Purna Nayak

ScientistNational Institute of Hydrology

Dr Nayak graduated in Civil Engineering from College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar in 1993. He received master degree in Water Resources Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1995. He is working as Scientist at National Institute of Hydrology, Kakinada since 1998. Subsequently, he completed his Doctorate degree from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai in 2008. He is working in the area of surface water modeling using soft computing techniques. His major research contributions include development of models and software tools for hydrologic modeling using fuzzy and neurofuzzy computing techniques. Currently he is doing research on the impact of climate change on water resources. He is acting as Editorial Board member for Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier Sciences.

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Hydrology is the science that deals with the processes governing the depletion and replenishment of water resources of the earth's land areas. The purpose of this book is to put together recent developments on hydrology and water resources engineering. First section covers surface water modeling and second section deals with groundwater modeling. The aim of this book is to focus attention on the management of surface water and groundwater resources. Meeting the challenges and the impact of climate change on water resources is also discussed in the book. Most chapters give insights into the interpretation of field information, development of models, the use of computational models based on analytical and numerical techniques, assessment of model performance and the use of these models for predictive purposes. It is written for the practicing professionals and students, mathematical modelers, hydrogeologists and water resources specialists.

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