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Hydrology and Floodplain Analysis (3rd Edition)

Hydrology and Floodplain Analysis (3rd Edition) 



  • Philip B. Bedient
  • Wayne C. Huber


  • Hardcover: 763 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 3 edition (January 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0130322229
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.2 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.85 pounds


Book Info

Offers a clear and up to date presentation of fundamental concepts and design methods required to understand hydrology and floodplain analysis. For engineers and hydrologists.

From the Back Cover

Now in its third edition, Hydrology and Floodplain Analysis continues to offer a clear and up-to-date presentation of the fundamental concepts and design methods required to understand hydrology and floodplain analysis. It addresses the computational emphasis of modern hydrology and provides a balanced approach to important applications in watershed analysis, floodplain computation, flood control, urban hydrology, stormwater design, and computer modeling. Includes HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, and SWMM models plus GIS and radar rainfall. The text is ideal for students taking an undergraduate or graduate course on hydrology, while the practicing engineer should value the book as a modern reference for hydrologic principles, flood frequency analysis, floodplain analysis, computer simulation, and hydrologic storm water design.

About the Author(s)

Philip B. Bedient is the Herman Brown Professor of Engineering, with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX. He received the Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering sciences from the University of Florida, Gainesville. He is a registered professional engineer and teaches and performs research in surface and ground water hydrology and flood prediction systems. He has directed 45 research projects over the past 26 years, and has written over 120 journal articles and conference proceedings over the past 25 years. He has also written four textbooks in the area of surface and groundwater hydrology.

Dr. Bedient has worked on a variety of hydrologic problems, including river basin analyses, major floodplain, studies, groundwater contamination models, and hydrologic/GIS models in water resources. He has been actively involved in developing computer systems for flood prediction and warning, and recently directed the development of a real-time flood alert system (FAS) funded by the Texas Medical Center in Houston. The FAS is based on converting NEXRAD radar data directly to rainfall in a GIS framework, which is then used to predict peak channel flows.

Dr. Bedient has overseen the monitoring, modeling, and remediation at numerous hazardous waste sites, including six Superfund sites, and U.S. Air Force bases in five states. He has extensive experience in contaminant transport at sites impacted with chlorinated solvents and fuels. He has served on two National Academy of Science committees relating to environmental remediation and technology, and has received research funding from the EPA, the U.S. Department of Defense, the State of Texas, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the City of Houston.

Wayne C. Huber is Professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University, Corvallis. His doctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology dealt with thermal stratification in reservoirs, for which he received the Lorenz G. Straub Award from the University of Minnesota and the Hilgard Hydraulic Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is a member of several technical societies and has served several administrative functions within the ASCE. He is the author of over 120 reports and technical papers, is a registered professional engineer, and has served as a consultant on numerous studies done by public agencies and private engineering firms.

Beginning at the University of Florida and continuing at Oregon State University, Dr. Huber’s research has included studies of urban hydrology, stormwater management, nonpoint source runoff, river basin hydrology, lake eutrophication, rainfall statistics, and hydrologic and water quality modeling. He is one of the original authors of the EPA Storm Water Management Model and has helped to maintain and improve the model continuously since 1971. Dr. Huber is an internationally recognized authority on runoff quantity and quality processes in urban areas.

Updated coverage in the third edition includes:

  • Three New Chapters
    • Chapter 1: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Chapter 2: Use of NEXRAD Radar Data
    • Chapter 3: Floodplain Management Issues in Hydrology
  • A new, detailed case study of a complex watershed using GIS linked with radar technology.
  • New tools and technologies used for watershed analysis, hydrologic modeling, and modern floodplain delineation.
  • New examples and homework problems in each chapter.