In this monthly update we will give you an overview of the best and most recent published books relevant to the civil engineering industry.Now introducing you to the top 4 latest releases in January 2021 which are related to a variety of  topics such as: fluid mechanics, water harvesting, water Resources, and Hydraulics.



Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water Resources for Civil Engineers



Amithirigala Widhanelage Jayawardena



Water is one of the main discussions in the civil engineering industry which is involved in other topics such as fluid mechanics, hydraulics and hydrology.Despite fluid mechanics provides the scientific and mathematical basis of hydraulics and hydrology, it needs to be integrated with experimental and practical content to create a deep knowledge necessary for water resources studies and management.

the purpose of “Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water Resources for Civil Engineers” is to assimilate these basis topics into a single source of knowledge.The content of this book refers to the theory and practical applications (i.e., engineering fluid mechanics practices) and also includes a comprehensive reference for further guidance and studies.

According to the authors purpose and book content it could be said that this is the best book for fluid mechanics for civil engineers and thus reading this valuable book is advised to those who are working within the water projects sector and would like to be informed about the latest updates in this area as well as improving their scientific, practical and professional skills.

Overall, this book is a unique source for fluid mechanics, water engineering, and hydrology studies and is highly recommended to the civil engineering students and those who work or study within this or other relevant sectors.



1.Historical Development of the Science of Water
2.Fluid Statics
3.Fluid Kinematics
5.Governing Equations of Fluid Motion
6.Ideal Fluid Flow
7.Viscousfluid Flow- boundary
8.Dimensional Analysis
9.Fluid Flow Measurements
10.Pipe Flow
11.Pipe Networks
12.Fluid Machinery
13.. Applications of Basic Fluid Flow Equations
15.Turbulence Modelling
16.Computational Fluid Dynamics
17.Open Chanel Flow
18.Gradually Varied Flow in Open Channels
19.Rapidly Varying Flows
20.Hydraulics of Alluvial Chapels
Channel Stability Analysis
22.Sediment Transport and Deposition
23.Environmental Hydraulics
24.Major Hydraulic Structures in the World
25.Hydrological Cycle
28.EvaPoration and Evaporation and Evapo-transpiration+
31.Analysis and Presentation of Rainfall Data
32.Unit Hydrograph Methods
33.Rainfall-runoff Modelling
34.Flood Routing
35.Flow Through Saturated Porous Media
36.Statistical Methods in Hydrology
37.Systems Theory Approach to Hydrological Modelling
38.Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
39.Water- state of the Resource
40.Sources and Demand for Water
41.Challenge in Coping with Water Problems



Fluid Mechanics: Problem Solving Using MATLAB



Komaragiri Srinivasa Raju (author) & Dasika Nagesh Kumar



During the years numerous experts have published a variety of books about the fluid mechanics topic with a strong theoretical nature, and so the purpose of this book was to introduce a new work in line with the latest developments within this field such as “development an increasing of computing facilities and availability of MATLAB and other software tools”.

Therefore, based on what was said, the subject is transforming into computing perspective and this is something which needs to be considered. Surely this new aspect will be very beneficial for the new generation of students.

This book is an effort to tackle the subject in MATLAB environment and consists of sixteen chapters.Taking a look at the book’s content shows that “Fluid Mechanics: Problem Solving Using Matlab “is indeed a very useful and efficient source for undergraduate students which can be used as a reliable source of study and referencing.

Handbook of Water Harvesting and Conservation: Basic Concepts and Fundamentals



Saeid Eslamian & Faezeh Eslamian (Editor)



Water harvesting is an important potence which has been used during the prolong years and is seen as an efficient way to tackle with water deficit and drought in the world; but nowadays researchers and experts have aimed to figure out how this element could be further-developed and used with respect to the sustainable development criteria.

This hand book has written by a group of eighty-four international experts in this area and includes thirty chapter which describes and critics water harvesting’s oncepts.According to the world water crisis and necessity of smart management and harvesting of water resources, “Handbook of Water Harvesting and Conservation: Basic Concepts and Fundamentals” is a very unique and valuable source and reference in water harvesting subject that has been ever released.

This had book is a very powerful tool for:

Education, research and technical works in the areas of soil, water, and watershed management and is highly useful for drought strategy planning, flood management, and developing techniques to adapt to climate change in urban, agricultural, forest, and rangeland areas.



Part A: Concepts and STA: Concepts and Standards for a Secure Water Harvesting

1.Concept and Technology of Rainwater Harvesting
2.Rainwater Harvesting: Recent Developments and Contemporary Measures
3.Standards for Rainwater Catchment Design
4.Water Security Using Rainwater Harvesting

Part B: Water Harvesting Resources

5.Single -family Home and Building Rainwater Harvesting Systems
6.Water Harvesting in Farmlands
7.Rainwater Harvesting for Livestock
8.Road Water Harvesting

Part C: Hydro informatic and Water Harvesting

9.Application of RS and GIS for Locating Rainwater Harvesting Structure Systems
10.Information Technology in Water Harvesting
11.Global Satellite-hased Precipitation Products
12.Risk Analysis of Water Harvesting Systems

Part D: Hydrological Aspects of Water Harvesting

13.Return Period Determination for Rainwater
14.Rainwater Harvesting Impact on Urban Groundwater
15.Effects of Water Harvesting Techniques on Sedimentation

Part E: Hydrometeorological Water Harvesting

16.Principles and Applications of Atmospheric Water Harvesting
17.Dew Harvesting on High Emissive Natural
18.Atmospheric Water Harvesting Using Waste Harvesting Systems
Part F: Environmental Aspects of Water Harvesting
19.Treatment Techniques in Water Harvesting
20.Water Recycling from Palm Oil Mill Effluent

Part G: Green Water Harvesting

21.Wegetation Advantages for Water and Soil Conservation
22.Water Harvesting in Forests: An Important Step in Water-Food-energy Nexus
23.Rainwater and Green Roofs
24.Green Landscaping and Plant Production with Water Harvesting Solutions

Part H: Reliable Rainwater Harvesting and Storage Systems

25.Comparing Rainwater Storage Options
26.Rainwater Harvesting Storage Yield Reliability Relationships
27.Towards Developing Generalized Equations for Calculation Potential Rainwater Savings

Part I: Sustainable Water Harvesting and Conservation in a Changing Climate

28.Water Harvesting
29.Water Harvesting and Sustainable Tourism
30.Rainwater Harvesting Policy Issues in the MENA Region: Lessons Learned challenges and sustainable

Water Resources and Hydraulics



Xixi Wang



This exciting new textbook introduces the concepts and tools that are believed to be essential for undergraduate students as it aims to improve their understanding of both hydrologic analysis and hydraulic design.

One of the brilliant features of this book are use of wide range of examples and scenario problems which have been carefully selected and well-explained in a step-by-step guide which thus allows the students to follow along and gain a decent level of understanding about the key principles and concepts.

Surely “Water Resources and Hydraulics” is a valuable resource for the students in civil, water resources, and environmental engineering areas as well as researchers, consultants, and managers who are working within the relevant areas.