Coastal Reservoir Technology and Applications

Coastal Reservoir Technology and Applications

1st Edition - February 17, 2022

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  • Author: Shu-Qing Yang
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323907903
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323911184

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Coastal Reservoir Technology and Applications presents the analyses showing that the world is not running out of water, but water is running out of river mouths—we need to work to harness this resource. Compared with inland water storages and desalination technology, coastal reservoirs are a nature-based water solution without disturbing the environment. This book mainly answers the questions of what the coastal reservoir technology is, where we should construct coastal reservoirs, and how to supply sufficient, high-quality and affordable water to the world with minimum environmental/social impacts. Chapter 1 reviews modes of water resources development in the history along with current problems and reasons. Chapter 2 discusses the definition of coastal reservoirs, its classifications and applications, and the SPP/downstream water management strategy. Other chapters analyse water crisis in every continent, as well as their water solutions. The possible coastal reservoir for each major river is suggested as well. Without freshwater, no one can survive. Likewise, without sufficient, high-quality and affordable freshwater, no community can achieve sustainable development. However, water is also a killer when it is too much (floods), too dirty (pollution), and too turbid. Different from other books, this resource shows how to solve these water problems. Coastal reservoirs and SPP strategy are suggested to develop floodwater in a safe way in coastal and inland regions, respectively. Solution of water-food-energy-ecosystem nexus needs a paradigm shift from upstream to downstream water management, i.e., from mountainous dams to coastal reservoirs, which conserves the precious, clean freshwater in seawater environment.

Key Features

    • Provides an analysis of every large river in the world to help users determine the feasibility of using a coastal reservoir in each location
    • Presents a global coverage, including case studies where this technology has already been implemented
    • Authored by a world expert on coastal reservoirs, with several patents in the area

    Readership

    Academics and water resources managers and water engineers. Academics and researchers in Agriculture and Energy

    Table of Contents

    • Cover
    • Title page
    • Table of Contents
    • Copyright
    • About the author
    • About the book
    • Chapter 1: World water crisis and possible solutions
    • Abstract
    • 1: Water cycle or natural desalination process
    • 2: Water resources availability
    • 3: Short history of dam construction
    • 4: Water crisis and why?
    • References
    • Chapter 2: Coastal reservoirs’ design and applications
    • Abstract
    • 1: Coastal reservoir, its definition and classification
    • 2: Principles for coastal reservoir design
    • 3: Coastal reservoirs’ sustainability
    • 4: Other applications of coastal reservoirs
    • References
    • Chapter 3: Possible coastal reservoirs along Australia Pacific Coast
    • Abstract
    • 1: Introduction
    • 2: Northeast coast division, Australia
    • 3: Southeast coast division (New South Wales and Victoria states, Australia)
    • References
    • Chapter 4: Why downstream water management can increase environmental flow and irrigated water? Examples from Australia
    • Abstract
    • 1: South Australia Gulf Division/Murray Darling River
    • 2: Other coastal drainage divisions in Australia
    • 3: Water diversion and inland water supply
    • 4: New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
    • References
    • Chapter 5: Water solutions for large river basins in China
    • Abstract
    • 1: Introduction
    • 2: South-North water diversion project (SNWDP) and Yellow River
    • 3: SPP strategy and its applications
    • 4: Huai River Basin's water solution for flood disasters, droughts and water pollutions
    • References
    • Chapter 6: Possible coastal reservoirs for Northeast Asia
    • Abstract
    • 1: Coastal reservoirs for China's coastal cities
    • 2: Coastal reservoirs for Korea Peninsula
    • 3: Coastal reservoirs for Japan's capital cities
    • References
    • Further reading
    • Chapter 7: Water crisis and possible CRs in Southeast Asia
    • Abstract
    • 1: Southeast Asia (Mainland)
    • 2: Southeast Asia (Islands)
    • References
    • Chapter 8: Water crisis and possible CRs in South/West Asia
    • Abstract
    • 1: South Asia
    • 2: West Asia and Central Asia
    • References
    • Chapter 9: Water crisis and possible CRs in North and East Africa
    • Abstract
    • 1: Basic information
    • 2: Rivers to the Mediterranean Sea
    • 3: Red Sea and West Bank of the Indian Ocean
    • References
    • Chapter 10: Water crisis and possible CRs in South and West Africa
    • Abstract
    • 1: Southern Africa
    • 2: Rivers flowing to the Atlantic Ocean from Northwest Africa
    • 3: Central Africa and Congo River
    • References
    • Chapter 11: Europe water crisis and possible CRs
    • Abstract
    • 1: Basic information
    • 2: Rivers to Mediterranean/Black Sea
    • 3: Coast of Atlantic Europe
    • References
    • Chapter 12: Water crisis in American continent and possible CRs
    • Abstract
    • 1: Basic information
    • 2: South American
    • 3: Central and Northern America
    • References
    • Appendix
    • 1: Selected land-based water storages
    • 2: Selected sea-based water storages
    • 3: Selected water diversion projects
    • 4: Useful technologies for coastal reservoirs
    • Index

    Product details

    • No. of pages: 652
    • Language: English
    • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
    • Published: February 17, 2022
    • Imprint: Elsevier
    • Paperback ISBN: 9780323907903
    • eBook ISBN: 9780323911184

    About the Author

    Shu-Qing Yang

    Shu-Qing Yang obtained his PhD from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and is currently Associate Professor in the School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia. Prior to this appointment, he was Professor and Chair Professor in Korea Maritime University and South China University of Technology, respectively. His research interests include fluid mechanics, hydraulics, sediment transport, drag-reduction with polymer additives, and water resources engineering. He was a chief investigator for sedimentation problems in the Three Gorges Dam, one of the largest dams in the world. He also helped the initiation of coastal reservoirs in many countries including Shanghai, China—one of the megacities with severe water shortage caused by pollution.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Professor, School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia

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