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Groundwater Management in Asian Cities

Technology and Policy for Sustainability

Takizawa, Satoshi (Ed.)

2008, XVI, 334p. 131 illus., 7 illus. in color.

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In 2007, the world's urban population surpassed the number of people living in rural areas and is still growing. The number of city dwellers who do not have access to piped water and rely on groundwater is also increasing. In many Asian cities, groundwater is not only the source of domestic water but also an important resource for industrial development, making better management of groundwater resources essential for sustainable development. Because groundwater is easier to access and costs less than water from piped systems, groundwater abstraction cannot be easily regulated. Policies for groundwater management adopted in Japan and other Asian countries are compared, and technologies for efficient use of groundwater are elucidated. Groundwater contamination is also a serious problem that exacerbates water scarcity in Asian cities. Case studies illustrate the cause and consequences of naturally occurring contaminants such as arsenic and fluoride, and groundwater contamination due to anthropogenic contaminants is described. Also discussed are technologies for treating contaminated groundwater to reduce the health risks of drinking contaminated groundwater.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » City Planning - GIS - Geography - Groundwater - Transportation Engineering - environmental engineering - remediation - sustainability - sustainable development - water management

Related subjects » Geography - Water Policy, Governance, and Management

Table of contents 

Groundwater Problems in Urban Areas.- Groundwater Use and Management in Urban Areas.- Groundwater Resources in Urban Water Management.- Groundwater Potential in the Central District of Tokyo.- Technologies for the Analysis of Urban Groundwater.- The Shallow Groundwater Environment and the Risk of Soil Liquefaction.- Coupled Groundwater Flow/Deformation Modelling for Predicting Land Subsidence.- Groundwater Contamination in Urban Areas.- Detection of Microbial Contamination in Groundwater.- Efficient Use of Groundwater Resources.- Environmental Systems Analysis of Urban Water Systems.- Groundwater Use for Thermal Energy.- Bioremediation of Groundwater and Soil in Urban Areas.- Groundwater Management in Asian Cities.- Groundwater Management Policies in Asian Mega-Cities.- Groundwater Contamination in Asian Coastal Cities: Case Study of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.- Arsenic contamination in Hanoi City, Vietnam.- Health Risks of Fluoride in the Chiang Mai Basin, Thailand.

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