Ground Water Development - Issues and Sustainable Solutions

Editors: Ray, S P Sinha (Ed.)

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  • Provides awareness on ground water conditions in major hydrogeological framework
  • Chapters contributed by renowned Ground Water Experts
  • Provides solutions to ground water development problems which will be very useful for researchers and policy makers of the ground water development schemes
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Ground water resources are receiving global attention, as human population growth and development cause significant changes to the earth system. It plays a major role in ensuring livelihood security in many parts of South Asia and its contribution to poverty alleviation is substantial. The complex nature of ground water problems in the Indian Sub-continent requires a precise delineation of the ground water regimes in different hydro geological settings and socio-economic conditions and is a primary necessity for sustainable and equitable management. Strategies to respond to ground water over-exploitation and deteriorating water quality must be based on a new approach. Practical policies and various solution options urgently need to be formulated and implemented to prevent the development problems.

There is pressing need to evolve workable methods and approaches based on modern scientific researches on ground water resources, as well as to build a social framework including community participation at all levels for a ground water development system. The community participation in water pumping policies, incentives of efficient use, affordability of low income users and other vulnerable groups, water awareness are prime factors for success of any ground water based water supply project.

About the authors

S. P. Sinha Ray has been a member of Central Ground Water Board and Central Ground Water Authority, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India. He has more than 40 years of experience in groundwater exploration, development and management. By virtue of his long association with the country’s apex organization dealing with groundwater resources, he has acquired substantial expertise in the field. Besides having a vast knowledge of the subject within the country, he has also gained insights and know-how in other countries like Algeria, Bangladesh, the USA, Korea, Zimbabwe and Japan. He is a Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science, a Member, International Association of Hydrogeologists and Emeritus President, Centre for Ground Water Studies, Kolkata.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Major Ground Water Development Issues in South Asia: An Overview

    Ray, S. P. Sinha (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Water Management in Arid and Semiarid Areas of India

    Das, Subhajyoti

    Pages 15-33

  • Frontiers of Hard Rock Hydrogeology in India

    Das, Subhajyoti

    Pages 35-68

  • Characterization of a Deep Saline Aquifer Using Oil Exploration Data in an Arid Region of Rajasthan, India

    Sinha, Ranjan (et al.)

    Pages 69-83

  • Sustainable Management of Groundwater in Hard Rock Aquifers of South Andaman and Rutland Islands, India

    Kar, Amlanjyoti

    Pages 85-105

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ground Water Development - Issues and Sustainable Solutions
Editors
  • S P Sinha Ray
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1771-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1771-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1770-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 349
Number of Illustrations
66 b/w illustrations, 92 illustrations in colour
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