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Advances in Water Security

Arsenic Water Resources Contamination

Challenges and Solutions

Editors: Fares, Ali, Singh, Sushant K. (Eds.)

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  • Addresses the challenges posed by global mass poisoning from arsenic water contamination
  • Synthesizes research in environmental sciences, management, sustainability, public health and policy
  • Presents case studies in Pakistan and India to discuss prediction models and policy recommendations for mitigating arsenic contamination
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About this book

This edited volume brings together a diverse group of environmental science, sustainability and health researchers to address the challenges posed by global mass poisoning caused by arsenic water contamination. The book sheds light on this global environmental issue, and proposes solutions to aquatic contamination through a multi-disciplinary lens and case studies from Bangladesh and India. The book may serve as a reference to environment and sustainability researchers, students and policy makers.
Part one of the book describes the issue of arsenic contamination in ground water and river basins, including its source and distribution in specific locations in India. Part two explains the routes of exposure to environmental arsenic, its transport in aquatic ecosystems, and the health risks linked to arsenic exposure in food and the environment. Part three addresses sustainable arsenic contamination mitigation strategies and policies, the socioeconomic, demographic, cultural and psychological aspects of arsenic contamination, and the potential applications of GIS and remote sensing in providing solutions. Part four concludes by discussing the role of local and regional institutions in water resources management for a variety of issues including but not limited to arsenic contamination, and presents a case study in the Indus river basin in Pakistan to propose future contamination mitigation strategies.

About the authors

Ali Fares is the Interim Vice President of Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs and Professor of Water Security at Prairie View A&M University, Texas. He is currently the editor of the Water Security Book Series and edited two books. In addition, he published 14 book chapters, over 20 conference proceedings, and over 74 articles in peer reviewed journals. His research interests include disaster preparedness and resiliency, flood prediction and mitigation, water security, water-energy-food nexus, watershed hydrology and management, water allocation, irrigation management, and adaptation and mitigation of climate variability.

Dr. Sushant Singh is the lead artificial intelligence and machine learning scientist in the Department of Health, Insurance and Life Sciences at Virtusa Corporation, New York. He earned two PhD degrees: one in Environmental Science from India and another in Environmental Management in the US. He authored more than 30 peer reviewed journal articles, two books, three book chapters, two conference proceedings, one encyclopedia entry, and over 25 international presentations. His research interests include the application of artificial intelligence in health, insurance, life sciences, and environmental sustainability.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Groundwater Arsenic Contamination and Availability of Safe Water for Drinking in Middle Ganga Plain in India

    Pages 1-41

    Sahu, Sudarsan (et al.)

  • Geomorphic Controls on Spatial Arsenic Distribution in Aquifers of the Brahmaputra River Floodplains

    Pages 43-53

    Choudhury, Runti (et al.)

  • Reductive Dissolution of Fe-oxyhydroxides a Potential Mechanism for Arsenic Release into Groundwater in the Alluvial Plain of River Brahmaputra

    Pages 55-71

    Baviskar, Shirishkumar M. (et al.)

  • Sources of Arsenic Exposure in Well-Nourished Children

    Pages 73-101

    Tippairote, Torsak (et al.)

  • Environmental Arsenic Exposure and Human Health Risk

    Pages 103-129

    Mitra, Anindita (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-21258-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-21257-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Arsenic Water Resources Contamination
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Solutions
Editors
  • Ali Fares
  • Sushant K. Singh
Series Title
Advances in Water Security
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21258-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21258-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21257-5
Series ISSN
2523-3572
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 305
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
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