Applied Geoinformatics for Sustainable Integrated Land and Water Resources Management (ILWRM) in the Brahmaputra River basin

Results from the EC-project BRAHMATWINN

Editors: Sharma, Nayan, Flügel, Wolfgang-Albert (Eds.)

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  • Applies a holistic approach for transboundary river basin assessment and analysis
  • Deals with impacts of climate change on alpine mountains with relevance on a global scale
  • Generates synergy from integrating methods from natural, engineering and socio-economic sciences
  • Presents an decision support system for Integrated Land and Water Resources Management (ILWRM)
  • No similar research work published for the Himalayas so far
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The central theme of this book is focused on the analyses and the results which emerged from the international research project BRAHMATWINN sponsored by European Commission (EC) and conducted during 2006 – 2009. The book highlights the achievements of BRAHMATWINN to carry out a harmonised integrated water resources management (IWRM) approach as addressed by the European Water Initiative (EWI) in headwater river systems of alpine mountain massifs. The latter are already impacted from climate change, and the BRAHMATWINN project established transfer of professional IWRM expertise, approaches and tools based on case studies carried out in twinning European and Asian river basins. The project addresses all important IWRM issues in a balanced way, including conflict resolution in the trans- boundary Danube and Brahmaputra River Basins in Europe and South Asia respectively.

This book will be useful to researchers, professionals, managers and decision makers associated with study and application of sustainable integrated land and water resources management (ILWRM) in the backdrop of climate change.

About the authors

Prof Dr. Wolfgang-Albert Flügel is Chair of the Dept. of Geoinformatics, Hydrology and Modelling (DGHM) at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany. Earlier he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Heidelberg (1978-1984), Senior Specialist Scientist at the Hydrological Research Institute (HRI), Department of Water Affairs in South Africa (1985-1990), Professor for Geohydrology at the University of Bonn (1990-1994), and Principal Hydrologist at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka (2002-2003). His research and teaching are about hydrological system analysis, process based rainfall-runoff modelling, climate change impact, and integrated land and water resources management (ILWRM). He undertook 93 interdisciplinary research projects in Southern Africa, Brazil, Europe and South Asia, supervised 96 MSc theses, 24 PhD, has authorship in more than 120 publications, and the development of the Integrated Land Management System (ILMS).

Dr. Nayan Sharma is a Professor in IIT Roorkee teaching river engineering and hydraulic structures. Earlier, he was a professional engineer for flood control and irrigation in Brahmaputra basin. He has supervised 160 M.Tech theses, 19 PhD with 132 publications, and is a member of 62 national & international technical committees. He undertook 72 consulting and 9 National & International Research Projects. He edited Springer and INCID books. He has received the Indo-Swiss Bilateral Research Award as Visiting Professor in Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. He has delivered talks in The Imperial College London, Southampton University, Edinburgh University, EPFL Lausanne, Iowa University, IST Lisbon, Dr. K. L. Rao Memorial Lecture in 26th Nat. Conv. of Civ. Eng., Institution of Engineers (India), and Engineers Conclave-2014. He has researched on new Piano Key Weir technology for dam safety & in-stream storage as adaptation measure for climate change, and implementing RCC Jack Jetty for channelizing Ganga reach.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $149.99
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Softcover $99.99
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-81-322-2948-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applied Geoinformatics for Sustainable Integrated Land and Water Resources Management (ILWRM) in the Brahmaputra River basin
Book Subtitle
Results from the EC-project BRAHMATWINN
Editors
  • Nayan Sharma
  • Wolfgang-Albert Flügel
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1967-5
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1967-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-1966-8
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-2948-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 70
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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