Watershed Hydrology, Management and Modeling: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Watershed Hydrology, Management and Modeling

1st Edition

Edited by Abrar Yousuf, Manmohanjit Singh

CRC Press

185 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 42 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

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