8 Best Books on Drainage Engineering

We have compiled a list of the Best Reference Books on Drainage Engineering, which are used by students of top universities, and colleges. This will help you choose the right book depending on if you are a beginner or an expert. Here is the complete list of Drainage Engineering Books with their authors, publishers, and an unbiased review of them as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase them. If permissible, you can also download the free PDF books on Drainage Engineering below.

1."Agricultural Drainage Engineering" by H V Parmar
“Agricultural Drainage Engineering” by H V Parmar Book Review: This book addresses various aspects of Agricultural Engineering, including seepage management, waste analysis, salt balance, surface and subsurface drainage systems, land reclamation, and design and installation of drainage systems. It aims to enhance the skills and understanding of Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) students, research scholars, and professionals in the field of Agricultural Engineering.

2."Design Guidelines for Subsurface Roadway Drainage Systems" by Zahran El-Said Mamdouh Mahmoud
“Design Guidelines for Subsurface Roadway Drainage Systems” by Zahran El-Said Mamdouh Mahmoud Book Review: This book focuses on addressing the issue of poor drainage in asphalt pavements and its impact on pavement distress. Its main objective is to provide guidelines for selecting appropriate design parameters for subsurface roadway drainage systems. The book achieves this by conducting a thorough investigation of various roadway cross-section configurations using computer modeling techniques. By evaluating the hydraulic conditions under different design alternatives, the book determines the optimal parameters for each drainage system design. To simulate the groundwater flow, a microscopic groundwater flow model is developed using Processing Modflow. The book also includes a cost analysis comparing undrained and drained roadway cross-sections, taking into account different configurations of the roadway and drainage system.

3."Drainage Engineering" by Daniel William Murphy
“Drainage Engineering” by Daniel William Murphy Book Review: This book is a comprehensive guide to the principles and practices of drainage engineering. The book is divided into 14 chapters covering topics such as surface drainage, subsurface drainage, groundwater, hydraulic structures, drainage system design, and environmental considerations. The author uses a clear and concise writing style, supported by numerous illustrations, to explain key concepts and techniques. The book is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals in the field of civil and environmental engineering. It provides a valuable resource for anyone seeking to gain a thorough understanding of drainage engineering.

4."Drainage Engineering" by J N Luthin
“Water Supply and Urban Drainage Engineering” by Dananto Ulsido Mihret Book Review: This book provides an understanding of methods for demand and population assessment in the human and natural environment, including water requirements for various domestic and non-domestic uses, their temporal and spatial variations, and measurement techniques. It discusses the selection of water sources and evaluation of their capacity and quality, covering surface and subsurface sources identification, selection, engineering, development, and water quality considerations. The last three chapters focus on different types of sewerage systems, including design and layout, sanitation systems, septic tank design, and planning of sewerage projects.

5."Water Supply and Urban Drainage Engineering" by Dananto Ulsido Mihret
“Flood Control and Drainage Engineering” by Ghosh Book Review: This book is a comprehensive guide that delves into the intricate world of water supply and urban drainage systems. Divided into 12 chapters, the book covers a wide range of topics including water sources, water treatment, distribution networks, water quality management, stormwater management, sewerage systems, and wastewater treatment. The author provides detailed explanations and practical examples to help readers grasp the fundamental principles and techniques of water supply and drainage engineering. With its comprehensive coverage and accessible writing style, this book serves as an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and professionals in the field of civil and environmental engineering.

6."Flood Control and Drainage Engineering" by Ghosh
“Hydraulic Design Tables for Pipelines, Sewers and Drainage Lines” by J.N. Joshi Book Review: This book is primarily focused on hydraulic design, providing guidance on determining the pipe diameter and pipe slope to convey water efficiently from one location to another. A key feature of the book is highlighting the energy wasted in overcoming frictional resistance offered by the pipe surface in contact with water. The book also covers the appropriate pipe slope for conveying water along a desired path through pipe flow.

7."Textbook of Drainage Engineering" by Ranvir Kumar
8."Hydraulic Design Tables for Pipelines, Sewers and Drainage Lines" by J.N. Joshi
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