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River Sand Mining Modelling and Sustainable Practice

The Kangsabati River, India

Authors: Bhattacharya, Raj Kumar, Das Chatterjee, Nilanjana

  • Proposes specific practicable measures to minimize the environmental consequences of instream sand mining using different geospatial models
  • Presents methodologies and models along with analysis of enough comprehensive algorithms and citing case studies, which will helpful for the students, researchers, academicians, decision makers and practitioners
  • Proposes sustainable sand mining practices in response to several inter-linking correlations between all components and sub-systems in river dynamic processes
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  • Due: July 10, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-72296-8
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About this book

Worldwide demand for sand and gravel is increasing daily, as the need for these materials continues to rise, for example in the construction sector, in land filling and for transportation sector based infrastructural projects. This results in over-extraction of sand from channel beds, and hampers the natural renewal of sediment, geological setup and morphological processes of the riverine system. 

In India, illegal sand mining (of alluvial channels) and gravel mining (of perennial channels) are two anthropogenic issues that negatively affect the sustainable drainage system. Along the Kangsabati River in India, the consequences of sand mining are very serious. The construction of Mukutmonipur Dam (1958) on the river causes huge sediment deposition along the middle and downstream areas, these same areas are also intensely mined for sand (instream and on the flood plain). Geospatial models are applied in order to better understand the state and the resilience of stream hydraulics, morphological and river ecosystem variables during pre-mining and post-mining stages, using micro-level datasets of the Kangsabati River. 

The book also includes practicable measures to minimize the environmental consequences of instream mining in respect to optimum sand mining. It discusses the threshold limits of each variable in stream hydraulics, morphological and river ecological regime, and also discusses the most affected variables. Consequently, all outputs will be very useful for students, researchers, academicians, decision makers and practitioners and will facilitate applying these techniques to create models for other river basins.


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eBook 93,08 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: July 10, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-72296-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: July 10, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-72295-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
River Sand Mining Modelling and Sustainable Practice
Book Subtitle
The Kangsabati River, India
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Science and Engineering
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-72296-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-72296-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-72295-1
Series ISSN
1863-5520
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 376
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 142 illustrations in colour
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