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 | Post date: 2019/09/22 | 
According to the Amirkabir branch of the Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR) the book “hydrology” by Madan Mohan Das and Mimi Das Saikia and translated by Dr. Alireza N. Shahbazi, Dr. Davood Khodadadi and Dr. Aslan Agdarnejhad was printed by AUT’s ACECR branch.
In the prefaces of this book it is said that the word hydrology is made of two phrases, hydro meaning water and logy meaning to know/study. In essence hydrology is a study of earth’s water and discusses matters like its creation, circulation and distribution of water in nature its chemical and physical properties and its relation to living beings. Hydrology is inclusive of all things water. Historically our first experiences with hydrology were done by the Sumerians and Egyptians with dams being built on the Nile as far back as 4000 years B.C, some similar activities are also recorded in china. From the dawn of time to about the 1400s various philosophers and scientists including Homer, Thales, Plato, Aristotle and Pliny has proposed many theories about hydrology and with time this philosophy changed into science. As civilizations progressed so did their ways of using water, water was now being used for agriculture, industries and most importantly energy generation whereas today good access to clean water at any time and any place is the goal in mind and shortage of water is seen as an obstacle to progression and advancement, that is why today huge financial investments are made to progress water related industries like dam building, irrigation systems, watershed management, flood management and groundwater recharge. Annually 110000 cubic kilometers of water fall on to land through precipitation where 70000 cubic kilometers are evaporated, the difference in these numbers is 40000 cubic kilometers which make up a replenishable water source. The amount of renewable water for each person 7400 cubic meters per year globally. But this is not evenly distributed. Experts have declared 1000 cubic meters of water for a person each year as a threshold for a country’s deficit of water. This figure is 30 in Egypt 40 in Qatar 160 in Libya and 140 cubic meters in Saudi arabia per person annually. In Iran the annual water usage per person is estimated to be 1300 cubic meters per year. One of the ways of coping with water shortage is by adapting our water habits. We should try to use precipitation, ground water and underground water in the most efficient way possible as to save water and this is possible by knowing the hydrological methods that make it possible. Therefore, the previously mentioned book is a great practical and concise book that explains everything in an academic fashion.
It’s worth noting that this book is written in 15 chapters, 424 pages and costs IRR 300,000 in the book market.
Anyone interested in the book can get it at the AUT ACECR branch near the Hafez street gate or online through this address: jdamirkabir.ac.ir/shop