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Assessment of Groundwater Resources and Management, 1/e

Editor : AL. Ramanathan , Prosun Bhattacharya , A.K. Keshari , Jochen Bundschuh & D. Chandrasekharam
© Year : 2009
ISBN : 9788190675727
Pages : 518
Binding : Hardback
Weight : 1.18   kg
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  • About the Book
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  • Table of Contents
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The hydrogeological aspect of groundwater science is universal and applied in nature to have a sustainable water resource development with social, economic, ecological, cultural and aesthetic background. Since 99% of the world's fresh available water is groundwater; yet, the majority of financial resources are directed to surface water found in rivers and lakes. This serious imbalance requires urgent redress. This volume is addresses the issue to facilitate the joint analysis of groundwater management studies and problems faced by scientist, engineers, managers and other scholars from natural and applied sciences. Significant financial support is required for basic groundwater research if sustainable development is to be a realistic goal. As a fresh water resource, groundwater has major advantages over surface water. This is the basic idea that explicitly appears in almost all paper of this book. The authors have tried to focus their task on those topics that seemed to us more urgent and relevant and have paid much attention to questions related to management of aquifers, groundwater pollution, the long-term problems and the key issues in developing countries, where majority of world population live and where at present enormous groundwater abstraction occurs.
We (editors) have dissipated proper information in a systematic scientific manner to make the concept of groundwater management and sustainability understandable to everyone, through this book.
The book provides a platform to bring together earth scientists, professionals from chemical and engineering science disciplines, public health professionals and social scientists involved with the management and development of groundwater resources. The book is expected to reflect the current understanding of all the issues related to management of groundwater resources and their sustainable use.

Salient Features:

  • A compilation of 49 chapters, the book deals with all the issues related to the management of groundwater resources and its sustainable use.
  • Topics covered include reuse, drainage, toxicity/poisoning and remediation, nutrient chemistry, recharge, reserve, aquifer remediation, modeling, legislation, quality monitoring, hydrogeochemistry, and many more.
  • The text is well supported with line diagrams, pictures, and data tables.

  • Groundwater Scenario and its Management in Shillong Urban Agglomerate, Meghalaya
  • Problems and Perspectives used Groundwater Sources in Case of Emergency and Projecting the Drainage in Arid Zone of Central Asia
  • Sustainable Water Management and Reuse by Natural Treatment Methods
  • Enhancing the Recharge Capabilities of Aravalli Ridge Around the National Capital Territory, Delhi, India
  • Bangladesh Government Policy in Context of Arsenic Hazards and the Effectiveness of Activated Alumina in Arsenic Mitigation
  • Management of Groundwater Resources through Community Participation Approach in the Coastal Saline Region of Gujarat
  • Arsenic Hot Spots Detected in Patna District, Bihar (India) — A Serious Health Hazard for Estimated Human Population of 5.5 Lakhs
  • Multiple Statistical Analysis for Groundwater Quality Assessment in Marudaiyar Basin, Tamil Nadu
  • Physico-chemical Characteristics and Determination of Cu(II), Mn(II), Fe(II), Zn(II), Ni(II) and Pb(II) in the Effluent from the Sites of Electroplating Industries of Agra City, India
  • Nutrient Chemistry of Groundwater of NCT-Delhi, India
  • Study on Age-old Non-conventional Adit
  • Tunnel Wells in the Lateritic Terrain of Kasargod District, Kerala
  • Methods for Estimation of Replenishable Groundwater Resources Adopted in India
  • Assessment of Groundwater Reserves: A Case Study
  • Groundwater Quality and Drastic Vulnerability Assessment of the Aquifers in Aizawl City, Mizoram
  • Problem of Selenium Toxicity in Nawanshahr and Hoshiarpur Districts of Punjab State, India
  • Impact of Watershed Development in Groundwater Augmentation in India
  • Predictive Model for Aquiferous Units and Quality of Underground Water in Onitsha Metropolis, Anambra Basin, Nigeria
  • Methods of Artificial Recharge of Groundwater
  • Hydrogeological Investigations in Pathri Rao Watershed, Uttarakhand, India Using an Integrated Isotopic Technique
  • Sustainable Lei-Drainage Groundwater of Rawalpindi-Islamabad (North Pakistan) and the Potentials of Recharge
  • Groundwater Modeling for an Aquifer Storage Recovery Well under Cotton Wheat Cultivation
  • Delineation of Groundwater Zone by Magnetics in Basement Complex, West of Cuddapah Basin, India
  • Investigation of Aquifer Remediation Strategies by Coupled Finite Element Model for Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport
  • Infiltration Model for Safe Fly-ash Disposal in the Compound of IB Thermal Power Plant, Orissa, India
  • Stochastic Algorithm for Simulation of NAPL Dissolution and Degradation Reactions in Porous Media
  • Modeling of Riverbed Aquifer with Radial Collector Well and Stream Recharge Using MODFLOW and Analytic Element Method: A Case Study
  • Role of Subsurface Colloids in Groundwater Contamination
  • GIS Based Water Balance Model of Rift Valley Lakes, Ethiopia
  • Groundwater Resources Development in the Western Ghats, India
  • Groundwater and Water Scarcity—Legislation and Litigation: A Tamil Nadu Experience
  • Groundwater Quality Assessment in Tsunami Affected Tamil Nadu Coast, India: A Case Study along Coleron to Karaikal
  • Evaluation of Groundwater Quality for Irrigation and Drinking Purposes in Selected Taluks of Dakshina Kannada District in Karnataka, India
  • Remedy for Arsenic Poisoning? A Quest in an Unconventional Area of Research
  • Adsorptive Removal of Arsenate and Arsenite Ions from Groundwater Using Iron (III)-Loaded Resin
  • Removal of Arsenate Ions from Groundwater using an Anion Exchanger Derived from Tamarind Fruit Shell
  • Arsenic and Fluoride in Groundwater: An Emerging Problem in North Eastern India
  • A Simple Electrocoagulation Setup for Arsenite Removal from Water
  • Variation in Concentration of Fluoride in Groundwater of South West District of NCT Delhi : A Case Study
  • Newly Developed Absorbent for Arsenic Removal from Groundwater
  • Arsenic Linkage in the Irrigation Water-Soil-Rice Plant Systems
  • Surveillance, Hydrogeochemistry, and Methods for Removal of Fluoride Contamination in Groundwater: Case Study from Kerala, India
  • Arsenic Co

