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1st Edition

Watershed Hydrology, Management and Modeling

ISBN 9781032086224
Published June 30, 2021 by CRC Press
208 Pages 3 Color & 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The book provides a comprehensive insight into watersheds and modeling of the hydrological processes in the watersheds. It covers the concepts of watershed hydrology and watershed management in depth. The basic types, of soil erosion and its measurement and estimation of runoff and soil loss from the small and large watersheds are discussed. Recent advances in the watershed management like the application of remote sensing and GIS and hydrological models are a part of the book. The book serve as a guide for professional and competitive examinations for undergraduate students of Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering and graduate students of Soil Science, Soil and Water Engineering, Agricultural Physics, Hydrology and Watershed Management.

Table of Contents

1. Watershed Hydrology and Management
   Anil Bhardwaj

   Hydrologic Cycle
   Hydrology and Watershed
   Scales in Hydrology
   Hydrology of Small vs. Large Watersheds
   Watershed as Hydrologic System
   Global vs. Watershed Hydrologic System
   Watershed Hydrologic Processes
   Watershed Hydrologic Budget
   Watershed Hydrology and Health
   Managing Watershed Hydrology

2. Runoff and Rain water Harvesting
   Junaid N. Khan, Rohitashw Kumar and Abrar Yousuf

   Factors affecting Runoff
   Estimation of Runoff
   Direct Measurement of Runoff
   Stage Level Recorder
   Current Meter
   Rain Water Harvesting Techniques
   Rainwater Harvesting in Farm Ponds
   Design of Farm Pond

3. Basics of Soil Erosion
   MJ Singh and Kerstin Hartsch

   On-site Effects
   Off-site Effects
   Types of Soil Erosion
   Factors affecting Water Erosion
   Stages of Soil Erosion

4. Measurement of Soil Erosion by Water
   MJ Singh and S.S. Kukal

   Soil Erosion Hazard Assessment
   Measurement of Soil Erosion
   Laboratory Measurements of Soil Loss
   Rainfall Simulation
   Rill Erosion Measurement
   Gully Erosion Measurement

5. Measures to Control Soil Erosion
   Abrar Yousuf, Jonas Lenz and Eajaz Ahmad Dar

   Soil Conservation Strategies
   Agronomic Measures to Control Soil Erosion
   Mechanical Measures to Control Soil Erosion
   Soil Stabilizers/Additives/Conditioners

6. Gully Erosion and its Control
   Mahesh Chand Singh

   Stages of gully development
   Classification of gully
   Causes of gully formation
   Adverse Impacts of Gully Erosion
   Gully Control Measures

7. Soil Erosion by Water -Model Concepts and Applications
   Jurgen Schmidt and Michael von Werner

   Empirical Models
   Physically Based Simulation Models

8. SWAT Model and its Application
   V.K. Bhatt and A.K. Tiwari

   Erosion Models for Estimating Soil Erosion
   SWAT model
   Evaluation of SWAT Model in Lower Himalayas

9. Watershed Management in 21st Century
   Seyed Hamidreza Sadeghi

   Why Watershed Management?
   Optimizing Land Use Utilization
   Monitoring based Watershed Management
   Adaptive Watershed Management

10. Bio-industrial Watershed Management
   Sanjay Arora

   Watershed Development and Management Approach
   Principles of Watershed Management
   Watershed Management and Multiple Use Concept
   Integrated Watershed Management Approach
   Bio-industrial Watershed Management Approach
   Bio-Industrial Watershed Opportunities in Hilly Region
   Contract Farming and Bio-industrial Watershed Management
   Way Forward for Bio-industrial watersheds

11. Land Evaluation: A General Perspective
   K. Karthikeyan, Nirmal Kumar, Balkrishna S. Bhople and R.K.Naitam

   Land Evaluation
   Land Use Planning
   Land Evaluation for Land Use Planning
   Objectives of Land Evaluation
   Land Use Planning and Sustainable Development
   From Qualitative to Quantitative Land Evaluation
   Land Capability Classification
   Land Irrigability Classification
   Land Capability Index
   Land Suitability Classification
   Future Perspectives

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Abrar Yousuf, M. Tech. Soil and Water Engineering, is a Scientist at Regional Research Station, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. His specialization includes hydrological modeling, watershed management, remote sensing and GIS and rainwater management. He has authored a number of research articles in journals of national and international repute.

Manmohanjit Singh, Ph.D. Soil Science, is Director and Chief Scientist, Regional Research Station, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. He specializes in quantification and management of soil erosion, on-farm water management, dryland agriculture, soil quality assessment and watershed management. He has authored more than 200 publications and is recipient of various professional awards.