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Water Resource Systems Planning and Management

An Introduction to Methods, Models, and Applications

Authors: Loucks, Daniel P., van Beek, Eelco

  • Introduces students of civil engineering and allied disciplines to ways of identifying and evaluating multiple-purpose, multi-objective water quantity and quality planning and management issues
  • Organizes material for use in single-semester or full-year courses
  • Maximizes understanding with case studies and exercises based on critical problems from the field
  • Covers basin-wide and urban water challenges incorporating risk, uncertainty, and qualitative modeling
  • Illustrates core concepts with rich media supplementary material provided online
  • Includes instructors’ solutions manual
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About this Textbook

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

This revised, updated textbook presents a systems approach to the planning, management, and operation of water resources infrastructure in the environment.  Previously published in 2005 by UNESCO and Deltares (Delft Hydraulics at the time), this new edition, written again with contributions from Jery R. Stedinger, Jozef P. M. Dijkman, and Monique T. Villars, is aimed equally at students and professionals.  It introduces readers to the concept of viewing issues involving water resources as a system of multiple interacting components and scales. It offers guidelines for initiating and carrying out water resource system planning and management projects. 
It introduces alternative optimization, simulation, and statistical methods useful for project identification, design, siting, operation and evaluation and for studying post-planning issues. The authors cover both basin-wide and urban water issues and present ways of identifying and evaluating alternatives for addressing multiple-purpose and multi-objective water quantity and quality management challenges. Reinforced with cases studies, exercises, and media supplements throughout, the text is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in water resource planning and management as well as for practicing planners and engineers in the field. 

About the authors

Daniel P. Loucks is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University and an internationally renowned expert about the development and application of economics, ecology and systems analysis methods to the solution of environmental and regional water resources problems. A visiting scholar at Harvard, MIT, UT Austin, and the technical University of Delft, he is most recently working with the Technical University of Vienna. Eelco van Beek is a Water resources specialist at the Department of Sustainable Use of Water and Soil at Deltares, the Netherlands. Dr. van Beek is an expert in modelling in water resources management and river basin development; his recent academic appoints include the University of Twente, Netherlands, and the Technical University of Delft.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Water Resources Planning and Management: An Overview

    Loucks, Daniel P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-49

  • Water Resource Systems Modeling: Its Role in Planning and Management

    Loucks, Daniel P. (et al.)

    Pages 51-72

  • Models for Identifying and Evaluating Alternatives

    Loucks, Daniel P. (et al.)

    Pages 73-91

  • An Introduction to Optimization Models and Methods

    Loucks, Daniel P. (et al.)

    Pages 93-177

  • Data-Fitting, Evolutionary, and Qualitative Modeling

    Loucks, Daniel P. (et al.)

    Pages 179-211

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-44234-1
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44232-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Resource Systems Planning and Management
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to Methods, Models, and Applications
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44234-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44234-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44232-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 624
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 356 illustrations in colour
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