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Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering

G L Asawa (Author)

The book "Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering" deals with the fundamental and general aspects of irrigation and water resources engineering and includes recent developments in hydraulic engineering related to irrigation and water resources engineering. Significant inclusions in the book are a chapter on management (including operation, maintenance, and evaluation) of canal irrigation in India, detailed environmental aspects for water resource projects, a note on interlinking of rivers in India, and design problems of hydraulic structures such as guide bunds, settling basins, etc.

The first chapter of the book introduces irrigation and deals with the need, development and environmental aspects of irrigation in India. The second chapter on hydrology deals with different aspects of surface water resource. Soil-water relationships have been dealt with in Chapter 3. Aspects related to ground water resource have been discussed in Chapter 4. Canal irrigation and its management aspects form the subject matter of Chapters 5 and 6. Behaviour of alluvial channels and design of stable channels have been included in Chapters 7 and 8, respectively. Concepts of surface and subsurface flows, as applicable to hydraulic structures, have been introduced in Chapter 9. Different types of canal structures have been discussed in Chapters 10, 11, and 13. Chapter 12 has been devoted to rivers and river training methods. After introducing planning aspects of water resource projects in Chapter 14, embankment dams, gravity dams and spillways have been dealt with, respectively, in Chapters 15, 16 and 17.

The students would find solved examples (including design problems) in the text, and unsolved exercises and the list of references given at the end of each chapter useful.

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About the author

G L Asawa

Dr. G.L. Asawa, presently working as Professor of Civil Engineering at IIT Roorkee, joined the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Roorkee ( which was merged with the IIT system of the country and named as Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee on September 21, 2001) in 1971 after serving for brief periods at MR Engineering College (now MNIT), Jaipur and BIT at Mesra in Ranchi during January 1970 to September 1971. He also served as Principal Water Engineer in Sokoto (Nigeria) from December 1981 to June 1984 while on foreign assignment.

Since 1970, Dr. G.L. Asawa has been actively associated with the teaching of Hydraulic Engineering courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and research and consultancy activities in various aspects of Water Resources Engineering. He has published about 60 research papers in national as well as foreign journals and conference proceedings. He has also been investigator or co-investigator of about a dozen research projects and more than fifty consultancy projects on problems related to water resources (such as design of hydraulic structures and river training works, and physical modelling of rivers and hydraulic structures), estimation of wind forces on cooling towers etc. He has travelled, at different times, to The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, Denmark, U.K., and France for either presenting research papers in conferences, or delivering invited lectures or under some exchange programs.

Dr. G.L. Asawa is a member of the Monitoring Committee for ISO/TC 113 works at the national level. He was leader of the Indian Delegation for ISO/TC 113 meetings in October 1994.

Dr. G.L. Asawa has Life Fellowships of the Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Society for Hydraulics, Indian Water Resources Society, and Indian Association of Hydrologists, and Life Membership of Indian Society for Wind Engineering.

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Bibliographic information

Title Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering
Author G L Asawa
Format Softcover
Date published: 16.08.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788122416732
length 624p.