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Water Resources Management

Principles, Methods, and Tools

Grigg, Neil S.


1. Edition April 2023
400 Pages, Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-88596-2
John Wiley & Sons

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Water Resources Management

A thorough and authoritative handbook to the foundations of water resources management

In Water Resources Management: Principles, Methods, and Tools, distinguished engineer Dr. Neil S. Grigg delivers a comprehensive guide to the water resources industry, the technical methods and tools that professionals in that industry use, and the concepts and issues that animate the discipline. The author also provides expansive case studies that highlight real-world applications of the ideas discussed within.

The book offers practical content, including discussion questions, practice problems, and project examples, while presenting a cross-disciplinary perspective ideal for those studying to be civil or environmental engineers, urban planners, environmental scientists, or professionals in other disciplines.

Water Resources Management covers the foundational knowledge required by professionals working in the field alongside practical content that connects readers with how the discipline functions in the real world. It also includes:
* A thorough introduction to the framework of the water industry, including discussions of water resources and services for people and the environment
* In-depth explorations of technical methods and tools, including hydrology as the science of water accounting
* Fulsome discussions of water resources management concepts and issues, including models and data analytics to support decision-making
* Expansive treatments of water-related failures, accidents, and malevolent activity

Perfect for civil and environmental engineering students studying water resources planning and management, Water Resources Management: Principles, Methods, and Tools will also earn a place in the libraries of practicing engineers, government officials, and consultants working in water management and policy.

List of Figures vii

Preface ix

1 Water Resources Management 1

2 History of Water Resources Management 9

3 Water Infrastructure and Systems 25

4 Demands for Water and Water Infrastructure 45

5 Hydrologic Principles for Water Management 67

6 Water Balances as Tools for Management 89

7 Flood Studies: Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Damages 103

8 Water Quality, Public Health, and Environmental Integrity 119

9 Models and Data for Decision Making 133

10 Operations, Maintenance, and Asset Management 149

11 Water Governance and Institutions 165

12 Water Management Organizations 173

13 Planning Principles, Tools, and Applications 189

14 Planning for Water Infrastructure 203

15 Water Quality Planning and Management 211

16 Planning for Sociopolitical Goals 223

17 Environmental Planning and Assessment 235

18 Economics of Water Resources Management 241

19 Financing Water Systems and Programs 261

20 Water Laws, Conflicts, Litigation, and Regulation 289

21 Flooding, Stormwater, and Dam Safety: Risks and Laws 309

22 Water Security: Natural and Human-Caused Hazards 319

23 Integrated Water Resources Management 331

24 Careers in Water Resources Management 345


Appendix A Units, Conversion Factors, and Water Properties 355

Appendix B Acronyms and Abbreviations 361

Appendix C Associations, Federal Agencies, and Other Stakeholders of the Water Industry 367

Appendix D Water Journals 373

Appendix E Glossary of Water Management Terms 377

Index 395
Neil S. Grigg, PhD, PE, is a Professor and former Head of the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at Colorado State University, where he has also been Water ­Institute Director. He has over 50 years' experience in the fields of infrastructure engineering and ­management, water resource engineering, urban water systems, and the public administration of ­infrastructure facilities.

N. S. Grigg, Colorado State University, Fort Collins