Watershed management has evolved and passed through several developmental stages. Realising the importance of watershed management, great efforts have been made by the government in preparing implementation strategies and the technical institutions have also introduced the subject in their curriculum at senior undergraduate and postgraduate levels of civil and agricultural engineering. Since this is a multidisciplinary subject, it finds place in environmental science and forestry curriculum as well. The book, comprising of 16 chapters, provides comprehensive coverage of the subject. Covering the concepts and principles of watershed management, the book discusses watershed characteristics, causes of watershed deterioration, soil erosion and soil water relationship, management of natural drainages in watershed, wasteland, landslide and land drainage management, arable and non-arable land, design flow and design storm and effect of watershed on the community. Chapters on flood routing through channels and reservoirs in watershed and flood damage phi – mitigation management in watershed add further value to the book.
About the Author
DAS, MADAN MOHAN
MADAN MOHAN DAS, MS (Cornell University, USA), PhD (University of Strathclyde, UK), has been Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati. An Emeritus Fellow of AICTE, Director of Technical Education, Government of Assam and a Telford Premium, 1981, winner jointly with Late Emeritus Professor D.I.H. Barr of University of Strathclyde for one of their research papers by the Council of Institute Civil Engineers (ICE), London, he has more than four decades of teaching experience and three decades of research experience. Dr. Das is the author of nine books, all published by PHI Learning. He has published/presented more than 63 research papers in national and international journals and conferences. His research interest includes hydrodynamics, free surface flow, irrigation, water power engineering and hydrology.
SAIKIA, MIMI DAS
MIMI DAS SAIKIA, PhD (IIT Guwahati), is a Professor, Civil Engineering, Assam Down Town University, Guwahati. She has been a Lecturer with the Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Silchar, an Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Royal School of Engineering and Technology (RSET), Guwahati and Professor, Regional Institute of Science and Technology (RIST), Meghalaya. With more than 15 years of experience in teaching and research, she has published/presented more than twenty papers in different international and national journals and conferences. Her research interests include pipe friction, open channel flow and dam-break flood analysis. Dr. Mimi Das Saikia has authored and co-authored seven books, all published by PHI Learning.
1 Concept of Watershed Management
2 Principles of Watershed Management
3 Participatory Rural Appraisal in Watershed Programme
4 Soil Erosion and Soil Water Relationship
5 Management of Natural Drainages in Watershed
6 Wasteland, Landslide and Land Drainage Management
7 Hydrologic components of watershed
8 Management of Arable Land
9 Management of Non-Arable Land
10 Production Systems in Arable and Non-Arable Land
11 Estimation of Design flood and Design storm in Watershed
12 Flood Routing in Watershed through Channels and Reservoirs
13 Flood Damage Mitigation Management in Watershed
14 Water Harvesting, Recycling and Reuse in Watershed
15 Watershed Modelling
16 Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Post Project Management of Watershed
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