This proceedings volume, with more than 30 chapters, is based on the presentations given at the National Conference on Water Resources and Hydropower (WRHP-2016) and represents the state-of-the-art in water resources in India. It includes experimental investigations, field studies, theoretical developments, numerical methods, as well as engineering achievements in water resources. The contributions are organised under four main topics:
Water Resources and Management: covers the issues related to water resources planning and management, water conservation, flood mitigation, policies and governance, conflict over rivers and planning of groundwater evolution, Assessment of Sedimentation, Surface water quality, Rainfall assessment,
Climate Change and Global Warming: includes chapters on the impact of climate on water resources and groundwater, hydrological impacts of climate change, Ground Water Contaminants, Assessment of Evaporation and evapotranspiration effects on global warming
Hydraulic Structures: presents contributions on fluvial hydraulics,flow through Weirs, Open Channel flow, river flood control, scour and erosion, dam and dowstream block failures and protection, Losses in pipes
By combining these topics, the book provides a valuable resource for practitioners and researchers, including field engineers, academicians, planners, health specialists, disaster managers, decision makers and policy makers engaged in various aspects of water resources and hydropower. The WRHP-2016 was organised in association with the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttrakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited and the Indian Society for Hydraulics, Pune and was held in University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India from June 17-18, 2016.
Dr Vikas Garg is Professor & Head of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies in Dehradun, India. He received his B.E. in CiEngineering, and his M.Tech and Ph.D in Water Resources Engineering.
He is a recipient of the Indian Patent for developing "Multiple Collar Plates: A Composite scour Protection Device" in 2006.
Recently, he received the G M. Nawathe Award for Best Research Paper by the Indian Society for Hydraulics (ISH) at CWPRS Pune. Earlier, he received the G M Nawathe Award from the Indian Society for Hydraulics (ISH) for the Best Research Paper in HYDRO - 2005. He has been honored with the Young Engineer Award by Institution of Engineers (India) in 2008. He has published 40 research papers in National Journals and from International and National Conferences.