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Urban Water Resources

1st Edition

By Monzur Alam Imteaz

CRC Press

175 pages | 75 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138339897
pub: 2019-05-15
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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. With the view to aiding the development of integrated urban water resources management strategies, this book presents 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction. World Water Resources. Classifications of Water Resources.Components of Water Resources. Climate and Climate Change. Seasonality Index. Drought Index. Hydrologic Cycle and Rainfall-Runoff Processes. Hydrologic Cycle and Systems. Water Balance. Precipitation. Rainfall Variability. Evaporation and Transpiration. The Catchment/Watershed. Abstraction and Losses. Runoff and Hydrograph. Streamflow Measurement. Rating Curve. Design Rainfall. Concept of Design Rainfall. Probabilistic Rainfall Distributions. IFD Chart - US practice, UK practice, Australian practice, Practices in some other regions. Temporal Pattern. Probabilistic Flood Estimation. Introduction to Flood Estimation. Risk and Failure. Hydrological Data. Probabilistic Flood Estimation. Design Flood. Flood Frequency Analysis - Annual Series Analysis, Partial Series Analysis. Use of Probabilistic Flood Estimation. Deterministic Flood Estimation. Introduction. Rational Method. Time of Concentration. Coefficient of Runoff. Unit Hydrograph Method. Non-homogenous Catchment. Flood Modelling - Time Area Method of Flood Modelling, Commercial Modelling Tools. Use of Flood Modelling, GIS and Flood Inundation Mapping. Open Channel Hydraulics. Principles and Equations - Energy Equation, Continuity Equation, Momentum Equation. Solutions of Energy Equation. Critical Depth Calculations. Application of the Energy Equation - Flow Measurement, Calculations for changes in Physical Channel Dimensions. Froude Number. Flow Profiles. Uniform Flow in Open Channels. Flow Classifications. Uniform Flow Equation. Composite Roughness. Compound Channel. Conveyance of Open Channel. Design of Uniform Channel - Lined Channel, Erodable Channel. Hydraulic Modelling using Manning’s Equation. Commercial Modelling Tools. Water Supply Systems. Consumption Pattern. Estimation of Demand - Arithmetic Growth Model, Exponential Growth Model, Logistic Growth Model. Water System Components. Storage Tank Sizing. Pump and Pipe System Analysis and Design. Water Quality - Physical Impurities, Chemical Impurities, Biological Impurities. Water Treatment Processes - Physical Treatment, Chemical Treatment, Biological Treatment, Settling of Particles in a Fluid, Filtration Technique. Advection and Dispersion. Sedimentation Basin Sizing. Sustainable Water Supply System.

Wastewater Systems. Quantification of Wastewater. Sewerage Systems. Quality of Wastewater - Physical Contaminants, Chemical Contaminants, Biological Contaminants. Wastewater Treatments - Primary Treatment, Secondary Treatment, Tertiary Treatment, Advanced Treatment. Biological Decomposition of Organic Matters. Eutrophication. Sustainable Wastewater Treatment. Stormwater Drainage. Components of Urban Stormwater Drainage. Design Equations. Onsite Detention Tank and Design. Hydraulic Grade Line. Urban Drainage Analysis. Water Conservation, Harvesting and Recycling. Water Footprint. Water-Energy Nexus. Sustainable Water Fixtures. Stormwater Harvesting. Greywater Recycling. Wastewater Recycling. Sustainable Urban Design. Introduction. Stormwater Quality Improvement Devices. Grass Swale. Porous Pavement. Bioretention System. Sand Filter. Sedimentation Basin. Wetland. Stormwater Treatment Trains. Stormwater Quality Treatment Modelling. Integrated Water Management.

About the Author

Dr. Monzur Imteaz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil & Construction Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. He has obtained his MEng degree in 1993 from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Through his excellent academic performance, he was able to secure a Japanese Government scholarship to do his PhD in Japan. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1997 on ‘Lake Hydrodynamics and Water Quality Modeling’ from Saitama University, Japan. Upon completion of his PhD, he has started working with the Institute of Water Modeling (Bangladesh), where he was working in collaboration with the Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI), a world leader on water and environmental modeling and he spent some time at DHI headquarter in Denmark.

Later he has completed his post-doctoral research at University of Queensland, Brisbane, where he worked on ‘Modeling Runoff from Rainforest Catchments’. Before joining at Swinburne he has been involved with several Australian local and state government positions in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. At Swinburne, Dr Imteaz is teaching subjects ‘Urban Water Resources’ and ‘Integrated Water Design’. Also, he has been actively involved with various researches on sustainability, water recycling, modeling pollutants transport and treatment, developing decision support tools, integrated catchment-stream water quality modeling and rainfall forecasting using Artificial Neural Networks. As part of his research, Dr Imteaz has successfully developed several computer models/decision support tools; i) STORMKIT, for stormwater systems analysis and design, ii) eTank, for the optimisation of rainwater tank design, iii) CatStream, for integrated catchment-stream water quality modeling, iv) SwinOSD, for onsite stormwater detention tank design. Till today, he is the author of 1 edited book, 11 book chapters, 3 journal editorials, 88 journal papers and 71 conference papers, most of which were on modeling different water & environmental processes. Due to his excellent research outcomes in the field of ‘sustainability’, in 2008 he was awarded with ‘Swinburne Vice-Chancellor's Sustainability Award’.

In recognition to his excellent teaching using industry-based software in a project-based learning module, in 2015 Monzur was awarded Swinburne’s ‘Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award’. Monzur has been successfully supervising several PhD and Masters (Research) students; to date he has supervised six PhD students to completions.

Internationally, Monzur was appointed as an Editorial Board member for the journals: ‘World Environment’, ‘Hydrology: Current Research’, ‘Journal of Information Technology and Software Engineering’, ‘Journal of Water Resource and Hydraulic Engineering’ and ‘Desalination and Water Purification’. Through his exceptional contributions among international researchers, in 2013 he was honoured to be a keynote speaker for: 2nd International Conference on Hydrology and Groundwater at USA and 2nd ScienceOne International Conference on Environmental Sciences at Dubai. In the esteem database, Scopus Monzur’s 107 publications are recorded with 920 citations.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply