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Course Name Water Resources System Planning and Design
Course Code 15CVL458
Program B. Tech. in Civil Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Water systems engineering – scope and approach. Issues and the systems planning approach – water system dynamics – water resource development alternatives – Water systems planning objectives – Constraints and Criteria – Economic and Econometric principles.

Hydrologic input analysis, Demand analysis, System elements & Subsystem planning – Stochastic planning and management – Design and management issues.

Unit 2

Optimization methods and their application in water resource systems. Linear programming and Dynamic programming models. Problem formulation for W. R systems – Multi-objective planning – Large scale system analysis – Case studies.

Unit 3

Ground water system planning – Conjunctive surface and G. W development – Hierarchical approach – Water quality management planning – Regional planning – Policy issues.

Text Books


  • S K Jain and V P Singh, “Water Resources Systems Planning and Management”, Elsevier Science, 2003
  • Maass. A., “Design of Water Resources Systems”, Harvard University Press 2013.
  • M. C. Chathurvedi, “Water Resources Systems: Planning & Management”, Tata McGraw Hill Publications, 1987.
  • Louks D P, “Water Resources System Planning & Analysis”, Prentice Hall, 1981.
  • Goodman. A. S. and Major D. C.,“Principles of Water Resources Planning”, Prentice Hall, 1984.

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