Book review: Hydrology: Principles and Processes Book review: Hydrology: Principles and Processes

Revered hydrologist, Professor Keith Beven, reviews the book Hydrology: Principles and Processes: "an excellent summary of our current understanding of hydrological processes presented in a clear and concise way".

Natural Water Treatment Systems for Safe and Sustainable Water Supply in the Indian Context: Saph Pani Natural Water Treatment Systems for Safe and Sustainable Water Supply in the Indian Context: Saph Pani

ISBN: 9781780408385

eISBN: 9781780408392

Natural Water Treatment Systems for Safe and Sustainable Water Supply in the Indian Context is based on the work from the Saph Pani project (Hindi word meaning potable water). The book aims to study and improve natural water treatment systems, such as River Bank Filtration (RBF), Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), and wetlands in India, building local and European expertise in this field. The project aims to enhance water resources and water supply, particularly in water stressed urban and peri urban areas in different parts of the Indian sub-continent. This project is co-funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework (FP7) scheme of small or medium scale focused research projects for specific cooperation actions (SICA) dedicated to international cooperation partner countries.

Natural Water Treatment Systems for Safe and Sustainable Water Supply in the Indian Context provides: an introduction to the concepts of natural water treatment systems (MAR, RBF, wetlands) at national and international level knowledge of the basics of MAR, RBF and wetlands, methods and hydrogeological characterisation an insight into case studies in India and abroad. This book is a useful resource for teaching at Post Graduate level, for research and professional reference.

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Key Hurricane & Flooding-Related Papers Now Open Access Key Hurricane & Flooding-Related Papers Now Open Access

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, we’ve selected key papers from across our publishing portfolio to make Open Access for the remainder of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. 

Leading Edge Technologies 2017 series: Chongrak Polprasert & Thammarat Koottatep

To celebrate the Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET 2017), we spoke to key authors and editors about the event and exciting technological developments in the field.

Leading Edge Technologies 2017 series: Jiri Wanner

To celebrate the Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET 2017), we spoke to key authors and editors about the event and exciting technological developments in the field.

Leading Edge Technologies 2017 series: Ivan Kozyatnyk

To celebrate the Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET 2017), we spoke to key authors and editors about the event and exciting technological developments in the field.

Special Open Access issue of Hydrology Resarch: sharing insights into river-lake interaction

To celebrate a special Open Access issue of Hydrology Research journal – "Advances in Research on River-Lake Interaction and Impacts"  – issue organiser Qi Zhang discusses the importance of this topic to ongoing research.

Author interview: Mark Robinson and Roy Ward

The co-authors of Hydrology: Principles and Processes explain how their forthcoming book will be an invaluable tool for a variety of students and professionals, establishing a sound understanding of physical and environmental hydrology.

The Zika virus: we should expect more like it! The Zika virus: we should expect more like it!

Robert Armon, author of the comprehensive book: Environmental Aspects of Zoonotic Diseases (2012), sheds light on the global problem of flaviviruses such as Zika. He notes that this recently publicised disease is just one example of many severe viruses that could flourish in the right environmental conditions.

Flood Control and Disaster Management

Flood control refers to all methods used to reduce or prevent the detrimental effects of flood waters (wikipedia). Some of the common techniques used for flood control are installation of rock berms, rock rip-raps, sandbags,  maintaining normal slopes with vegetation or application of soil cements on steeper slopes and construction or expansion of drainage channels. Other methods include levees, dikes, dams, retention or detention basins.  After the Katrina Disaster that happened in 2005, some areas prefer not to have levees as flood controls. Communities preferred improvement of drainage structures with detention basins near the sites. 

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