Hydrology and Water Resources of India

Author: Sharad K. Jain,Pushpendra K. Agarwal,Vijay P. Singh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402051808

Category: Science

Page: 1260

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India is endowed with varied topographical features, such as high mountains, extensive plateaus, and wide plains traversed by mighty rivers. Divided into four sections this book provides a comprehensive overview of water resources of India. A detailed treatment of all major river basins is provided. This is followed by a discussion on major uses of water in India. Finally, the closing chapters discuss views on water management policy for India.

Proceedings of the international conference on hydrology and water resources, New Delhi, India, December 1993

Water-quality hydrology

Author: Vijay Pratap Singh,Bhishm Kumar

Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9780792336525

Category: Science

Page: 300

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The four volumes in this set cover major aspects of hydrology and water resources, including surface water hydrology, subsurface water hydrology, water quality hydrology, and water resources planning management. Some of the articles and state-of-the-art papers have been written by leading experts from around the globe. The books reflect the water resources technology as practised in India and the Indian subcontinent which would be of great value to water resources professionals in the west. The books are of interest to academicians, graduate students, practising engineers, water engineers, as well as water policy makers. Those wishing to further pursue the topics covered will find the books to be of special interest and value.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Hydrology and Water Resources, New Delhi, India, December 1993: Surface-water hydrology

Author: Vijay P. Singh,Bhishm Kumar

Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub

ISBN: 9780792336501

Category: Science

Page: 516

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Water is vital to life, maintenance of ecological balance, economic development, and sustenance of civilization. Planning and management of water resources and its optimal use are a matter of urgency for most countries of the world, and even more so for India with a huge population. Growing population and expanding economic activities exert increasing demands on water for varied needs--domestic, industrial, agricultural, power generation, navigation, recreation, etc. In India, agriculture is the highest user of water. The past three decades have witnessed numerous advances as well as have presented intriguing challenges and exciting opportunities in hydrology and water resources. Compounding them has been the growing environmental consciousness. Nowhere are these challenges more apparent than in India. As we approach the twenty first century, it is entirely fitting to take stock of what has been accomplished and what remains to be accomplished, and what accomplishments are relevant, with particular reference to Indian conditions."

Springs of Life

India's Water Resources

Author: Ganesh Pangare,Vasudha Pangare,Binayak Das

Publisher: Academic Foundation

ISBN: 9788171884896

Category: Science

Page: 392

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This exhaustive account of water in India documents the natural beauty of the country's bodies of water, the ways in which communities live and interact with water (particularly in turbulent ecosystems), the resilience of people living in water-stressed regions, and common sense solutions to local water problems. Detailing the past, present, and future of India's water resources, this unique book combines thorough research with a coffee-table style presentation with photographs that document the authors' extensive travels across the country.

Hydrology and Water Resources

Volume 5- Additional Volume International Conference on Water Resources Management in Arid Regions, 23-27 March 2002, Kuwait

Author: M.M. Sherif,V.P. Singh,M. Al-Rashed

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058095480

Category: Science

Page: 386

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This is the fifth and last volume representing the proceedings of the International Conference on Water Resources Management in Arid Regions held March 23rd-27th 2002 in Kuwait. This book discusses major aspects of hydrology and water resources. It presents papers on important aspects of surface water and groundwater hydrology, including drought tendencies, regional flood frequency analysis, urban storm drainage with curb-opening inlets, isotopic investigations for lakes, hydrologic and sediment transport modeling, groundwater exploration using remote sensing and GIS, origin and recharge rates of alluvial ground waters, stormwater and groundwater management, and considerations for stochastic finite element in geostatistics and modeling. Papers on water quality supplement the discussion.

Subsurface-Water Hydrology

Proceedings of the International Conference on Hydrology and Water Resources, New Delhi, India, December 1993

Author: V.P. Singh,Bhishm Kumar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401103917

Category: Science

Page: 275

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Water is vital to life, maintenance of ecological balance, economic development, and sustenance of civilization. Planning and management of water resources and its optimal use are a matter of urgency for most countries of the world, and even more so for India with a huge population. Growing population and expanding economic activities exert increasing demands on water for varied needs--domestic, industrial, agricultural, power generation, navigation, recreation, etc. In India, agriculture is the highest user of water. The past three decades have witnessed numerous advances as well as have presented intriguing challenges and exciting opportunities in hydrology and water resources. Compounding them has been the growing environmental consciousness. Nowhere are these challenges more apparent than in India. As we approach the twenty first century, it is entirely fitting to take stock of what has been accomplished and what remains to be accomplished, and what accomplishments are relevant, with particular reference to Indian conditions.

Water Resources of the Indian Subcontinent

Author: Asit K. Biswas,R. Rangachari,Cecilia Tortajada

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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"Third World Centre for Water Management; Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy."

India's Human Security

Lost Debates, Forgotten People, Intractable Challenges

Author: Jason Miklian,Ashild Kolas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136022481

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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India's explosive economic growth and emerging power status make it a key country of interest for policymakers, researchers and scholars within South Asia and around the world. But while many of India's threats and conflicts are strategized and discussed extensively within the confines of security studies, strategic studies and conventional international relations perspectives, many less visible challenges are set to impact significantly on India's potential for economic growth as well as the human security and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of Indian citizens. Drawing on extensive research within India, this book looks at some of the ‘hidden risks’ that India faces, exploring how a broadened scope of what constitutes ‘risk’ itself holds value for Indian security studies practitioners and policymakers. It highlights several human security risks facing India, including the inability of the world’s largest democracy to deal effectively with widespread poverty and health issues, resource depletion and environmental mismanagement, pervasive corruption and institutionalized crime, communal violence, a protracted Maoist insurgency, and deadlocked peace processes in the Northeast among others. The book extracts common themes from these seemingly disparate problems, discussing what underlying failures allow them to persist and why policymakers heavily securitize some political issues while ignoring others. Providing an understanding of how several lesser-studied risks can pose potential or actual threats to Indian society and its ‘emerging power’ growth narrative, this book is a useful contribution to South Asian Studies, International Security Studies and Global Politics.

The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy

Author: Michael A. Livermore,Richard L. Revesz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199324115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Cost-benefit analysis -- the formal estimating and weighing of the costs and benefits of policy alternatives -- is a standard tool for governments in advanced economies. Through decades of research and innovation, institutions have developed in the United States, European Union, and other developed countries that examine and weigh policy alternatives as an aid to governmental decisionmaking. Lawmakers in the advanced economies have used cost-benefit analysis to evaluate core environmental and public health questions, such as urban air pollution control, water quality, and occupational safety. Yet despite its broad adoption in the industrialized world, most developing and emerging countries have not yet incorporated cost-benefit analysis into their policymaking process. Because these countries face significant limitations on financial resources and have less ability to shoulder inefficient rules, it is extremely important for their officials to determine which policies maximize net benefits for their societies. The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy examines how cost-benefit analysis can help developing and emerging countries confront the next generation of environmental and public-health challenges. Analysis in the book examines the growing reach of cost-benefit analysis; presents relevant case studies where cost-benefit analysis has been incorporated in the Americas, Africa, Middle East, and Asia; and includes a discussion on the conceptual and institutional issues that must be addressed when adopting cost-benefit analysis in developing and emerging countries. In part because governments in developing and emerging countries have not extensively used cost-benefit analysis, there has been only limited research and discussion of the practice and its potential. Most work that has been done is on the domestic or regional level, and has not been widely shared or distributed within the international academic or policy community. By providing both theoretical and practical discussion of this important new tool, this book makes a valuable contribution to the fields of environmental policy, development studies, and environmental law.

Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering

Author: G L Asawa

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 812241673X

Category: Groundwater

Page: 624

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The Book Irrigation And Water Resources Engineering Deals With The Fundamental And General Aspects Of Irrigation And Water Resources Engineering And Includes Recent Developments In Hydraulic Engineering Related To Irrigation And Water Resources Engineering. Significant Inclusions In The Book Are A Chapter On Management (Including Operation, Maintenance, And Evaluation) Of Canal Irrigation In India, Detailed Environmental Aspects For Water Resource Projects, A Note On Interlinking Of Rivers In India, And Design Problems Of Hydraulic Structures Such As Guide Bunds, Settling Basins Etc.The First Chapter Of The Book Introduces Irrigation And Deals With The Need, Development And Environmental Aspects Of Irrigation In India. The Second Chapter On Hydrology Deals With Different Aspects Of Surface Water Resource. Soil-Water Relationships Have Been Dealt With In Chapter 3. Aspects Related To Ground Water Resource Have Been Discussed In Chapter 4. Canal Irrigation And Its Management Aspects Form The Subject Matter Of Chapters 5 And 6. Behaviour Of Alluvial Channels And Design Of Stable Channels Have Been Included In Chapters 7 And 8, Respectively. Concepts Of Surface And Subsurface Flows, As Applicable To Hydraulic Structures, Have Been Introduced In Chapter 9. Different Types Of Canal Structures Have Been Discussed In Chapters 10, 11, And 13. Chapter 12 Has Been Devoted To Rivers And River Training Methods. After Introducing Planning Aspects Of Water Resource Projects In Chapter 14, Embankment Dams, Gravity Dams And Spillways Have Been Dealt With, Respectively, In Chapters 15, 16 And 17.The Students Would Find Solved Examples (Including Design Problems) In The Text, And Unsolved Exercises And The List Of References Given At The End Of Each Chapter Useful.

