Water Resources Systems Analysis

Mohammad Karamouz, Ferenc Szidarovszky and Banafsheh Zahraie 
CRC Press  2003  

Hardback  608 pp  ISBN 9781566706421      £107.00
  • Summarizes the concept of decision-making in relation to deterministic and stochastic methodologies, detailing their use in modeling risk and uncertainty
  • Explains the multiple phases of river-reservoir systems modeling
  • Discusses the principles of groundwater systems modeling and conjunctive use of surface and groundwater resources
  • Outlines the principles of water quality analysis, including types of pollutants, water quality criteria, and monitoring techniques
  • Discusses the concerns related to the design and operation of hydro and thermal power plants, their operational frameworks, and the coordination between the two
  • Explains the concepts of water demand management and water reuse issues
  • Defines climatic, hydrologic, and agricultural droughts and demonstrates the basic steps of drought analysis
Experience has shown that structural solutions for water diversion, conservation, and transfer are not always the most efficient and economically sound alternatives. New, non-structural means of solving problems must be used to guarantee safe and efficient allocation of water to domestic, agricultural, and industrial customers.

Focusing on conflict resolution, Water Resources Systems Analysis discusses systematic approaches for the mathematical modeling of various water resources issues, helping decision-makers allocate water effectively and efficiently. Readers will gain an understanding of simulation, optimization, multi-criterion-decision-making, as well as engineering economics and time series analysis-all necessary for successful water resources systems analysis. The book explores recent developments in surface and groundwater systems optimization and modeling, and relates these to real field applications and case studies.

Supported by essential mathematical tools, this book gives current and future hydrologists, water resources managers, and civil engineers a logical reference for prioritizing and addressing critical issues such as flood control, power generation, and water quality management.

Availability of Water on Earth and Water Use
Water Resources Systems: Basic Concepts
System Definition and Properties
Hydrologic Systems and Modeling Approaches
Conflict Issues in Water Resources Planning and Management
Future Directions in Water Resources Management

Optimization and Decision Making Models
Single-Criterion Optimization
Multi-Criteria Optimization
Group Decision-Making
Conflict Resolution
Special Methodology
Decision-Making Under Uncertainties
Probabilistic methods
Simulation Models
Measures of Reliability
Stochastic Processes
Markov Chains
Optimization Under Uncertainty
Risk, Uncertainty, and Bayesian Decision Theory
Fuzzy Set Theory and Parameter Imprecision

Water Resources Economics
Benefits and Costs
Money-Time Relationships
Economic Analysis of Multiple Alternatives
Economic Evaluation of Projects Using Benefit/Cost Ratio Method
Public Versus Private Projects and Goods
Economic Models
Efficiency and Equity in Economic Analysis
Time Series Analysis
Stochastic Processes
Hydrologic Time Series Modeling: Basic Steps
Data Preparation
Methods of Parameter Estimation
Goodness of Fit Tests
Akaike's AIC Criterion
Data Generation and Forecasting
Autoregressive Modeling
Moving Average Processes
Autoregressive Moving Average Modeling
Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average Modeling
Multivariate and Disaggregation Modeling of Time Series

River-Basin Modeling
Watershed Definition and Characteristics
Watershed Geomorphology
Soil Characteristics
Data Requirements
Management Tools
Conflict Issues in River Basin Modeling

Groundwater Modeling
The Characteristics of Groundwater Systems
Groundwater Flow Equations
Groundwater Modeling
Management Tools
Conflict Issues in Groundwater Systems

River-Reservoir Systems Modeling
Data Collection and Processing
Capacity Expansion
Reservoir Operation Optimization
Application of Deterministic Dynamic Programming in Reservoir Operation: DPR Model
Stochastic Reservoir Operation Modeling
Multiple Reservoir Operation Modeling
Reservoir Operating Rules
Cost Functions
Efficiency of Operation Policies
Conflict Issues in River-Reservoir Systems

Water Quality Management
Principals of Water Quality System Analysis
Surface Water Quality Management
Groundwater Quality Management

Hydroelectric Systems Analysis
Basic Definitions
Components of Hydropower Plants
Data Requirements
Methods for Estimating Power Potential
Hydropower Reservoir Operation
Hydrothermal Coordination
Conflict Issues in Operation of Hydropower Systems

Water Demand Analysis and Management
Water Use and Demand: Basic Definition
Water Demand Forecasting for Regional and National Planning
Water Supply Issues
Flow Measurement Equipment
Municipal Water Demand
Municipal Water Demand Estimation and Forecasting
Elements of Urban Water Distribution Networks
Municipal Water Demand Management Measures
Agricultural Water Demands
Irrigation Methods
Drainage and Salinity Control
Agricultural Water Demand Management
Industrial Water Demand Management
Environmental Water Demands
Water Reuse
Treatment Options for Wastewater Reuse
Greywater: Definition and Reuse Issues
Conflict Issues in Water Demand Management

Drought Management
Drought Definition
Drought Preparedness/Management
Climatic Droughts
Prediction of Drought Trends
Hydrologic Droughts: Definition and Background
Agricultural Drought: Definition and Background
Geostatistic Tools in Drought Studies

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