Water Supply Engineering

Water Supply Engineering

Authors : Subhash Verma, Siby John & Varinder Singh Kanwar

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About the Author

Subhash Verma :-  
Subhash Verma retired as Professor of Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada, where he also headed a program in water resources engineering technology, developing many kinds of state-sponsored training programs on the subject. Earlier, he taught at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. His current pastime is developing and teaching online courses.

Siby John :-  
Siby John is Professor of Civil Engineering and Dean at PEC University of Technology (formerly, Punjab Engineering College), Chandigarh. He did his doctorate from IIT, Kanpur. Dr John has more than 30 years of academic and research experience, during which he authored more than 50 peer reviewed articles. He has contributed more than 100 papers in conferences and seminars and has also authored two books on environmental pollution. He is a fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and member of IAEM, ISTE and IAAPC.

Varinder Singh Kanwar :-  
Varinder Singh Kanwar is Professor in Civil Engineering and Registrar of Chitkara University, Solan. He carries more than 20 years of research, teaching, consultancy and administrative experience. He has published a large number of research papers in reputed national and international journals. He is also a Fellow of Institution of Engineers and is an active member of various organizations, like ASCE, Indian Concrete Institute and Punjab Science Congress.

About the Book

This book completely covers a one-semester course on potable water supply systems in a single, compact volume for undergraduate students. It covers all the three main topics—sources of water supply, water treatment and water distribution. Using the latest tools and methods, it conceptualizes and formulates the resource allocation problems, and deals appropriately with the complexity of constraints in the demand and available supplies of water.
The book integrates the concepts of chemistry, biology and hydraulics as applicable to water supply engineering. It presents the basic and applied principles and most recent practices and technologies.
Apart from the students of water supply engineering, practising engineers, professionals and researchers will benefit from the book.


1. Introduction, 2. Sources of Water, 3. Water Demand, 4. Collection and Conveyance of Water, 5. Water Quality and Treatment, 6. Sedimentation, 7. Coagulation and Flocculation, 8. Filtration, 9. Disinfection, 10. Water Softening, 11. Miscellaneous Treatments, 12. Water Distribution, 13. Pipeline Systems, 14. Pumps and Pumping, 15. Operation and Maintenance • Appendices

Key Features

• Exhaustive coverage of three main topics, viz., sources of water supply, water treatment, and water distribution
• Concepts and design practices illustrated with the help of solved examples
• All related topics discussed in context of principles of sustainability, affordability, effectiveness, efficiency, and appropriateness
• Step-wise solution to problems, with stress on unit cancellation in calculations
• Updated data from Bureau of Indian Standards
• More than 70 solved examples, 70 true/false questions and 325 multiple choice questions