and are augmented by material prepared for extramural short courses. It covers basic concepts of agricultural irrigation and drainage, including planning and design, surface intakes, economics, environmental impacts wetlands, and legal issues.
- Numerous illustrations throughout to clarify the concepts presented
- Examines and compares the advantages and disadvantages of several methods of irrigation practice
- Explains the integral components including pumps, filters, piping, valves, and more
- Considers fertilizer application and nutrient management
This comprehensive and well-illustrated book will be of great interest to students, professionals, and researchers involved with all aspects of water engineering, hydrology, and irrigation.