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Water Resource Systems Planning and Management

An Introduction to Methods, Models, and Applications

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  • 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

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

  • Request lecturer material: sn.pub/lecturer-material

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Water Resources Planning and Management: An Overview

    • Daniel P. Loucks, Eelco van Beek
    Pages 1-49Open Access
  3. Water Resource Systems Modeling: Its Role in Planning and Management

    • Daniel P. Loucks, Eelco van Beek
    Pages 51-72Open Access
  4. Models for Identifying and Evaluating Alternatives

    • Daniel P. Loucks, Eelco van Beek
    Pages 73-91Open Access
  5. An Introduction to Optimization Models and Methods

    • Daniel P. Loucks, Eelco van Beek
    Pages 93-177Open Access
  6. Data-Fitting, Evolutionary, and Qualitative Modeling

    • Daniel P. Loucks, Eelco van Beek
    Pages 179-211Open Access
  7. An Introduction to Probability, Statistics, and Uncertainty

    • Daniel P. Loucks, Eelco van Beek
    Pages 213-300Open Access
  8. Modeling Uncertainty

    • Daniel P. Loucks, Eelco van Beek
    Pages 301-330Open Access
  9. System Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis

    • Daniel P. Loucks, Eelco van Beek
    Pages 331-374Open Access
  10. Performance Criteria

    • Daniel P. Loucks, Eelco van Beek
    Pages 375-415Open Access
  11. Water Quality Modeling and Prediction

    • Daniel P. Loucks, Eelco van Beek
    Pages 417-467Open Access
  12. River Basin Modeling

    • Daniel P. Loucks, Eelco van Beek
    Pages 469-526Open Access
  13. Urban Water Systems

    • Daniel P. Loucks, Eelco van Beek
    Pages 527-565Open Access
  14. Project Planning: Putting It All Together

    • Daniel P. Loucks, Eelco van Beek
    Pages 567-615Open Access
  15. Back Matter

    Pages 617-624

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • Water Resource Systems Modeling
  • Open Access Textbook
  • River Basin Modeling
  • Urban Water Systems
  • Water Quality Modeling and Prediction
  • Water Resources Planning
  • Water Optimization Models and Methods
  • Open Access Book
  • UNESCO-IHE
  • Deltares
  • water industry and water technology
  • water quality and water pollution
  • climate change

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

    Daniel P. Loucks

  • Deltares, Delft, The Netherlands

    Eelco van Beek

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.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Water Resource Systems Planning and Management

  • Book Subtitle: An Introduction to Methods, Models, and Applications

  • Authors: Daniel P. Loucks, Eelco van Beek

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44234-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-44232-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-83017-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-44234-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 624

  • Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations, 356 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Civil Engineering, Water, Pollution, Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences

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USD 59.99
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