"Urban Hydrology" is the study of the natural and man-made cycles that water follows as it is deposited in and on any urbanized, built-up area, with its usual characteristics of paved surfaces, non-point pollution from run-off and unique sewer and storm water distribution systems. The point of this discipline is to better understand the behavior of water in the urban setting and to be better able to model its patterns of movement and environmental behavior so as to in turn better design the systems meant to accommodate and carry this water.
• Rainfall for Designing Urban Drainage Systems.
• Rainfall Excess Calculations.
• Rainfall Excess and Open-Channel Flow in Urban Watersheds.
• Calculation of Runoff Rates from Urban Watersheds.
• Storm water Drainage Structures.
• Storm water Detention for Quantity Management.
• Urban Storm water Pollution.
• Best Management Practices for Urban Storm water Quality Control.
• Urban Storm water Computer Models: HEC-HMS and EPA-SWMM.
First truly integrated and interdisciplinary textbook on urban hydrology. Fully supported with classroom exercises, study questions and a solutions manual available for faculty.
Osman Akan is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as over 100 proceedings papers and official reports.
Robert J. Houghtalen is a Professor and the Head of the Civil Engineering Department at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, in Terre Haute, Indiana. He has published widely in civil and environ-mental engineering journals and he co-authored a text on Fundamentals of Hydraulic Engineering Systems, published by Prentice-Hall.