© 1996

Environmental Hydraulics

  • Vijay P. Singh
  • Willi H. Hager

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. V. P. Singh, W. H. Hager
    Pages 1-5
  3. W. D. Baines, Vincent H. Chu
    Pages 7-61
  4. P. J. W. Roberts
    Pages 63-110
  5. Edward R. Holley
    Pages 111-151
  6. Ashish J. Mehta
    Pages 153-187
  7. Midhat Hondzo, Heinz G. Stefan
    Pages 189-218
  8. Q. Cheng, X. Zhang, A. James
    Pages 219-244
  9. C. Gandolfi, A. Kraszewski, R. Soncini Sessa
    Pages 245-288
  10. P. D. Scarlatos
    Pages 289-348
  11. P. D. Scarlatos
    Pages 349-397
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 399-418

About this book


Triggerd primarily byill effects of polluted air, soil and water resources on living species, public concern for environmental quality has been growing during the past four decades or so. One manifestation of this concern is found in occurrence of public debates as well as in the demand for full environmental impact assessment before a water-resources project is approved. Engineering soundness and economic feasibility are no longer sufficient criteria for construction of hydraulic works. As a result, environmental considerations have become very much a part of hydraulic analyses. In response to growing environmental concerns, the field of hydraulics has expanded and a new branch, called Environmental Hydraulics, has emerged. The focus of this branch is on hydraulic analyses of those environmental issues that are important for protection, restoration, and managementof environmental quality. The motivation for this book grew out of the desire to provide a hydraulic discussion of some of the key environmental issues.It is hoped that the book would serve to stimulate others to write more comprehensive texts on this subject of growing importance.


ecology environment hydraulics hydrodynamics transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay P. Singh
    • 1
  • Willi H. Hager
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and GlaciologySwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZürichSwitzerland

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