NIT Hamirpur Syllabus Water Resource Engineering




1. Water Resources: Surface and Ground water resources: its geographic distribution within India.

Water resources development projects – purposes and planning strategies. Intra? and Inter?basin

development concepts. Single?  and Multi?purpose projects; Storage and Diversion schemes;

Conjunctive use of surface and ground water.

2. Stormwater Management & Frequency Analysis: Urban Hydrology; Quantity and Quality

Management, Issues; Detention and Retention systems, Histograms; Risk and Reliability;

Frequency Distributions; Estimation of Extreme Events

3. Hydraulics of alluvial rivers: regimes and morphology. Critical tractive force and resistance

relations. Suspended, Bed and Total loads. Meandering, Braiding, Aggradation and Degradation.

Routing of floods – reservoir and channel routing. Flood frequency studies, Flood forecasting  

4. Managing our water resources: Erosion control and watershed development: their benefit

towards conservation of national water wealth. Rain water harnessing and recharge of ground

water: role of society and people’s participation for sustainable water resource development.

Mitigation strategies for flood damage: structural and non?structural measures. water

distribution: Delivery strategies, Command Area Development, System of regulation and control

of canal water, Outlets (modules), Assessment of canal revenue. Economics of water resources



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3. Viessman, Knapp, Lewis and Harbaugh, Introduction to Hydrology, 3


Edition, Harper and Row

Publishers, 1989.

4. Ponce, Victor Miguel, Engineering Hydrology: Principles and Practices, Prentice?Hall, Inc.,

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