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Crystal Drop Award Speech: Connecting the dots: a unifying theory for modelling in water engineering


  • Vijay P. Singh


Water engineering can be defined as an amalgam of engineering aspects of hydraulics, hydrology, ecosystems, and environmental and water resources as well as non-engineering aspects of social, economic and political sciences. Each of these looks at problems using different techniques that are based on different concepts and assumptions and that vary in complexity. The second law of thermodynamics (entropy theory) permits us to develop a theory that helps address these issues in a unified manner. This paper discusses rudimentary aspects of the entropy theory and illustrates its potential by addressing some of the above-mentioned issues.

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  • Vijay P. Singh, 2015. "Crystal Drop Award Speech: Connecting the dots: a unifying theory for modelling in water engineering," Water International, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(4), pages 568-592, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:rwinxx:v:40:y:2015:i:4:p:568-592
    DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2015.1084077

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