Water Science and Technology Library

Hydrology and Water Resources of India

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

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India is endowed with varied topographical features, such as high mountains, extensive plateaus, and wide plains traversed by mighty rivers. Water is an important input in the socio-economic development of a nation. In India, this dependence is even more apparent, as 70% of her population is dependent on agriculture.

Divided into four sections the book provides a comprehensive overview of water resources of India. Beginning with a general description of the country, major hydrologic features, such as climate (precipitation, temperature, radiation, etc.), streamflow, groundwater, soil, etc. are discussed. A detailed treatment of all major river basins is provided, which includes description of catchments, tributaries, surface water and ground water, and important water resources projects. This is followed by a discussion on major uses of water in India, major projects, water related problems including environment and water quality, provisions of the constitution of India, interlinking of India rivers, and institutions dealing with water resources. Finally, the last chapter discusses some views on water management policy for India.

Audience
The book should be useful to Water Resources professionals, particularly those with an interest in India, graduate students, researchers, teachers, planners and policy makers

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Physical Environment of India

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

    Pages 3-62

  • Water Budget and Population of India

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

    Pages 65-85

  • Rainfall and Analysis of Rainfall Data

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

    Pages 87-153

  • Evaporation and other Meteorological Data

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

    Pages 155-192

  • Runoff and Streamflow

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

    Pages 193-234

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-5179-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hydrology and Water Resources of India
Authors
Series Title
Water Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
57
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5180-7
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-5180-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5179-1
Series ISSN
0921-092X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LXXXII, 1260
Topics