Water, Food and Poverty in River Basins

Defining the Limits

Author: Myles J. Fisher,Simon E. Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113572427X

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Conventional wisdom says that the world is heading for a major water crisis. By 2050, global population will increase from 7 billion to a staggering 9.5 billion and the demands this will place on food and water systems will inevitably push river basins over the edge. The findings from this book present a different picture. While it is convenient to visualize an inevitable global water and food crisis in which increasing demands result in increasing poverty, food insecurity and conflict, the reality is far more nuanced and revolves around the politics of equitable and sustainable development of resources. The first part of this book provides detailed insight into conditions of water flows within nine river basins. In the second part, authors summarize and re-analyze the outcome of the nine basins, providing a coherent global picture of water, water productivity and development. They assess the impacts of variations of these attributes on development and approaches for poverty alleviation, and explore the institutional factors that support or obstruct change. How people will manage river systems while protecting vital ecosystem functions will make the difference between catastrophe and survival. As Prof Asit Biswas points out, "... the world is facing a water crisis not because of physical scarcity of water but because of poor management practices in nearly all countries of the world." The book is based on the four years (2006-2010) of extensive research into the state of ten of the world’s major river basins carried out under the CGIAR Challenge Program for Water and Food’s Basin Focal Project. This book was published as a special issue of Water International.

Development of Water Resources in India

Author: Vikas Garg,Vijay P. Singh,Vijay Raj

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319551256

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 537

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This proceedings volume, with more than 30 chapters, is based on the presentations given at the National Conference on Water Resources and Hydropower (WRHP-2016) and represents the state-of-the-art in water resources in India. It includes experimental investigations, field studies, theoretical developments, numerical methods, as well as engineering achievements in water resources. The contributions are organised under four main topics: • Water Resources and Management: covers the issues related to water resources planning and management, water conservation, flood mitigation, policies and governance, conflict over rivers and planning of groundwater evolution, Assessment of Sedimentation, Surface water quality, Rainfall assessment, • Climate Change and Global Warming: includes chapters on the impact of climate on water resources and groundwater, hydrological impacts of climate change, Ground Water Contaminants, Assessment of Evaporation and evapotranspiration effects on global warming • Hydraulic Structures: presents contributions on fluvial hydraulics,flow through Weirs, Open Channel flow, river flood control, scour and erosion, dam and dowstream block failures and protection, Losses in pipes By combining these topics, the book provides a valuable resource for practitioners and researchers, including field engineers, academicians, planners, health specialists, disaster managers, decision makers and policy makers engaged in various aspects of water resources and hydropower. The WRHP-2016 was organised in association with the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttrakhand Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited and the Indian Society for Hydraulics, Pune and was held in University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India from June 17-18, 2016.

Geography of Water Resources

Author: Ram Kumar Gurjar,B. C. Jat

Publisher: Rawat Pubns

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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Water bodies on all the four sides surround the globe, yet we face water shortage in most nations! In our country too, not only the per capita water availability is falling drastically, even the quality of available water is also fast deteriorating. Over-extraction of ground water has further led to many problems. So, there is a pressing need to educate the common man about the importance of effective management of water resources. Geography of Water Resources fulfils this need. This book has been introduced in the syllabus of universities and colleges in India as well as all over the world. However, much information concerning the water resources management lies scattered in various research publications, which are beyond the reach of common man. The book, therefore, presents a comprehensive, well-illustrated and documented account of the issues concerning water resources management. In this, various aspects of the scientific management of water resources, such as their worldwide distribution and circulation through all spheres of earth, water quality and its uses, irrigation methods, floods, droughts, watershed management, traditional water harvesting techniques, water ethics, etc., have been discussed. It is hoped that the book will be of immense help not only to students, researchers, analysts, commentators, academicians and policy makers, but also for those appearing in various competitive examinations.

Dynamics of Climate Change and Water Resources of Northwestern Himalaya

Author: Rajesh Joshi,Kireet Kumar,Lok Man S Palni

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319137433

Category: Science

Page: 204

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This book is about the Himalayan ranges as a source of fresh water supply and a perennial store house of ice, snow and permafrost as well as a vast repository of rich biodiversity, in the light of climate change. Special attention is given to the dynamics of snow and glaciers in the northwestern Himalayas, assessment of climate change patterns, and the consequences of changes and flow regime in order to understand the behaviour of climate change in the northwestern Himalayas. The outcome of melting glaciers are pro-glacial lakes. Their increasing size and potential danger of outbursts requires systematic study, particularly where there is the risk of impact on life and property. Furthermore, the changing trend of the hydrological cycle on a regional or local scale is another area of research which calls for the attention of geoscientists. To date there is a scarcity of reliable data meaning that a concerted effort is still required by all parties.

