Best Reference Books – Soil Conservation and Water Harvesting

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Soil Conservation and Water Harvesting subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Soil Conservation and Water Harvesting along with reviews.

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1. “ADVANCES IN RAINWATER HARVESTING and SOIL WATER CONSERVATION TECHNIQUES FOR CROP PRODUCTION IN ARID and SEMI-ARID AREAS” by alvin
2. “Rainwater Harvesting and Soil Water Conservation Technique” by LILIANA LIZARRAGA

“Rainwater Harvesting and Soil Water Conservation Technique” Book Review: This book is a teaching aid as well as a practical guide for undergraduate students pursuing bsc or for engineering students having a paper in their course syllabus. Several important concepts such as successful interventions of improved indigenous rainwater harvesting/soil water conservation technologies such as tassa, stone rows and half-moon are covered extensively by the author in this textbook.

3. “Soil Water and Agronomic Productivity (Advances in Soil Science)” by Rattan Lal and B A Stewart

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“Soil Water and Agronomic Productivity (Advances in Soil Science)” Book Review : This book provides enough coverage, up to point solutions as well as sufficient exercises for the readers desiring to gain maximum knowledge after the completion of the book. Provided in the book are chapters on management of surface runoff, groundwater, irrigation, and soil water etc. Other important topics covered in the book include theory of improving soil water availability, enhancing water use efficiency etc. Plethora of solved examples are included in every chapter of the book. Advanced concepts like soil water and agronomic productivity are also covered extensively in the book. Students pursuing BA and B. Com courses(Pass and Honours) as well as post graduate students of Arts and Commerce can benefit from the book. Students preparing for various competitive examinations may also find it beneficial.

4. “Rainwater Harvesting: Conservation, Credit, Codes, and Cost Literature Review and Case Studies” by National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

“Rainwater Harvesting: Conservation, Credit, Codes, and Cost Literature Review and Case Studies” Book Review: Streamlined to facilitate the student’s understanding on rainwater harvesting, this edition, containing the latest techniques and methodologies and new problems, provide a comprehensive treatment of conservation (both water and energy), an increased regulatory emphasis on reducing stormwater runoff volumes and associated pollutant loads. It also deals with the special requirements of topics related to the installation, maintenance, costs, and performance of harvest and use systems. This book is designed for undergraduate students of agricultural engineering courses. It will also be of considerable value to students of bsc agriculture.

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5. “Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond: Volume 2: Water Harvesting Earthworks” by Brad Lancaster

“Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond: Volume 2: Water Harvesting Earthworks” Book Review: This book has been rewritten entirely in order to keep up with the modern and latest developments in the field of engineering, both in approach and content. The book contains newer illustrations of easiest, inexpensive, and effective ways of passively harvesting and conserving multiple sources of water in the soil in the form of diagrams to make the topic more understandable. Keeping in mind, the latest syllabus of various universities in India, topics like beauty, food, shelter, wildlife habitat, and passive heating and cooling strategies, controlling erosion, increasing soil fertility, reducing downstream flooding, and improving water and air quality are included in this book and a detailed description is also provided by the author. A large number of solved numerical examples drawn from various university examinations have been given at the end of the theoretical part of each chapter.

6. “Rainwater Harvesting and Use: Understanding the Basics of Rainwater Harvesting” by Anthony Zagelow

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“Rainwater Harvesting and Use: Understanding the Basics of Rainwater Harvesting” Book Review: This book is mainly designed for GATE aspirants and also for those preparing for other competitive examinations as well as engineering students and teachers. It covers the topics of water security and rainwater harvesting widely. Also contained in it are exam patterns and latest research results which will give a wider scope for preparation. The book covers various concepts in it’s subsequent chapters on topics like basic components of rainwater harvesting, designing a rainwater harvesting system etc. Advanced concepts like treating water for quality assurance, maintaining and using rainwater harvesting systems are also covered in the book. Each chapter contains various descriptions, examples, laws and important points in order to make the revision easier.

7. “Study on Key Technologies of Rainfall Harvesting and Water Conservation in Field (Major Scientific Study Results of Agriculture)” by Jia Zhi KuanRen Xiao Long

“Study on Key Technologies of Rainfall Harvesting and Water Conservation in Field (Major Scientific Study Results of Agriculture)” Book Review: This book is targeted for undergraduate level students and the concepts are explained in a simple and concise manner. The points are covered in a logical way, and there are a wide range of solved examples given in the book. It’s main focus lies on Applied problems .Topics like organic fertilization, leisure shifting cultivation, straw mulch planting, forage strip intercropping, micro-catchment planting, and biodegradable films to protect soil moisture and various problems dealing with are dealt in this book. Diagrams provided in this book are clear and error free. There are standard and simple procedures used for deriving equations and it contains ample number of solved examples. This book is mainly for chemical as well as mechanical engineering students.

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8. “Gardening with Less Water” by David A Bainbridge

“Gardening with Less Water” Book Review: This textbook deals with the elementary aspects of, with special emphasis on the low-tech techniques for watering the garden much more efficiently with a step-by-step approach so that the subject is perceived by the student as both a science and an art. The theories and explanations are supported by a large number of solved examples. Additional figures have also been added for the clarity and understanding of the book. Multiple choice questions and other pedagogically arranged questions are also provided to help students assess their subject knowledge. This book is designed primarily as a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is also useful for undergraduate students of engineering.

9. “Water Harvesting, Conservation and Irrigation in Mewar” by B L Bhadani

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“Water Harvesting, Conservation and Irrigation in Mewar” Book Review: This book provides enough coverage, up to point solutions as well as sufficient exercises for the readers desiring to gain maximum knowledge after the completion of the book. Provided in the book are chapters on dams, wells, step wells and tanks etc. Other important topics covered in the book include the theory of use of water bodies for irrigation in medieval times . Plethora of solved examples are included in every chapter of the book. Advanced concepts like understanding of the methods of harvesting rain water and the techniques of extracting underground water are also covered extensively in the book. Students pursuing BA and B. Com courses(Pass and Honours) as well as post graduate students of Arts and Commerce can benefit from the book. Students preparing for various competitive examinations may also find it beneficial.

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