This treatise on Hydrology is an attempt to bridge the gap that exists between principles and practice in the subject. It lays importance on principles and concepts and simultaneously furnishes guidelines on practical use of the subject, through a large number of worked problems. The problems worked out are based mostly on field data. The book covers courses on Hydrology at both the U.G. and P.G. levels. It also provides reliable reference material to students preparing for competitive examinations such as GATE and IES. It further forms a ready reference guide to the practising engineers. The highlight and most distinguishing feature of the book is the way practically important topics on Frequency analysis, Regression analysis and Watershed modelling are dealt with. The book is expected to be of great help to the students at the U.G. level and as well to provide impetus to teachers to take up B.E. projects in this subject of great importance.
M.R. Yadupathi Putty :- Dr. Mysooru R. Yadupathi Putty graduated in Civil Engineering (1983) and completed his M.E. (1985) from the University of Mysore. He worked for his Ph.D. at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, in the field of Mountain and Forest Hydrology and has the unique distinction of submitting a thesis, to I.I.Sc. (1994), written in English and Kannada together. Dr. Putty has carried out four major research projects. With about 25 years of teaching experience both at U.G. and P.G. levels, he has guided two Ph.D., one M.Sc. and over 25 M.Tech. research projects. Several of the B.E. projects he has guided have been sponsored by the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology. He has published over 50 research papers, many of them being in reputed journals. He has authored two books in Kannada. He is a reviewer for the ASCE Journals and has been recognised as an "Outstanding reviewer for the year 2009" by the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a professor in civil engineering at the National Institute of Engineering, Mysore.