Elements of Water Resources Engineering

Author: K. N. Duggal

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122408072

Category: Dams

Page: 588

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The Book Conforms To The Modern Concept Of Treating The Diversified Problems Of Water Resources Engineering Through A Multi-Disciplinary And Integrated Approach And Incorporating It In The Educational Curriculum For Effective And Comprehensive Teaching. It Specifically Deals With The Principal Segments Of Water Resources Engineering Which Include Hydrology, Ground Water, Water Management For Irrigation And Power, Flood Control, Engineering Economy In Water Resources Projects For Flood Control, Project Planning In Water Resources, Concrete And Earth Dams.Because Of The Multi-Disciplinary Nature Of Water Resources Engineering Problems, It Is Seldom Possible To Do Full Justice To The Subjects Unless The Teaching Imparts Background Knowledge Of The Allied Disciplines, Viz., Probability And Statistics, Engineering Economics And Systems Engineering. The Book Represents An Attempt To Fulfill This Primal Need.The Book Would Primarily Benefit Students Doing Graduation In Civil Engineering And Those Appearing In Section-B Examination Of The Institution Of Engineers (India). Besides, Some Of The Topics Covered In The Book Would Also Be Of Much Use By Post-Graduate Students In Water Resources Engineering.

Regional Hydrological Impacts of Climatic Change: Impact assessment and decision making

Author: Stewart W. Franks

Publisher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences

ISBN: 9781901502084

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

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First considers the assessment of the hydrological impacts of future climate and then addresses decision making for mitigation/adaptation strategies, given the uncertainties associated with predictions by water resources and hydrological extremes models.

Karsthydrographie und physische Speläologie

Author: A. Bögli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662080528

Category: Science

Page: 294

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Das vorliegende Buch über Karsthydrographie und physische Speläologie ver bindet zwei Sachgebiete, die bisher getrennt behandelt worden sind. Beide Wissensgebiete sind ihre eigenen Wege gegangen, weniger aus sachlicher Ver schiedenheit, als wegen der unterschiedlichen Betrachtungsweise. In der Karst hydrographie steht die Beschreibung unterirdischer Gewässer mit ihrem physi kalischen und chemischen Verhalten im Mittelpunkt, in der physischen Speläo logie die unterirdischen Hohlräume mit ihrem Inhalt, die meist durch eben diese Wässer geschaffen worden sind. Diese Hohlräume lassen sich nur mit Hilfe karsthydrographischer Kenntnisse richtig interpretieren, geben aber daftir Hin weise auf das Verhalten der Karstgewässer. Karsthydrographie und physische Speläologie sind somit zwei Seiten des unterirdischen Karstphänomens und sollten unter einem einheitlichen Blickwinkel betrachtet werden. Das Buch wendet sich an Geologen, Hydrogeologen, Geomorphologen, Geographen und Karstforscher, vor allem Speläologen, sowie an alle Höhlen freunde, unter ihnen im besonderen die Laienforscher. Der Inhalt muß daher zwei Gruppen ansprechen, einerseits die akademisch Geschulten, seien es Hoch schuldozenten, Hochschulabsolventen oder noch Studenten, die in der Regel ausreichende Grundlagen zum Verständnis der theoretischen Ausführungen aufweisen, andererseits die Laien, die eine erlebte Anschauung aus den Höhlen mitbringen, doch häufJ.g nicht über alle wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen zum Verständnis der Phänomene verfügen. Deshalb mußten gelegentlich auch ein facheren Problemen größerer Raum gewährt und nomenklatorische Fragen mit einbezogen werden.

Hydroinformatics in Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources

Proceedings of Symposium JS.4 at the Joint Convention of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Held in Hyderabad, India, 6-12 September 2009

Author: I. D. Cluckie

Publisher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences

ISBN: 9781907161025

Category: Science

Page: 525

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Hydroinformatics is a reflection of the intense development that has occurred in the application of information technology in the areas of Hydrology, Hydraulics and Water Resources. This collection of peer-reviewed papers is the proceedings of a symposium held during the joint Convention of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) in Hyderabad, India, 2009, which recognised the increasing strength of interest in this area.The 60 papers focus on topics ranging from Whole System Modelling and Uncertainty, to Hydrological Applications of Hydroinformatics, to Hydrogeological Applications and to Modelling of Large Systems