Water Engineering with the Spreadsheet: A Workbook for Water Resources Calculations Using Excel presents more than 90 problems, from easy to difficult, in the areas of fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, and stormwater management. The accompanying unlocked spreadsheets are used to solve the problems and provide hands-on experience with Excel. Ashok Pandit, Ph.D., P.E., has been employing spreadsheets in the classroom and in practice for more than 20 years. Used as a supplement to undergraduate and graduate texts and lectures, Pandit's book will help students gain a solid foundation in using spreadsheets for applications in water engineering. Topics include: force calculations under static and dynamic conditions, pipe design, and pipe network analysis; open channel flow; normal and critical depth calculations; channel designs and transitions; lake evaporation; unit hydrographs and S-hydrographs; convolution and deconvolution; reservoir and channel routing; and analysis and design of stormwater management systems for land development, including retention/detention basins and storm sewers. Pandit provides background information, helpful hints, assumptions, equations to be used, solutions, and a what-if analysis to provide an in-depth examination of the problem. Advanced features of Excel spreadsheets, such as Goal Seek, Circulation Cells, and Trendlines, are explored. Students will find this book an excellent preparation for the fundamentals of engineering or professional engineering exams. Practitioners may also find this a convenient collection of ready-to-use spreadsheets for a professional practice.
Water conflicts in India have now percolated to every level. They are aggravated by the relative paucity of frameworks, policies and mechanisms to govern the use of water resources. Based on the premise that understanding and documenting different types of water conflict cases in all their complexity would contribute to informed public debate and facilitate their resolution, Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India, a collaborative initiative of the WWF project a Dialogue on Water, Food and Environmenta (TM), documented a number of such case studies.
One of its kind in India, this book brings together an impressive sixty-three case studies a " summarized status of the conflicts, the issues involved and their current position a " and gives us a glimpse into a the million revoltsa (TM) that are brewing around water. While recognizing that each conflict is a microcosm of wider conflicts, the editors have classified these cases into eight broad themes that try to capture the dominant aspect of the conflict. These are: contending water uses; dams and displacement; equity-access-allocations; micro-level conflicts; water quality; trans-boundary conflicts; privatization; sand excavation and mining.
With a mix of academics and activists as contributors, the book makes an important contribution to a new discourse on water in general, and water conflicts and conflict resolution in particular.
This book introduces the idea that ethics are an intrinsic dimension of any water policy, program, or practice, and that understanding what ethics are being acted out in water policies is fundamental to an understanding of water resource management. Thus in controversies or conflicts over water resource allocation and use, an examination of ethics can help clarify the positions of conflicting parties as preparation for constructive negotiations.
The author shows the benefits of exposing tacit values and motivations and subjecting these to explicit public scrutiny where the values themselves can be debated. The aim of such a process is to create the proverbial 'level playing field', where values favoring environmental sustainability are considered in relation to values favoring short-term exploitation for quick economic stimulus (the current problem) or quick protection from water disasters (through infrastructure which science suggests is not sustainable).
The book shows how new technologies, such as drip irrigation, or governance structures, such as river basin organizations are neither "good" nor "bad" in their own right, but can serve a range of interests which are guided by ethics. A new ethic of coexistence and synergies with nature is possible, but ultimately depends not on science, law, or finances but on the values we choose to adopt. The book includes a wide range of case studies from countries including Australia, India, Philippines, South Africa and USA. These cover various contexts including water for agriculture, urban, domestic and industrial use, the rights of indigenous people and river, watershed and ecosystem management.
Engineers design dams to help solve the challenges of providing drinking water and electricity to people's homes. Young readers will learn about the steps in the engineering design process and see what materials are used in construction to make dams strong enough to hold up against the strong forces of water, weather, and natural disasters. A link to interactive activities online plus an activity in the book allow readers to create stable dams.
species offreshwater fish in Pennsylvania. Whether redbreast sunfish in the east, ancient lake sturgeon in the west, or any number of colorful sunfishes from ponds and creeks in between, this guide describes any species likely to be caught by hook-and-line.The noted diagnostic characteristics and beautiful color illustrations will prove an indispensable aid for identification. Included are notes on preferred habitat and favorite baits for landing each species. This 12-panel guide conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glovebox, or tackle box yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use durable lamination also makes it waterproof
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