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Glossary: Irrigation, Drainage, Hydrology and Watershed Management

A.G. Powar (Author) D.M. Mahale (Author) R.T. Thokal (Author)
Synopsis This book incorporates the extensive and updated basic definitions on the subject authored by the scientists of International repute to understand the various concepts. This book presents latest comprehensive and authoritative explanation through different angles of basic terminologies in irrigation, drainage, hydrology, climatology and watershed management. Authors have made efforts to cover all the terminologies with definitions in scientific and easy language. In their endeavour to make the basic concepts of subject simple, they are trying to reach the academicians, scientists and research scholars. This book is being published to vent the authors’ desire of serving the profession. We hope this book will satisfy the many aspirants from the diversified fields related to soil and water; Special Features: A valuable reference book for practicing professionals in soil and water management. Along with the definitions, suitable illustrations and examples are also included so as to make easy understanding of the subject matter. A universal approach has been adopted in developing the manuscript. A comprehensive book for undergraduate students of agricultural engineering and an invaluable reference to post graduate students as well as practicing engineers specializing in the field of soil and water.
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About the authors

A.G. Powar

Ashok Ganpat Powar (b. 1950), acquired his Ph.D. in Farm Power and Machinery from Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli during 1997. He is meritorious throughout his career. He served for Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli for about 32 years in different capacities and is working as Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Dapoli. He has five books on his name, which are most popular among the students for improving their career. He has been instrumental in the establishment and development of College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Dapoli in a period of four years to be one of the leading colleges in the field of agricultural Engineering in India. His dedication for the college and for the students’ cause is worth emulating by others. He has been honoured with several State and National level awards such as Hari Malani Joshi Award for design of tools and implements from Maratha Chambers of Commerce, Mumbai; Guruvarya Award for Best Principal of the College from Desai Trust, Ratnagiri; Aspee Award for Design and Commendation Medal for research in the field of Farm Machinery from ISAE and many others, for his dedicated works and lifetime achievements in this field. He has the outstanding contribution in the research through his research papers in the Conferences and Journals of national and international level. The author has the great hopes from the academicians, researchers, professionals and students to refer this book to cope up with their thirst of knowledge.

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D.M. Mahale

Dilip Mahale (b. 1957) in a tiny village Dhule District of Maharashtra State. He received his bachelor in Agricultural Engineering and Masters in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering from Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri with flying colors of success. He started his career mission from Irrigation department of State Government of Maharashtra State as an Engineer. He served at Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri for 18 years in various positions with some of the landmark achievements. Since last five years he is working in Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, with commendable pace in the field of research, education, extension and development. He has more than 25 internationally abstracted scientific papers in renowned journals and more than 40 technical papers and above 120 popular articles. He has received two prestigious international fellowship and visited many countries like The Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg and Israel, etc. He has also authored 5 books, which are serving as guiding lights in the profession of Agricultural Engineering.

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R.T. Thokal

Rajesh Tulshiram Thokal (b. 1966), earned his bachelor degree in Agricultural Engineering from Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra and Masters degree with specialization in Irrigation & Drainage Engineering from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttaranchal in 1991. He has acquired proficiency in the subject of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering through his experience in teaching, research and extension activities and has distinguished academic career of about 13 years by serving in various capacities in the private companies, research institutes and Agricultural Universities. He worked as Assistant Professor for about seven years in College of Agricultural Engineering, Raichur, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad. Presently he is working as Associate Professor in Department of Irrigation & Drainage Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering, Dapoli, Dist. Ratnagiri of Maharashtra. He is the recipient of the award by Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Bangalore during 1999 for his students’ research project on “Hydraulics of Trickle Irrigation”. He has authored more than 25 research papers in the national and international journals and few of them were highly appreciated at the international level. His earlier publication “Maintenance of Trickle Irrigation” in Kannada language has gained a lot of popularity.

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Bibliographic information

Title Glossary: Irrigation, Drainage, Hydrology and Watershed Management
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170999472
length viii+303p., 22cm.