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Module Reading List

Water Resource Management, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr Mark Trigg
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to purchase any of these books to complete the module, they are only for further reading, and many are available through the University library.

Twort’s Water Supply, 7th edition

Malcolm J. Brandt, K. Michael Johnson, Andrew J. Elphinston, Don D. Ratnayaka

Comments: Good all round reference for water supply. Chapters 3 and 4 look at water resources.

Integrated Water Resources Management in Practice

Better Water Management for Development

Roberto Lenton (editor), Mike Muller (editor)

Comments: Some useful example of IWRM.

Hydrology in practice, 4th Edition

Elizabeth M. Shaw, Keith J. Beven, Nick A. Chappell, Rob Lamb

Comments: Good practical guidance on applied hydrology.

Practical Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering, 3rd Edition

Melvyn Kay

Comments: Excellent introduction to hydraulics and water resource engineering (see chapters 8 and 9 for WRM)

The United Nations, World Water Development Reports (WWDR)

An annual and thematic report (FREE) that focuses on different strategic water issues each year and aims to provide decision-makers with the tools to implement sustainable use of our water resources.

Download them here:

In particular, see The United Nations World Water Development Report 3: Water in a changing world

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Comments: Excellent set of annual reports capturing an international perspective

Integrated Water Resources Management Reader

UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC)

Comments: List of IWRM reports that might be interesting/useful

Rainfall-Runoff Modelling - The Primer, 2nd Edition

Keith J. Beven

Comments: A good book if you want to get into hydrological modelling for WRM, but might be a bit heavy for a quick introduction.

Water Resources Management

David Stephenson

Comments: A good overview of WRM

Handbook of source yield methodologies

Author Aldrick, J. et. al.

Available on short loan at the University's Laidlaw Library High Demand Collection

Comments: Recommended best practice for water source yield assessment in the UK. Comprehensive and a must if you are in the UK industry. Not an introduction and very expensive.

Water Resources, An Integrated Approach

Joseph Holden (editor)

Comments: An excellent general introduction to ensure you have a good contextual understanding to the many inter-related aspects of water resource management.

This list was last updated on 05/01/2022