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Elementary Irrigation Engineering

G L Asawa (Author)

The book Elementary Irrigation Engineering has been written to meet the needs of Diploma students of Civil engineering for their course in irrigation engineering. It deals with the basics of major topics related to irrigation engineering.

The first chapter introduces irrigation, its development in India, and different irrigation methods. Hydrological aspects of irrigation engineering have been introduced in Chapter 2. Soil-water-plant relationships and water requirement of crops have been dealt with in Chapter 3.Well irrigation has been described in Chapter 4. Different aspects of canal irrigation have been discussed in Chapters 5 and 6. Basic features of planning and design of major canal structures (such as canal regulation and cross-drainage structures, and canal head works) have been described in Chapters 7, 8, and 10. Chapter 9 deals with river training methods, while Chapter 11 deals with basic aspects of major hydraulic structures such as dams, reservoirs, and spillways.

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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 Elementary Irrigation Engineering
Author G L Asawa
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788122412024
length 190p.