Reservoir Management is the indispensable guide to managing all aspects of small to large reservoirs and dams. Reservoir managers now require a wealth of technical, environmental and legal knowledge alongside a background to key aspects of design, as well as safety know-how, in order to successfully manage their assets. There is also a need for reservoir managers to understand not just the technical fundamentals of reservoirs but to understand the impact they can have on the local environment. In this book, Andrew Pepper, with contributions from reservoir experts, covers all of the essential expertise and technical knowledge in one easy-to-read volume written with the practitioner in mind.
The book includes coverage of
- the various functions which reservoirs perform
- roles and responsibilities of all involved in reservoir management
- hydrological and water quality aspects of reservoirs
- physical components and features of dams and reservoirs
- maintaining mechanical and electrical equipment
- ecology, amenity and recreation purposes of reservoirs
- reservoir safety
- incidents and emergencies
- sediment troubleshooting
- reservoir decommissioning.
This book will be an essential purchase for any reservoir manager, as well as for developers and designers looking to exercise good practice for the future management of new reservoirs.
The book is very clear and explains in great detail the process of reservoir management and the law related to reservoirs. It also then details the components of reservoirs and their purpose. The principles of design are also included in the context of understanding the limiting factors. All essential to understanding the dangers associated with this important subject area. I was encouraged by the clear and common sense approach to explaining the subject, in simple language.
Veronica Flint Williams, Environment Agency