Hydrology Articles

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Roadmap for Sustainable Water Resources in Southwestern North America

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 8, 2014)

The management of water resources in arid and semiarid areas has long been a challenge, from ancient Mesopotamia to the modern southwestern United States. As our understanding of the hydrological and climatological cycles has improved, and our ability to manipulate the hydrologic cycle has increased, so too have the challenges associated with ...

Assessment of rain-gauge networks using a probabilistic GIS based approach

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 12, 2014)

Rain-gauge networks provide estimates of areal rainfall as a crucial input for hydrological applications. Hence, it is important to quantify the performance of a rain-gauge network and evaluate the contribution of each rain-gauge to the overall accuracy of areal rainfall estimation at basin scale. This paper evaluates the performance and ...

Groundwater recharge and discharge analysis for land use conditions suitable for the hydrology and ecology of semiarid regions

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 12, 2014)

Land use is critical for the hydrology of arid/semiarid regions with fragile/valuable ecosystems. Using Western Jilin as proxy for arid/semiarid, four land use conditions were investigated for the sustainability of fragile/valuable ecosystems – land use conditions for 1930 (pre-development), 2010 (post-development), forestland and ...

An investigation on the effect of geometric shape of streams on stream/ground water interactions and ground water flow

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 12, 2014)

Ground water should be used efficiently and improved for sustainable water management plans. For this purpose, comprehensive ground water flow models are developed incorporating surface/ground water interactions. Typically, these models require a significant amount of hydrological parameters and the sensitivities of these parameters on ...

Leaf area index as a function of precipitation within a hydrological model

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 12, 2014)

The Leaf Area Index (LAI) was derived from the Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) obtained from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data for the years 1982–2004. The NDVI-derived LAI showed a very good agreement (correlation coefficient r up to 0.96) with MODIS LAI. To address the relation between precipitation and ...

Improving the accuracy of a grid-based distributed hydrological model using slope and river length corrections in a large river basin: case Mekong

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 12, 2014)

The effect of the grid cell size on a distributed hydrological model performance was investigated using five grid resolutions (1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 km) in a model for the Mekong Basin in Southeast Asia. Two main factors affecting computation results and related to topography and the grid cell size were identified: the terrain slope decreases and ...

Evapotranspiration estimate from water balance closure using satellite data for the Upper Yangtze River basin

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 12, 2014)

Application of hydrological models for water resources management at large continental river basins is often limited by the scarcity of in situ meteorological forcing data. Remote sensing information provides an alternative to in situ data, with observations that are, in some cases, at higher spatial and temporal resolutions than those available ...

Similarity-based error prediction approach for real-time inflow forecasting

by IWA Publishing  (Aug. 12, 2014)

Regardless of extensive researches on hydrologic forecasting models, the issue of updating the outputs from forecasting models has remained a main challenge. Most of the existing output updating methods are mainly based on the presence of persistence in the errors. This paper presents an alternative approach to updating the outputs from ...

Asian Facility Project - Case Study

by Eijkelkamp Agrisearch Equipment  (Jul. 22, 2014)

Clients Three universities from China: the Xi’an Centre of Geological Survey, China University of Geosciences in Beijing and the Hohai University in Nanjing have set up the Asian Facility Project in cooperation with the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft and Eijkelkamp Agrisearch Equipment. Project name Asian Facility Project ...

Linking the management of urban watersheds with the impacts on the receiving water bodies: the use of flow duration curves

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 16, 2014)

There is growing evidence that changes in the current hydrological behaviour of urbanising catchments are a major source of impacts on the downstream water bodies. However, current flow-rates are rarely considered in studies on urban stormwater management, usually focused on extreme flow-rates. We argue that taking into account receiving water ...

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