This is, in my point of view, one of the most useful reference book on a the water quality modeling subject. This book covers almost all the important aspects of developing and applying advanced hydrodynamic and water quality modeling technologies, with well balanced materials on both theory and practical issues. One of the features I like the best of this book is that its describption of water quality modeling as well as its theorectical analysis of governing equations are focused on the advanced and widely applied modeling framework-EFDC, thus through reading this book, workers in this field will not only get quick access of the basic knowledge about water quality modeling, but also the clear guidance on applying the very useful EFDC modeling system.
I will be highly recommending that this book be used in a senior level or graduate environmental engineering classes as a reference book. As a modeler who has worked in the water quality modeling profession for more than 10 years, I feel that with this book, along with several other excelent reference books such as the Chapra or Thomman's surface water quality modeling book (for fundamental concept), and Lung's water quality modeling for TMDL book (for practical guidance on the art of modeling, rather than model itself), one would essentially has everything he need to succeed in realworld,high-end water quality modeling.