The 5th Edition of "Irrigation & Hydraulic Structures" (2015), by Dr. Iqbal Ali is out now. The 1st Edition was published in 1993 by NED University of Engg. & Tech. Karachi, where Dr Ali was Professor.
The book fully meets the need of Civil and Agriculture students and of design and field engineers.
This 600 page book covers Pakistan's design practices in Irrigation Systems based on river diversion. This is the world's largest continuous gravity flow water distribution system consisting of 40,000 miles canals, 3 large dams, 17 barrages on river Indus, Jhelum and Chenab, and more than 100,000 hydraulic structures . It also covers Tube-well irrigation, Sprinkler and Drip systems, Root-zone water mechanics and Land Drainage Systems. The last chapter is on Computer Applications in Water Resources
The book is very popular with the students of Engineering and Agriculture Universities of Pakistan for its originality, simple approach and easy to understand language. The TEIJIN INSTITUTE OF WATER RESOURCES,DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTIGATION, PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA, BEIJING, selected this book for translation into Chinese and published it in 2006 for their 700 Engineering Universities and consulting firms.