AL. Ramanathan :- is a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and New Delhi, India. His research area is in the field of Hydro geochemistry from inland and coastal surface and ground water and their resource management. He has got 18 yrs of teaching experience ( PG) and research experience in this subject. He has taught in numerous universities in India and abroad. He has guided quite a number of PhD research students on ground water quality and modeling aspects. He has widely travelled all over the world for the advanced research work in ground water. He is also a recipient of various international and national scholarship and had collaborations with institutes and universities reputed in ground water research in India and  abroad.. He has published two dozen articles in reputed refereed journals and authored five books in these aspects. He has completed and continuing his research work on ground water  got from Indian and international agencies.

A.K. Keshari :- ASHOK K. KESHARI is an Associate Professor of Water Resources engineering and Geoinformatics at Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He has earlier worked as Scientist at National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee and in North Eastern Electric Power Cooporation, Shillong and at IIT Kanpur for short periods. He has been Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Researcher at Kongju National University, Korea in Years 2001-2002, and has also visited Japan, USA and Denmark. He specializes in hydrogeology, groundwater flow and pollution modelling, remote sensing & GIS, hydrologic simulation & design, FEM & optimization, environmental & river hydraulics, hazard & risk assessment and project economics. Dr. Keshari has published more than 120 papers and has carried out many real life projects for UP Bhumi Sudhar Nigam, Tata Infotech Limited, CGWB, WAPCOS, SASE, DRDO, ISRO, DST, CES, MCD, Pondicherry PWD, ORG Informatics, Haryana Distillery, etc., some of them are World Bank funded Projects. He is the member of Indian Association of Hydrologic Sciences (IAHS), Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH) and is also member of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Indo French Unit for Water and Waste Technologies (IFUWWT), etc. He has been the reviewer of many international and national journals.

D. Chandrasekharam :- D. CHANDRASEKHARAM is a Professor of Geology in the Department of Earth Sciences, and Head, Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He is an active researcher involved in research related to arsenic and fluoride pollution in groundwater in India. His research interests includes geochemistry of natural and thermal waters and gases. He has been nominated as a “Senior Associate” to The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical physics, Trieste, Italy for a period of five from January 2002.

Jochen Bundschuh :- JOCHEN BUNDSCHUH completed his PhD on numerical modelling of heat transport in aquifers in Tubingen in 1990. For over 14 years he is working in international academic and technical co-operation in different fields of sustainable use of groundwater systems and connected disciplines, including the water-related economic, social, health, and political aspects. The last 12 years he spent in different Latin-American countries, where his main tasks comprised capacity building for institutional strengthening and human resources development applied research, and project management. The countries comprise: Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, middle East, Tunisia and South Africa. From 1993 to 99 he served as expert of the German Agency of Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and as long-term professor for the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in Argentine to install a centre for water and environment offering training, consulting and research. Currently (since 2001) he is integrated expert of the GTZ/CIM programme for technical cooperation between Germany and costa Rica and deals with the sustainable use of surface and groundwater resources for power generation. This mission comprises to develop and apply capacity building programmes, research, and to identify and formulate project proposals. Additionally to these principal activities, he is involved in many consultancies, capacity building programmes and projects in Latin- America, but also in Africa and Asia, which are comprising-in between others- research of groundwater contamination by arsenic originating from gelogenic resources.

Prosun Bhattacharya :- PROSUN BHATTACHARYA received his Ph.D. degree in Petrology and Sedimentary Geochemistry from the University of Delhi, India in 1990. He joined Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan in1993 and started his carrier as a Research Scientist and worked on the genesis of high fluoride groundwater in Western India. He developed expertise on solid phase characterization through detailed soil chemical studies and their bearing on the high fluoride groundwater in the region. Since 1995, he has been working on heavy metal contaminated soils which have resulted from different industrial activities, particularly the wood preservations sites contaminated by CCA, ammunition industries, and shooting in Sweden along with the studies on chemical remediation. Since 1995, he is actively engaged with the studies on the genesis of high arsenic in groundwater of the sedimentary aquifers in the Bengal Delta Plain, West Bengal and Bangladesh and devising sustainable techniques for safeguarding ground water resources. At present his primary research interest is directed towards the understanding the mechanisms of arsenic mobilization in groundwater of the sedimentary aquifers based on hydrogeochemical, sediment geochemical and stable isotopic characteristics in Bengal Delta Plain (BDP), Huhhot Alluvial Basin (HAB), Mekong Delta (MD) and the chaco-Pampean Plain of Argentina. He established the Groundwater Arsenic Research Group (GARG) at the Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering, KTH in 1999, a group which is dedicated on research on the groundwater arsenic occurrences in different parts of the world. At present GARG is collaborating with a number of universities and research organizations in India, Bangladesh, China, Australia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Pakistan and Ghana. He has received the title as a Docent (Associate Professor) in Groundwater Chemistry at the KTH in April 2002. Prosun has authored nearly 170 international publications in peer reviewed journals, books and conference proceedings and has organized a number of international workshops on Arsenic in Groundwater of Sedimentary Aquifers.

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