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Springer Hydrogeology

Groundwater of South Asia

Editors: Mukherjee, Abhijit (Ed.)

  • Presents a compilation of compelling insights into groundwater scenarios throughout the water-stressed South Asia region
  • Includes chapters written by leading experts and researchers across the world
  • Presents unique data on groundwater studies for scientists, planners, and policymakers
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About this book

This book presents recent findings from the South Asian region (SA), broadly including groundwater studies on (a) quantity, (b) exploration, (c) quality and pollution, (d) economics, management and policies, (e) groundwater and society, and (f) sustainable sources. It offers a compilation of compelling, authentic insights into groundwater scenarios throughout the water-stressed South Asia region. Comprising Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, it is the most densely populated region in the world: It occupies approximately 4% of the global land area but supports more than 25% of the global population. The SA region now faces an acute shortage of fresh water due to a rapid rise in water demand and changes in societal water-use patterns. Combining essential advances and perspectives, this book offers a valuable resource for all scientists, planners and policymakers who are interested in understanding and developing the SA and other related areas.

About the authors

Prof. Abhijit Mukherjee, PhD graduated from the University of Kentucky, USA and completed postdoctoral work at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He also served as the Physical Hydrogeologist at the Alberta Geological Survey in Canada. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Geology and Geophysics, and School of Environmental Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India. His main research areas are physical, chemical and isotope hydrogeology, including modeling and contaminant transport, as well as water resource management and the effects of climate change on the hydrosphere. He is a member of the Geological Society of America (GSA), International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), and Indian Science Congress Association. Dr. Mukherjee has over 20 years of teaching and research experience. He leads several international groundwater research consortiums, and has researched in several countries, with emphasis on basin-scale hydrogeology. Among many awards and recognitions, in 2016, he was conferred the National Geoscience Award by the President of India. He is presently the Associate Editor of several journals, including the Journal of Hydrology, Groundwater for Sustainable Development, Frontiers in Environmental Science and Journal of Earth System Science.

Table of contents (43 chapters)

  • Overview of the Groundwater of South Asia

    Mukherjee, Abhijit

    Pages 3-20

  • Groundwater Availability in the Kabul Basin, Afghanistan

    Mack, Thomas J.

    Pages 23-35

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  • Estimating Present-Day Groundwater Recharge Rates in India

    Mukherjee, Abhijit (et al.)

    Pages 37-47

  • Groundwater Storage Variations in India

    Bhanja, Soumendra Nath (et al.)

    Pages 49-59

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  • Groundwater of Hard Rock Aquifers of India

    Chandra, Prabhat Chandra

    Pages 61-84

Buy this book

eBook 178,49 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-3889-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 219,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-3888-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Groundwater of South Asia
Editors
  • Abhijit Mukherjee
Series Title
Springer Hydrogeology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3889-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3889-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3888-4
Series ISSN
2364-6454
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 799
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations, 234 illustrations in colour
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