From the Back Cover
A useful, interdisciplinary engineering approach to urban hydrology
Urban Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Stormwater Quality offers a unique, integrated engineering approach to controlling and managing the water resources of cities and urban communities. By addressing hydrologic analysis in the urban environment, using physically based methods, and focusing on stormwater quality, this interdisciplinary approach presents all aspects of urban hydrology more closely aligned to real-world practice than traditional hydrology books.
With an emphasis on application, this cutting-edge guide thoroughly covers urban watershed management, urban drainage system design, and stormwater quality management, complete with logic-driven questions reinforcing the fundamental, qualitative, quantitative, and extended application concepts discussed in each chapter. Relying heavily on numerical techniques addressed throughout the book, two of the most widely used computer modeling programs in the industry are presented:
- The Corps of Engineers HEC-HMS model
- The Environmental Protection Agency SWMM model
Urban Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Stormwater Quality is a great textbook for students in civil and environmental engineering, as well as a handy resource for professional civil engineers, hydrologists, urban planners, and environmental engineers.
About the Author
A. OSMAN AKAN, PhD, PE, is Professor and current Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He has more than thirty years of teaching, research, and consulting experience in the general field of water resources engineering. His publication record includes Urban Stormwater Hydrology (Wiley), several chapters in design handbooks, and numerous articles in scholarly journals.
ROBERT J. HOUGHTALEN, PhD, is Professor and Head of the Civil Engineering Department at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. During his thirty years of experience in water resources, his publishing credits include Fundamentals of Hydraulic Engineering Systems, Third Edition (with Ned H. C. Hwang) and the Federal Highway Administrations Hydraulic Design of Highway Culverts, Second Edition (HDS 5) (with Jerome M. Normann and William J. Johnston). For more than fifteen years, he has taught the EPA-SWMM model and the Corps of Engineers HEC-HMS model in continuing education classes for ASCE.