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.

Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering

Author: K. C. Patra

Publisher: Alpha Science International Limited

ISBN: 9781842654217

Category: Science

Page: 591

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"Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering illustrates all the terms of the hydrologic cycle and discusses the possible ways of their estimation. Application of the methods to the field problems are discussed extensively. The book focuses primarily on surface water hydrology and all the aspects of hydrologic processes, analysis, and design. All the hydrologic processes and storages such as precipitation, infiltration, evaporation, stream flow-runoff estimation, evapo-transpiration, hydrograph, flood estimation, flood routing, reservoir and sedimentation are covered with a number of alternative approaches to solve the problems, followed by examples, taken from field data to make the readers understand the techniques conceptually."--BOOK JACKET.

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.

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."

Water-Quality Hydrology

Author: Vijay Singh,Bhishm Kumar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401103933

Category: Science

Page: 288

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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.

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.

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.

Water Policy Science and Politics

An Indian Perspective

Author: M. Dinesh Kumar

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128149043

Category: Science

Page: 326

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Water Policy Science and Politics: An Indian Perspective presents the importance of politics and science working together in policymaking in the water sector. Many countries around the developed and developing world, including India, are experiencing major water scarcity problems that will undoubtedly increase with the impacts of climate change. This book discusses specific topics in India’s water, agriculture and energy sectors, focusing on scientific aspects, academic and political discourse, and policy issues. The author presents cases from the interrelated sectors of water resources, supplies, sanitation, and energy and climate, including controversial topics that illustrate how science and politics can work together. Challenges the linear and conventional approaches to water management and water policymaking in India that are also applicable in developing countries across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa Presents best practice ideas and methods that help science and politics work together Highlights a key gap of communication between science and policy in water research, with solutions on how this can be addressed

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 Resources Planning and Management

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

Author: Vijay Singh,Bhishm Kumar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780792336532

Category: Science

Page: 386

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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.

Hydrological and environmental issues of interbasin water transfers in India: a case of the Krishna River Basin

Author: Smakhtin, Vladimir, Gamage, Nilantha, Bharati, Luna

Publisher: IWMI

ISBN: 9290906820

Category: Krishna River Watershed (India)

Page: 26

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This study attempts to examine those unique aspects of interbasin water transfer planning, which are of critical importance to the sustainable water resources development in India. It focuses on the crucial aspect of accurate quantification of surface water availability, which determines the entire feasibility of a water transfer. It also illustrates the impacts of upstream water resources development on the deltas’ environment thus justifying the deltas’ environmental flow requirements. The report targets government departments, research institutions and NGOs – primarily in India and other countries of the region – which are engaged or interested in issues of interbasin water transfer and environmental water management. The research intends to: contribute to the effectiveness of water resources planning and management in India; emphasize the need for urgent improvement of access to hydrometeorological data in the country; and aim to stimulate further debate on water transfers.

Water Resources Planning and Management

Author: R. Quentin Grafton,Karen Hussey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139496490

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Water is an increasingly critical issue at the forefront of global policy change, management and planning. There are growing concerns about water as a renewable resource, its availability for a wide range of users, aquatic ecosystem health, and global issues relating to climate change, water security, water trading and water ethics. This handbook provides the most comprehensive reference ever published on water resource issues. It brings together multiple disciplines to understand and help resolve problems of water quality and scarcity from a global perspective. Its case studies and 'foundation' chapters will be greatly valued by students, researchers and professionals involved in water resources, hydrology, governance and public policy, law, economics, geography and environmental studies.

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."

Fundamentals of Hydrology

Author: Tim Davie

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415399866

Category: Science

Page: 200

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In order to manage the world's increasingly scarce water resources we must have a sound understanding of how water moves around the planet and what influences water quality. Fundamentals of Hydrology provides an engaging and comprehensive introduction to this subject and provides real-life examples of water resource management in a changing world. The second edition of this popular book brings the text up-to-date with additional case studies and diagrams and a greater synthesis of water quality with physical hydrology. The chapters on runoff and evaporation have been updated and the final chapter on hydrology in a changing world has more material on water resource management strategies. Additionally the chapter on streamflow analysis now includes a more in-depth section on modelling runoff. The book begins with a comprehensive coverage of precipitation, evaporation, water stored in the ground and as snow and ice, and runoff. These physical hydrological processes show with respect to the fundamental knowledge about the process, its measurement and estimation and how it ties in with water quality. Following this is a section on analyzing streamflow data, including using computer models and combining hydrology and ecology for in-stream flow assessment. A chapter on water quality shows how to measure and estimate it in a variable environment and finishes with a section on pollution treatment. The final chapter brings the text together to discuss water resource management andreal-life issues that are faced by hydrologists in a constantly changing world. Fundamentals of Hydrology is a lively and accessible introduction to the study of hydrology at university level. This new edition continues to provide an understanding of hydrological processes, knowledge of the techniques used to assess water resources and an up-to-date overview of water resource management in a changing world. Throughout the text, wide-ranging examples and case studies are used to clearly explain ideas and methods. Short chapter summaries, essay questions, guides to further reading and a glossary are also included.

