Hydrological Systems Modeling is a component of Encyclopedia of Water Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
This 2-volume set contains several chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, applications and extensive illustrations. It carries state-of-the-art knowledge in the fields of Hydrological Systems Modeling and is aimed, by virtue of the several applications, at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.
Lev S. Kuchment has held the position of Head of the Laboratory of the Hydrological Cycle at the Water Problems Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, since 1977. Professor Kuchment is the author of 170scientific publications, including seven books. He is an expert in the modeling of hydrological processes and application of these models in hydrological forecasting and design. His research interests have included: unsteady flow in river channels, snow cover formation; heat and moisture transfer in soil; evapotranspiration; overland, subsurface and groundwater flow; interaction of surface water and groundwater; water quality formation; the hydrological cycle as a whole. He has also dealt with estimation of human induced changes of the hydrological cycle and possible hydrological impacts of global climate change. In recent years, his main research fields are risk assessment of catastrophic floods
Vijay P. Singh, holds the Arthur K. Barton Endowed Professorship in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is Coordinator of Water Resources Program at Louisiana State University. He has B. S., M. S., Ph. D. and D.Sc. degrees in engineering, and has had more than 30 years of experience in teaching, research and public service. He has published more than 12 books, edited 42 books and authored more than 400 journal articles, 220 conference proceedings papers and 70 technical bulletins in hydrology, hydraulics, irrigation engineering, environmental engineering, and water resources. He serves as editor-in-chief of ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, editor-in-Chief of Water Science and Technology Library Book series and associate editor on 14 editorial boards. He has received more than 42 national and international awards for his pioneering contributions and professional service. His areas of specialty include surface water hydrology, entropy theory, agricultural irrigation, watershed hydraulics, water quality hydrology, and mathematical and probabilistic modeling