What is Environmental Hydraulics?

  • V. P. Singh
  • W. H. Hager
Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 19)


Soil, water, and air constitute the environmental continuum. These three components of the continuum are dynamically interactive. In other words, if there is a change in one component, the effect of this change propagates to the other components. This means that the environment has to be dealt with as a cohesive whole (or as an integrated system) which often is not the case. For example, for a variety of reasons — scientific, technological, political, administrative, etc. — the environment in practice is not managed as a continuum. Each component of the continuum is considered separately, often with little accounting for its interaction with other components.


Geographical Information System Water Quality Modeling Salinity Intrusion Subsurface Environment Environmental Hydraulics 
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  • W. H. Hager

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