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Aimed at engineers with a good grounding in hydraulic engineering, this practical reference fills a need for a guide to the design, construction, management and modernisation of canals. It provides an in-depth study of the problems caused by seepage, an analysis of the various possible linings, the constraints posed by canals constructed without linings, and relevant methods of calculation including the calculation of the various structures in the canal, most notably the gates. Ideal for anyone involved in the construction or renovation of canals, this book presents effective maintenance and conservation methods to optimise good management and efficiency.
Professor Jose Liria Montanes has recently retired from Santander University, Spain and is currently the Secretary of the Spanish Committee on Irrigation and Drainage. He has extensive professional experience as an international consultant in hydraulic works, especially in the use of canals for irrigations purposes, as well as in hydroelectric installations and drinking water supplies, and has worked on the design, construction and operation of canals for the Hydrographic Confederation of the Guadiana River and as Project and Works Manager for the Isabel II Canal in Madrid