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Water Science and Technology Library

Urban Ecology, Water Quality and Climate Change

Editors: Sarma, A.K., Singh, V.P., Bhattacharjya, R.K., Kartha, S.A. (Eds.)

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  • Includes high-quality research contributions in the field of urban ecology addressing problems of both surface and subsurface water
  • Presents several case studies that discuss urban water management, particularly highlighting the quality aspects
  • Discusses special topics concerning urban water management in cities in the developing world
  • Analyzes a way forward for a better future
  • Is useful to environmentalists, hydrologists, and socioeconomic scientists addressing the vulnerability of the environment due to urbanization
  • Is lavishly illustrated
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About this book

This unique book brings together high-quality research contributions on ecological aspects of urbanization, water quality concerns in an urban environment, and climate change issues with a strong Indian focus under one umbrella. It includes several case studies that discuss urban water management, particularly highlighting the quality aspects.

Urbanization is an ecological disturbance that the modern world accepts as essential in the absence of a better alternative that could provide an equal level of comfort. The prohibitive costs of eco-friendly production technologies are forcing the developing world to generate industrial waste that is detrimental to the environment.  At the same time, the availability of adequate fresh water is another challenge for our climate-change impacted world. The scientific community is, therefore, searching for ways towards ecologically sustainable urban development. Discussing all these issues, this book offers a useful guide for academicians, researchers, practicing engineers, and managers dealing with diverse water-related problems in urban areas.

About the authors

Prof. A.K. Sarma, the former Head of the Civil Engineering Department and former Dean of Student Affairs of the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, is presently holding the prestigious B.P. Chalida Chair Professor position given by the Ministry of Water Resources of the government of India. Dr. Sarma has also served as Visiting Professor in the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, in 2015. The NPTEL video course on hydraulic Engineering developed by Prof. Sarma is receiving wide appreciation from different parts of the globe and has entered into the top 5 most visited courses. He published more than 100 technical papers in national and international journals, books and conference proceedings. Apart from working on the management of Indian Rivers, Dr Sarma has also provided his technical expertise  on the management of Mekong River. He is dedicated to work on the development of BRAHMA (Braided River Aid: Hydro Morphological

 

Analyzer) model for management of braided rivers like the Brahmaputra. He serves as reviewer of several reputed international journals and has served as Member and Adviser of various prestigious committees. In addition to his academic achievements, Dr Sarma also actively contributes to society   through music and drama. As an approved lyricist of All India Radio, he has composed several songs, drama and musical features for All India Radio and Television to bring scientific awareness to the masses.

 

Professor V.P. Singh is a Distinguished Professor and Caroline and  William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering at Texas  A&M University. He received his B.S., M.S., Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees in  engineering. He is a registered professional engineer, a registered professional hydrologist, and an Honorary diplomate in water resources  engineering of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. Professor Singh has extensively published the results of an extraordinary range of his scientific pursuits. He has published  hundreds of journal and tens of books and book chapters in hydrology, ground water, hydraulics, irrigation engineering, environmental engineering, and water resources. For his scientific contributions to the development and management of  water resources and promoting the cause of their conservation and  sustainable use, he has received more than 75 national and  international awards and numerous honors, including three honorary  doctorates. He is a Distinguished Member of ASCE, and a fellow EWRI,  AWRA, IWRS, ISAE, IASWC and IE and holds membership in 10  international science/engineering academies. He has served as  President and Senior Vice President of the American Institute of Hydrology (AIH).

 

 Prof. Dr. Rajib Bhattacharjya is a Professor in the Department of  Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. His current research interests include groundwater management and pollution control, management of saltwater intrusion in coastal aquifers, classical and metaheuristic optimization methods and  artificial neural networks. He has more than 15 years of experience in teaching and research and has published more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific publications in various reputed international journals and conference proceedings. As a faculty member at the Indian Institute of  Technology Guwahati, he is involved in teaching courses in subsurface  hydrology, surface water hydrology, optimization methods, and water resources planning and management.

 

Dr. Suresh A. Kartha is presently Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati, India. He joined IIT Guwahati in the year 2007 as a Senior Lecturer in the specialization of Water Resources Engineering and Management in the Department of Civil Engineering. As a faculty member, Dr. Kartha has taught courses on numerical methods, hydrology, subsurface hydrology, fluid mechanics, etc., and his research focus is in the area of flow and transport processes in the porous media. His internet web profile can be assessed through the link http://www.iitg.ac.in/kartha/homepage/index.html.

 

 

Table of contents (32 chapters)

Table of contents (32 chapters)
  • Sustainable Urban Ecosystems: Problems and Perspectives

    Pages 3-11

    Singh, Vijay P.

  • Construction in Nature Versus Nature of Construction

    Pages 13-27

    Imam, Aabshar U. K. (et al.)

  • The Use of Vegetation as Expression of a Happy Memory in Jean Nouvel’s Recent Projects

    Pages 29-38

    Todoran, Smaranda Maria

  • Soil Leaching Behaviour of Different Urban Landscapes

    Pages 39-57

    Sarma, Banasri (et al.)

  • Environmental Sustainability: Stabilized Mud Block

    Pages 59-68

    Dutta, Atanu Kumar (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74494-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74493-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-09006-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Ecology, Water Quality and Climate Change
Editors
  • Arup K. Sarma
  • Vijay P. Singh
  • Rajib K. Bhattacharjya
  • Suresh A. Kartha
Series Title
Water Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
84
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74494-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74494-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74493-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09006-7
Series ISSN
0921-092X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 440
Number of Illustrations
70 b/w illustrations, 97 illustrations in colour
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