Subsurface-Water Hydrology

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

Author: Vijay 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.

Inter-Basin Water Transfer

Case Studies from Australia, United States, Canada, China and India

Author: Fereidoun Ghassemi,Ian White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139463047

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Increasing demands for irrigation, domestic and industrial water have generated a massive growth world-wide in the number of large water infrastructure projects involving the transfer of water from basins considered to have surplus water to those where the demand for water has exceeded or is expected to exceed supplies. Using the experiences of projects in Australia, United States, Canada, China and India, this book examines case studies within the diverse geographical, climatic, economic, and policy regimes operating in these countries. It examines the water resources of Australia, the driest inhabited continent, and explores inter-basin water transfer projects in the United States, Canada, China and India, examining their benefits and impacts within these nations' contrasting economies and governance systems. This comprehensive and well-illustrated text will be of great interest to professionals and researchers in the fields of hydrology, water resources, and to those engaged in environmental science, policy and regulation.

Elementary Engineering Hydrology:

Author: Deodhar

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 813174292X

Category:

Page: 408

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Elementary Engineering Hydrology is written for civil engineering students. It provides a comprehensive coverage of all the essential aspects of hydrology. Simple and comprehensible for beginners in the course, this book also contains a host of additional information, by way of appendices, including India's National Water Policy, water resources of India and also a guide to using survey maps. These features of the book will make it an invaluable reference book for practicing engineers as well.

Engineering Hydrology

Author: Subramanya

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 1259029972

Category: Hydraulic engineering

Page: 534

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Principles of Water Resources

History, Development, Management, and Policy

Author: Thomas V. Cech

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470136316

Category: Political Science

Page: 546

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The third edition of Principles of Water Resources has been written with the non-technical student in mind. The text integrates a wide variety of water resources topics all under one cover, and breaks down complex topics into short, understandable, and interesting explanations. This new edition presents a comprehensive and timely presentation, covering water history, surface and groundwater hydrology, water law, water use and development, economics, environmental issues, water management, policy, and more. This book is ideally suited for undergraduate and graduate-level water resources courses found in departments of geography, earth sciences, biology, geology, watershed science, natural resources management, environmental studies, wildlife management, soils, biology, fisheries & wildlife, and law. FEATURES ? Well written and concise, this text is interesting, informative, and useful for both students and academics. ? A valuable reference containing the most current and up-to-date information on Water Resources. ? Wide-ranging coverage of a variety of relevant topics in the field of water resources rarely found in a single text. ? A respected author in the field over 20 years, Tom Cech developed programs and shaped policy in the areas of water quality, water rights, endangered species, water development, and water education. NEW TO THIS EDITION ? New ?Guest Essays? added throughout the text written by top names in their field ? Both ?Closer Look? and ?Sidebar Discussion? sections have been updated and added to reflect current trends and issues in water resources. ? Chapter 5 includes a new section on selenium. ? Maps and images have been updated and added throughout the text. ? The Transport and Deposition section has been moved to the end of Chapter 3 to improve the sequence of the material. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Tom Cech has been intimately involved in water resources for over 20 years at the local, state, and national levels. He has developed extensive programs and helped shape water policy in the areas of water quality, water rights, endangered species, water development, and water education. He has also taught the water resources course as an adjunct professor at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

Hydrology and Soil Conservation Engineering

Including Watershed Management

Author: GHANSHYAM DAS

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120335864

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 552

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Streamlined to facilitate student understanding, this second edition, containing the latest techniques and methodologies and some new problems, continues to provide a comprehensive treatment of hydrology of watersheds, soil erosion problems, design and installation of soil conservation practices and structures, hydrologic and sediment yield models, watershed management and water harvesting. It also deals with the special requirements of management of agricultural and forested watersheds. This book is designed for undergraduate students of agricultural engineering for courses in hydrology, and soil and water conservation engineering. It will also be of considerable value to students of agriculture, soil science, forestry, and civil engineering. KEY FEATURES Emphasises fundamentals using numerous illustrations to help students visualise different phenomena Offers lucid presentation of field practices Presents the analysis and design of basic hydraulic structures Devotes an entire chapter to watershed management Provides numerous solved design problems and exercise problems to develop a clear understanding of the theory Gives theoretical questions, and objective type questions with answers to test the students’ understanding.