Surface water flooding has become more common due to the increased area of land which is hard surfaced for example new housing or business developments and block paved or tarmacked front gardens. Water planner can achieve a better management through basin- wide strategies that include integrated utilization of surface and groundwater to raises the overall productivity of irrigation systems, extends the area effectively commanded, helps in preventing water logging and can reduce drainage needs. Surface water management plans aims to investigate local flooding issues such as flooding from sewers, drains, groundwater, and runoff from land, small watercourses and ditches that occurs as a result of heavy rainfall.
Sustainable Surface Water Management covers on water quality protection for the community by implementing programs to reduce pollution in our rivers, streams and wetlands caused by urban storm water runoff. It includes interaction between surface water and groundwater through groundwater recharge, hydrological cycle, water balance components etc. Water quality trading is a sustainable framework for surface water quality management. It uses discharge permits to reduce the total treatment costs. Chapters are included to cover surface water status, practical considerations for reducing public health risk, conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater for sustainable water management, a macro approach to analyzing water resource issues under changing situations, and more. An assortment of diverse topics in the field of water quality modeling, statistical evaluation and guidelines pertaining to the best management practices in different locations around the world is given. The contributions from outstanding scientists and experts provide detailed information about different topics and give a general overview of the current issues in water management. The book covers a wide range of current concerns, reflecting on current problems and signifying the intricacy of water management.