Water Resources Systems Planning and Management

An introduction to methods, models and applications

New technologies, applications, execises and graphics

This book introduces the use of quantitative methods for identifying and evaluating alternative water resources management plans and policies. It can serve water resources engineers and planners as a useful guide. It presents ways of obtaining useful information for managing the world’s vital water resources.

The book builds on ‘Water Resources Systems Planning and Analysis’ by Loucks, Stedinger and Haith, published by Prentice Hall in 1981. It not only rigorously updates this text, but it also introduces new modelling methods and case studies. The graphics presented are innovative and in colour. The enclosed CD contains exercises, software and copies of all the figures and tables for use in presentations.


Daniel P. Loucks, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University in the US. Loucks has been actively involved in both the development and application of water resources models for over four decades. As a consultant, he has advised leaders of regional water resources planning, development and management projects in five continents.

Eelco van Beek, Water resources specialist at the Department of Sustainable Use of Water and Soil at Deltares, the Netherlands. Prof. van Beek has been involved in river basin planning and management projects all over the world for over three decades. He is an expert in model software development and use. As a professor he teaches integrated water resources management at the Technical University of Twente, The Netherlands.

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