Handbook of Engineering Hydrology Environmental Hydrology and Water Management

Handbook of Engineering Hydrology Environmental Hydrology and Water Management

Hydrological and ecological connectivity is a matter of high concern. All terrestrial and coastal
ecosystems are connected with water, which includes groundwater, and there is a growing
that “single ecosystems” (mountain forest, hill forest, mangrove forest, freshwater
swamp, peat swamp, tidal mudflat, and coral reef) that are actually the result of an artificial perception
and classification can, in the long term, only be managed by a holistic vision at the watershed
level. It is essential to investigate ecosystem management at the watershed level, particularly in a
changing climate.
In general, there are two important approaches:
1. Adaption to hydrological events such as climate change, drought, and flood
2. Qualitative and quantitative conservation of water, thereby optimizing water consumption

The Handbook of Engineering Hydrology aims to fill the two-decade gap since the publication of
David Maidment’s Handbook of Hydrology in 1993 by including updated material on hydrology
science and engineering. It provides an extensive coverage of hydrological engineering, science, and
technology and includes novel topics that were developed in the last two decades. This handbook is
not a replacement for Maidment’s work, but as mentioned, it focuses on innovation and provides
updated information in the field of hydrology. Therefore, it could be considered as a complementary
text to Maidment’s work, providing practical guidelines to the reader. Further, this book covers
different aspects of hydrology using a new approach, whereas Maidment’s work dealt principally
with classical components of hydrologic cycle, particularly surface and groundwater and the associated
physical and chemical pollution.


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