Resilience of Large Water Management Infrastructure
Solutions from Modern Atmospheric Science
The goal of this collected work is to raise awareness among civil engineers of the various implications of landscape change and non-climate drivers on the resilience of water management infrastructure. It identifies the knowledge gaps and then provides effective and complementary approaches to assimilate knowledge discovery on local (mesoscale)-to-regional landscape drivers to improve practices on design, operations and preservation of large water infrastructure systems.
Chapter 1. Resilience Of Large Water Management Infrastructure.- Chapter 2. Survey Of Water Managers For 21st Century Challenges.- Chapter 3. Current Approaches For Resilience Assessment.- Chapter 4. Application Of Numerical Atmospheric Models.- Chapter 5. Infrastructure-Relevant Storms Of The Last Century.- Chapter 6. Sensitivity Of Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP).- Chapter 7. A Recommended Paradigm Shift In The Approach To Risks To Large Water Infrastructure In The Coming Decades.- Chapter 8. Safety Design of Water Infrastructures In A Modern Era.
Faisal Hossain received his Ph.D. from The University of Connecticut in 2004, his M.S (1999) and B.S (1996) from The National University of Singapore and Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, respectively. His research interests comprise hydrologic remote sensing, sustainable water resources engineering, transboundary water resources management and engineering education. He is the recipient of awards such as NASA New Investigator Award (2008), American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Outstanding Research Award (2009), US Fulbright Faculty Award (2012), G.O.L.D. (Graduate Of the Last Decade) award from University of Connecticut (2012), American Geophysical Union (AGU) Charles Falkenberg Award (2012), American Meteorological Society Editor's Award (2015) and ASCE Walter Huber Award (2015).Faisal Hossain has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, authored an undergraduate textbook, edited three book volumes and contributed nine book chapters. His group's research work on human modification of extreme events by artificial reservoirs has been featured by media such as the BBC, National Geographic and New Scientist. His capacity building initiative promoting satellite remote sensing has resulted in an independently-owned satellite management system for the Government of Bangladesh (using altimetry) and Pakistan (using gravimetry) that is now planned for expansion to other nations. Currently he serves as Editor for Journal of Hydrometeorology, chair for ASCE Task Committee on "Water Infrastructure, Weather and Climate" and Applications lead for Science Team of Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) Mission.