1st Edition

Urban Water Resources

By Monzur Alam Imteaz Copyright 2019
    308 Pages
    by CRC Press

    320 Pages 8 Color & 189 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    300 Pages 8 Color & 189 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Ever increasing urbanization is impacting both the quantity and quality of urban water resources. These urban water resources and components of the water cycle are likely to be affected severely. To minimize the consequences on world water resources, the development of sustainable water resources management strategies is inevitable. An integrated urban water resources management strategy is the key to maintain sustainable water resources. A preliminary understanding of physio-chemical processes and analysis methodologies involved in each and every component of the urban water cycle is necessary. In the past these components have been investigated and published individually.

    With the view to aiding the development of integrated urban water resources management strategies, this book endeavors to present and explain the major urban water cycle components from a single holistic platform. The book presents the introduction, analysis and design methods of a wide range of urban water components i.e., rainfall, flood, drainage, water supply and waste water with the additions of sustainability practices in most of the components. Current "Hydrology" and "Hydraulics" books do not incorporate sustainability features and practices, while there are many books on general "Sustainability" without integrating sustainability concepts into typical engineering designs.

    The book starts with components and classifications of world water resources, then basic and detailed components of the hydrologic cycle, climate change and its impacts on hydrologic cycle, rainfall patterns and measurements, rainfall losses, derivations of design rainfalls, streamflow measurements, flood frequency analysis and probabilistic flood estimations, deterministic flood estimations, unit hydrograph, flood modelling, commercial modelling tools and use of Geographical Information System (GIS) for flood modelling, principles of open channel hydraulics, critical flow and flow classification indices, open channel flow profiles, uniform flow in open channel and open channel design, estimation of future population and domestic water demand, design of water supply systems, sustainable water supply system, water treatments, wastewater quantification, wastewater treatments, sustainable and decentralized wastewater treatment, stormwater drainage and urban drainage analysis, water footprint and water-energy nexus, features of water conservation, harvesting and recycling, components of sustainable urban design, stormwater treatment and integrated water management.

    Table of Contents:

    About the author

    World Water Resources
    Classifications of Water Resources 
    Climate and Climate Change 
    Seasonality Index 
    Drought Index

    Hydrologic Cycle and Rainfall-Runoff Processes
    Hydrological Cycle and Systems 
    Water Balance 
    Precipitation Measurement 
    Rainfall Variability
    Evaporation and Transpiration
    Catchment and Watershed 
    Abstraction and Losses 
    Runoff and Hydrographs 
    Streamflow Measurements 
    Rating Curve

    Probabilistic Rainfall/Flood Estimation
    Introduction to Flood Estimation 
    Terminologies used in Probability Analysis 
    Failure and Risk 
    Hydrological Data 
    Flood Frequency Analysis

    Design Rainfall
    Intensity-Duration Relationship 
    Derivation of Design Rainfall 
    Temporal Pattern

    Deterministic Flow/Flood Estimations
    Hydrograph Details 
    Rational Method 
    Time of Concentration 
    Non-Homogeneous Catchment 
    Partial Area Effect 
    Composite Catchment 
    Unit Hydrograph Method 
    Flood Modelling 
    Time-Area Method 
    Modelling Tools

    Open Channel Hydraulics
    Principles and Equations 
    Effect of Streamline Position 
    Solutions of Energy Equation 
    Critical Depth Calculations 
    Froude Number 
    Applications of Energy Equation 
    Gravity Wave and its Applications

    Uniform Flow in Open Channel
    Flow Classifications 
    Uniform Flow Equation 
    Solutions of Manning’s Equation 
    Details of Manning’s Roughness 
    Compound Channel 
    Conveyance of Open Channel 
    Design of Uniform Flow Channel

    Hydraulic Modelling
    Solution Process 
    Data Requirements 
    Hydraulic Modelling using HEC-RAS

    Water Supply Systems
    Water Consumption Pattern 
    Estimation of Demand 
    Water Supply System Components 
    Storage Tank Sizing 
    Pipe System Analysis and Design 
    Water Quality 
    Water Treatment Processes 
    Water Quality Measurement and Calculations 
    Settling of Particles in a Fluid 
    Sedimentation Basin Sizing

    Wastewater Systems
    Wastewater Collection System 
    Quantification of Wastewater 
    Quality of Wastewater 
    Wastewater Treatment 
    Disinfection, Sludge Treatment and Disposal 
    Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Recycling

    Stormwater Drainage
    Components of Urban Stormwater Drainage 
    Design Calculations and Equations 
    Hydraulic Grade Line (HGL) Analysis 
    Onsite Detention (OSD) Tank 
    Urban Drainage Analysis 
    Pit Location Design and Bypass Flow 
    Overland Flow path 

    Water Conservation and Recycling
    Water Footprint 
    Sustainable Water Fixtures 
    Stormwater Harvesting 
    Greywater Recycling 
    Centralised Recycled Water

    Water Sensitive Urban Design
    Grass Swale 
    Sand Filter 
    Bioretention System 
    Porous Pavement 
    Sedimentation Basin 
    Riparian Vegetation 
    Rainwater Tank

    Appendix A Manning's ‘n’ values for Channels (Chow,


    Monzur Imteaz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil & Construction Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. He has obtained his Ph.D. in 1997 from Saitama University, Japan. Later he completed his post-doctoral research at University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Before joining at Swinburne he was been involved with several Australian state and local government authorities. He has been actively involved with various researches on sustainability, water resources and environmental pollutions.