cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration

Groundwater Management in Asian Cities

Technology and Policy for Sustainability

Editors: Takizawa, Satoshi (Ed.)

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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.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Takizawa, Satoshi

    Pages 3-11

  • Groundwater Use and Management in Urban Areas

    Takizawa, Satoshi

    Pages 13-34

  • Groundwater Resources in Urban Water Management

    Shen, Yanjun (et al.)

    Pages 35-59

  • Groundwater Potential in the Central District of Tokyo

    Tokunaga, Tomochika

    Pages 61-78

  • The Shallow Groundwater Environment and the Risk of Soil Liquefaction

    Hayashi, Takeshi

    Pages 81-103

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-78399-2
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-78398-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Groundwater Management in Asian Cities
Book Subtitle
Technology and Policy for Sustainability
Editors
  • Satoshi Takizawa
Series Title
cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Authors
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-78399-2
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-78399-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-78398-5
Series ISSN
1865-8504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 334
Number of Illustrations and Tables
124 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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