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Water Resources Engineering (2ND 11 Edition)


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Environmental engineers continue to rely on the leading resource in the field on the principles and practice of water resources engineering. The second edition now provides them with the most up-to-date information along with a remarkable range and depth of coverage. Two new chapters have been added that explore water resources sustainability and water resources management for sustainability. New and updated graphics have also been integrated throughout the chapters to reinforce important concepts. Additional end-of-chapter questions have been added as well to build understanding. Environmental engineers will refer to this text throughout their careers.

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Over the past 34 years, Mays' (civil, environmental, and sustainable engineering, Arizona State U.) impressive career has included teaching at the U. of Texas at Austin and Arizona State U., publishing extensively in professional journals and books, and serving as a consultant to numerous national and international organizations. Suitable for use in first undergraduate courses in hydraulics, hydrology, or water resources engineering and in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in water resources engineering design, his text also provides a resource for engineering professionals. Featuring a remarkable range and depth of coverage, it offers up-to-date information on the water use and water excess management aspects of water resources engineering; water quality management facets are intentionally not covered in depth. The second edition contains two new chapters on water resources sustainability and water resources management for sustainability, as well as 300-plus new problems, and 50-plus new b&w diagrams, maps, and photographs to reinforce important concepts. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Larry W. Mays is Professor in the Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering Group in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Build Environment at Arizona State University (ASU), and former chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Prior to ASU he was Director of the Center for Research in Water Resources at the University of Texas at Austin, where he held an Engineering Foundation-endowed professorship. A registered professional engineer in several states, and a registered professional hydrologist, he has served as a consultant to many national and international Organizations.

Professor Mays has published extensively in refereed journal publications and in the proceedings of national and international conferences. He was the author of the first edition of this book and Optimal Control of Hydrosystems (published by Marcel Dekker), and co-author of Applied Hydrology and Hydrosystems Engineering and Management (both from McGraw-Hill) and Groundwater Hydrology (published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). He was editor-in-chief of Water Resources Handbook, Water Distribution Systems Handbook, Urban Water Supply Management Tools, Stormwater Collection Systems Design Handbook, Urban Water Supply Handbook, Urban Water Resources Sustainability, all published by McGraw-Hill. In addition, he was editor-in-chief of Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution Systems and co-editor of Computer Methods of Free Surface and Pressurized Flow published by McGraw-Hill. In addition, he was editor-in-chief of Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution Systems and co-editor of Computer Methods of Free Surface and Pressurized Flow published by Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Table of Contents

About the Author.



Chapter 1 Introduction.

Chapter 2 Water Resources Sustainability.

Chapter 3 Hydraulic Processes: Flow and Hydrostatic Forces.

Chapter 4 Hydraulic Processes: Pressurized Pipe Flow.

Chapter 5 Hydraulic Processes: Open-Channel Flow.

Chapter 6 Hydraulic Processes: Groundwater Flow.

Chapter 7 Hydrologic Processes.

Chapter 8 Surface Runoff.

Chapter 9 Reservoir and Stream Flow Routing.

Chapter 10 Probability, Risk, and Uncertainty Analysis for Hydrologic and Hydraulic Design.

Chapter 11 Water Withdrawals and Uses.

Chapter 12 Water Distribution.

Chapter 13 Water for Hydroelectric Generation.

Chapter 14 Flood Control.

Chapter 15 Stormwater Control: Storm Sewers and Detention.

Chapter 16 Stormwater Control: Street and Highway Drainage and Culverts.

Chapter 17 Design of Spillways and Energy Dissipation for Flood Control Storage and Conveyance Systems.

Chapter 18 Sedimentation and Erosion Hydraulics.

Chapter 19 Water Resources Management for Sustainability.

Appendix A Newton–Raphson Method.

Finding the Root for a Single Nonlinear Equation.

Application to Solve Manning's Equation for Normal Depth.

Finding the Roots of a System of Nonlinear Equations.


Product Details

Mays, Larry W.
John Wiley & Sons
Hydraulic engineering
Environmental - Water Supply
Engineering - Civil
Environmental Engineering-Water Supply
Hydrology (Civil Engineering)
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254 x 211 x 36.7 mm 56.8 oz

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