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What is the importance of hydraulic structures?

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Wafa Khan

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There is much importance of Hydraulic structures in civil engineering. This sector can be described as a neglected field in the world. Many engineers, especially civil engineers build fluid retaining structures which stand with different structures. Some of the structures include weirs, canals, aqueducts, and notches. 

In general, hydraulic structures deal with different concerns and problems related to water. These areas include dams, piping systems, pumping stations, gabion, irrigation systems, and sewerage systems among many other aspects. These are areas that are very important in society. 

With the power of civil engineering, you can develop the future in many different streams which are related to hydraulics. This creates a wide range of opportunities which are provided in different places in hydraulics. 

The study of hydraulic in engineering at the university involves doing with water utilization, and transportation. Without hydraulic structures, the world would be spending half of their time looking and fetching water. 

Hydraulic structures are built to make life easier, pleasant and secure. The building of these structures not been easy especially when civil engineering was not modernized. However great achievements have been made in the sector. Through these structures, people are now able to leave more comfortable lives.

Some of the notable importance of this sector include the availability of a proper drainage system. Through a good drainage system, people can get away with different water-borne diseases. Besides, water can be treated and therefore people consume clean water. With clean water, people can live healthy lives. 

Water drives the economy and therefore having a good hydraulic structure can help in the growth of an economy. This is because even in dry areas people can do farming through irrigation. You must know that the world runs through farming activities and therefore with proper irrigation food problem can be solved.

Lastly through hydraulic structures electricity can be generated. Most of the power consumed in the world at the moment is hydro-electric power meaning that hydraulic structures are required during the production process. Electricity is very important, and many sectors cannot run without power. Therefore through hydraulic structures, the world has been made a better place to live.

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Cheryl Susan

Life is all about perspective

A hydraulic structure can be defined as a typical structure which remains completely submerged or even partially submerged under the body of any water, which restricts the flow of water naturally. This type of structure is mostly used for diverting, disrupting or for making a complete stop to flow. One of the perfect examples of a hydraulic structure can be a dam. Here the structure acts towards slowing down of the normal flow of river water for power turbines. 

The role of hydraulic structures in today’s industry involves making improvement in water management practices, quality of water, as well as environmental restoration plus protection. Hydraulic structure designs have now expanded in order to include in the water planning as also for making improvements in the design, operation, construction and several other things. 

In general, the hydraulic structures support in dealing with different other concerns as well as problems which are related to water. Such areas cover dams, pumping stations, piping systems, gabion, sewerage systems, and irrigation systems, and also several other aspects. These are some of those areas which are considered very important for society. 

Use of Hydraulic structures is done to turn life easier, secure and pleasant for all. Making the construction of these structures was not that easy especially in the case when civil engineering was not modernized. But the fact is that Civil engineering made huge advancement in the industry and several achievements were made in this specific sector. This is due to these structures, people on this earth are now in a position to lead a very comfortable life.

 Water plays a very responsible role towards driving the economy of the nation and so therefore when you have an excellent hydraulic structure then that will surely help in making growth and betterment for the economy.

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