River System Analysis and Management

Editors: Sharma, Nayan (Ed.)

  • Book authored by a complementary mix of highly accomplished academics and experienced field professionals
  • Is expected to remove the vacuum of an ideal reference book which broadly covers most of the present-day prime aspects of river management in a nutshell
  • Novel case studies pertaining to field problems on river management are specifically designed to meet the demand of field professionals to extract valuable experience derived from real life applications of newer techniques for highly intricate river management situations
  • Skillful juxtaposition of the complex theoretical modelling issues of fluvial hydraulics & climate with critical practical aspects of river training, water quality and trans-boundary issues
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About this book

The main thrust of this book is focused on addressing the various interrelated processes, analysis and activities bearing upon sound river management. River basins are complex systems. They are open systems with sometimes ill-defined boundaries. It refers to various aspects essential to achieve a sustainable development of river basins, including water demand and river management. Intensified erosion, land water degradation and stream flow pollution which call for appropriate river restoration and training measures. A viable theory for river management must reconcile the various processes that occur at different scales in order to develop a knowledge base by synthesizing research and field studies results. The book is intended to augment the knowledge base of behaviour of rivers and analyse the issues related to rivers so as to develop river system management techniques emerging from in-depth scientific analysis as a priority. This book pools together the expertise, the in-depth knowledge and the experience of the people representing different disciplines bearing on the related aspects of analysis and management of river systems.

Audience

The book is expected to be useful to academics, practitioners, scientists, water managers, environmentalists, administrators, researchers and students who are involved and have stakes in water management and river system analysis.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Nayan Sharma is with IIT Roorkee, teaching, researching and consulting on Water Resources including River Engineering, Hydraulic Structures, Inland Navigation and Concrete Dams. Earlier, in Assam Flood Control and Irrigation Dept., he was associated with design and implementation of several barrages / dams, river training structures in the Brahmaputra basin. He has been supervisor of 166 M.Tech theses and 20 Ph.Ds in IIT Roorkee, and examiner of 9 Ph.D. theses, with 178 research publications. He is member of 58 national and international technical committees. He conducted 79 consulting, and 9 National & International Research Projects. He published three books by Springer and INCID. He was recipient of Indo-Swiss Bilateral Research Award as Visiting Professor in Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. He delivered talks in The Imperial College London, Southampton University and Edinburgh University in the UK; University of Lausanne in Switzerland, Iowa University in the USA, IST Lisbon in Portugal, Gottingen University in Germany and in ENGINEERS CONCLAVE – 2014 at IISc Bangalore. He delivered Dr. K. L. Rao Memorial Lecture in 26th National Convention of Institution of Engineers (India). He gainfully researched on new Piano Key Weir technology for dam safety and instream storage development as viable adaptation measure for climate change effects, and fruitfully got implemented his design of RCC Jack Jetty for channelizing Ganga reach near Varanasi with encouraging results. Based on his comprehensive model investigation, new Piano Key Weir technology was implemented in Sawra Kuddu Hydro Electric Project located on Pabbar river in Himachal Pradesh, India. Recently he has been appointed honorary professor of river sciences by the University of Nottingham, UK. Also is awarded with Jal Vigyan Puruskar by Indian Society of Hydraulics.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sharma, Nayan (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

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  • Forest Impact on Flood Peak Discharge and Sediment Yield in Streamflow

    Bathurst, James C. (et al.)

    Pages 15-29

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  • On the Physical and Operational Rationality of Data-Driven Models for Suspended Sediment Prediction in Rivers

    Mount, Nick J. (et al.)

    Pages 31-46

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  • Sediment Dynamics in a Large Alluvial River: Characterization of Materials and Processes and Management Challenges

    Mahanta, Chandan (et al.)

    Pages 47-71

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  • Sediment Runoff Modelling Using ANNs in an Eastern Himalayan Basin, India

    Sarkar, Archana (et al.)

    Pages 73-82

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Buy this book

eBook 142,79 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1472-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 168,21 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1471-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
River System Analysis and Management
Editors
  • Nayan Sharma
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1472-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1472-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1471-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 417
Number of Illustrations and Tables
132 b/w illustrations, 148 illustrations in colour
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