GIS in Water Resources Engineering' presents a thorough concepts and applications of GIS in the various sub-fields of water resource engineering. The book develops a general understanding of the nature of GIS and how it is used to create and analyze geographic data. The book addresses concepts and applications in:
Surface Water Hydrology
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems
Wastewater and Storm Water Systems
Water Resource Monitoring and Forecasting
River Basin Planning and Management
The book introduces primary field data collection methods and describes procedures for interpretation and analysis. Also it focuses on the linkage of GIS data with water resource analysis and management models. Applications are presented with descriptions of GIS database development, analysis background theory, and model integration with GIS.
GIS in Water Resources Engineering arms engineers and planners with an arsenal of tools to assist in the creation of a reliable, environmentally sensitive, infrastructrue. The book examines various ways that innovative water resource managers are using spatial analysis and electronic mapping to provide increased functionality and reliability to the complex systems they oversee. The book also discussed GIS important tool for unity, as countries who are seeking acceptance to the economic union must use the technology to bring their water infrastructures into comformance with EU standards.