water infiltration Books

  • Importance of soil organic matter, (The). Key to drought-resistant soil and sustained food production (English)

    Series: FAO Soils BulletinsSoil organic matter - the product of on-site biological decomposition - affects the chemical and physical properties of the soil and its overall health. Its composition and breakdown rate affect: the soil structure and porosity; the water infiltration rate and moisture holding capacity of soils; the diversity and ...

  • Water's Digital Future: The outlook for monitoring, control and data management systems

    Big data is changing the face of the water industry, and the management of data-driven monitoring and control systems will increasingly infiltrate every part of the water business. Driven by continued water quality regulations and the need to improve process efficiencies and optimise system performance, there has been an increased uptake of ...

  • Biological Soil Crusts

    In arid lands, where vegetation is sparse or absent, the open ground is not bare but generally covered by a community of small, highly specialized organisms. Cyanobacteria, algae, microfungi, lichens, and bryophytes aggregate soil particles to form a coherent skin - the biological soil crust. It stabilizes and protects the soil surface from ...

  • Research Digest - Infiltration vs. Surface Water Discharge: Guidance for Stormwater Managers

    Urban stormwater runoff contributes to the degradation of receiving surface waters and groundwater. This degradation is caused both by the increased flows that result from urbanization (i.e., the conversion of land surfaces from being infiltration zones to impervious zones) and by the pollutants (chemical and microbiological) that are carried by ...

  • Runoff, Infiltration and Subsurface Flow of Water in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions

    This book attempts to describe runoff, infiltration and subsurface flow of water by adopting a holistic approach rather than restricting itself to a particular section of the hydrological cycle. It includes reports on recent studies which have led to a better understanding of a variety of problems prevailing in semi-arid and arid zones. ...

  • Applied Hydrogeophysics

    This book focuses on how hydrogeophysical methods can be applied to solve problems facing environmental engineers, geophysicists, agronomists, hydrologists, soil scientists and hydrogeologists. We present applications of hydrogeophysical methods to the understanding of hydrological processes and environmental problems dealing with the flow of ...

  • Applied Hydrogeophysics

    This book focuses on how hydrogeophysical methods can be applied to solve problems facing environmental engineers, geophysicists, agronomists, hydrologists, soil scientists and hydrogeologists. We present applications of hydrogeophysical methods to the understanding of hydrological processes and environmental problems dealing with the flow of ...

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