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Coastal Reservoir Technology and Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323907903

Coastal Reservoir Technology and Applications

1st Edition

Author: Shu-Qing Yang
Paperback ISBN: 9780323907903
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st January 2022
Page Count: 350
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Coastal Reservoir Technology and Applications reviews modes of water resources development in history, along with current problems and reasons. Sections discuss the definition of coastal reservoirs, classifications and applications and the SPP/downstream water management strategy. Other chapters analyze water crisis in every continent, along with a possible coastal reservoir for each major river suggested. Without freshwater, no one can survive. 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 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 conserve the precious clean freshwater in seawater environments.

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 global coverage, including case studies where this technology has been implemented
  • Authored by the world expert on Coastal Reservoirs, developed by the author's patent


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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 World Water Crisis and Possible Solutions
1. The world’s Freshwater Resources;
2. A short history of water resources development;
1.2.1 Groundwater development
1.2.2 Surface Water Development
3. A short history of dam construction
1.3.1 Number of dams and height
1.3.2 Eastern Dam versus Western Dam
4. Water Crisis and Why?
1.4.1 Floods (too much):
1.4.2 Pollution (too dirty and too turbid):
1.4.3 Water Scarcity (too little) and its measurement:
1.4.4 More Inland dams in future and soft path always effective?
1.4.5 Are Newater (wastewater reuse) and desalination solutions?

Chapter 2 Coastal Reservoir’s classification and its potential applications?
2.1 Coastal reservoir, its definition and classification
2.1.1 Definition of coastal reservoir
2.1.2 1st and 2nd generation of coastal reservoirs
2.2 Principles for coastal reservoir design.
2.2.1 Site selection, reservoir shape and salinity
2.2.2 Design for hydraulic structures, inlets/outlets and water quality management
2.2.3 Improvements of existing coastal reservoirs using the new principles
2.3 Coastal Reservoirs’ sustainability
2.3.1 Constructional and operational costs
2.3.2 Carbon emission
2.3.3 Environmental Impacts
2.3.4 Social Impacts
2.4 Coastal Reservoirs’ Applications
2.4.1 Coastal environmental protection
2.4.2 Solution for food-energy-water nexus
2.5. SPP and high-quality water resources development.

Chapter 3 Oceania Continent: Possible CRs along the East Coast Australia
1, Introduction
2 North-East Coast Division, Australia
2.1. General information
2.2. South-East Queensland Coastal Reservoirs
2.3. North-east Queensland Coastal Reservoirs.
3. South-East Coast Division (New South Wales and Victoria States, Australia).
3.1. General Information
3.2. Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong Region
3.3. Melbourne Region

Chapter 4 Oceania Continent: Possible CRs in other places except East coast of Australia;
1, South Australia Gulf Division/Murray Darling River
1.1. General Information
1.2. Coastal Reservoir in South Australia Gulf
1.3. Coastal Reservoir in Lake Alexandrina, Murray-Darling River mouth
1.4. Downstream water management for Agriculture
2. Other Coastal Drainage Divisions in Australia;
2.1. Tasmania State
2.2. South-west Coastal Division and Indian Ocean Division
2.3. Drainage Division of Timor Sea and Gulf of Carpentaria
3. Water Diversion and Inland Water Resources
3.1. Experience of Existing Water Diversion Schemes
3.2. Water Diversion from Coastal Rivers to Inland Area
4. New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
4.1. New Zealand
4.2. Papua New Guinea Rivers

Chapter 5 Inland China’s Water Crisis and Solutions
1. Introduction
2. South-North Water Diversion Project (SNWDP) and Yellow River;
2.1 General information of SNWD project
2.2 Downstream water management to solve upstream water shortage
2.3 Coastal reservoirs for Northern China
3. SPP for inland floodwater development and pollution control
3.1 SPP for floodwater resources development—Dongting & Poyang Lakes
3.2 SPP for lake’s zero pollution-Taihu Lake
3.3 Productive wetland to pre-treat drinking water
3.4 SPP for clean water development from a polluted waterways
4. Huaihe River Basin’s water solution for Flood Disasters, Droughts and Water Pollutions
4.1 Basic information
4.2 Integral management plan for water quality crisis

Chapter 6 Water Crisis and possible CRs in Northeast Asia
1 Coastal Reservoirs for China’s coastal cities
1.1 Pearl River Delta
1.2 Islands
2 Coastal reservoirs for Korea Peninsula
2.1 General information
2.2 North Korea
2.3 South Korea
3. Coastal reservoirs for Japan’s capital cities
3.1 Basic information
3.2 Possible coastal reservoirs

Chapter 7 Water Crisis and Coastal Reservoirs in South/West Asia
1. Southeast Asia (Mainland)
1.1. Vietnam
1.2. Cambodia
1.3. Thailand
1.4. Myanmar
1.5. West Malaysia
2. Southeast Asia (Islands)
2.1. Singapore;
2.2. Indonesia;
2.3. East Malaysia and Timor-Leste;
2.4. Philippines

Chapter 8 Water Crisis and Possible CRs in South/West Asia
1. South Asia
1.1 Bangladesh;
1.2. Maldives and Sri Lanka;
1.3. India;
1.4. Pakistan
2. West Asia and Central Asia
2.1. Coast countries along Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea;
2.2. Caspian Sea and Central Asia;
2.3. Coast of Black Sea;
2.4. Countries along East Coast of Mediterranean Sea and Aegean sea

Chapter 9 Water Crisis and Possible CRs in North and East Africa
1. Basic information
2. Rivers to the Mediterranean Sea
2.1 Morocco
2.2 Algeria
2.3 Tunisia
2.4 Libya
2.5 Egypt
3. Red Sea and West Bank of the Indian Ocean
3.1 Somalia
3.2 Kenya
3.3 Tanzania
3.4 Mozambique
3.5 Madagascar

Chapter 10 Water Crisis and Possible CRs in South and West Africa
1 Southern Africa
1.1 South Africa
1.2 Cape Town and its water crisis in 2018
1.3 Namibia
2. Rivers Flowing to the Atlantic Ocean, Central West Africa (Angola, Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Cameron);
2.1 Rivers flow to North Atlantic Ocean
2.2 Rivers flow to Gulf of Guinea
2.3 Niger River
3 Central Africa and Congo River
3.1 North Region of Congo River
3.2 the Congo River
3.3 Angola

Chapter 11 Europe Water Crisis and Possible CRs
1 Basic information
2 Mediterranean/Black Sea
2.1 Background
2.2 Greece and Italy
2.3 Spain and France
2.4 Ukraine and Russia
3 Coast of Atlantic Europe
3.1 Background
3.2 Bay of Biscay and Portugal
3.3 North Sea
3.4 Baltic Sea

Chapter 12 America continent’s Water Crisis and Possible CRs
1 South American
1.1 North Coastline
1.2 Brazil
1.3 Southeast
1.4 West
2 Central and Northern America
2.1 Central America
2.2 Mexico
2.3 Unite States
2.4. Canada


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About the Author

Shu-Qing Yang

Shu-Qing Yang obtained his PhD from Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore and he is currently Assoc. Professor in School of Civil, Mining and Environ. Eng., at Univ. of Wollongong, NSW, Australia. Prior to this appointment, he was professor and Chair Professor in Korea Maritime Univ. and South China Univ. 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 Three-gorge-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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