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Main Title Hydrology and Water Resources of India [electronic resource] /
Author Jain, Sharad K.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Agarwal, Pushpendra K.
Singh, Vijay P.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2007
Call Number GB1001-1199.8
ISBN 9781402051807
Subjects Hydraulic engineering ; Environmental pollution ; Human Geography
Internet Access
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Collation LXXXII, 1260 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Physical Environment of India -- Hydrology and Hydrometeorology -- Water Budget and Population of India -- Rainfall and Analysis of Rainfall Data -- Evaporation and other Meteorological Data -- Runoff and Streamflow -- Groundwater -- River Basins -- River Basins of India -- Ganga Basin -- Brahmaputra and Barak Basin -- Indus Basin -- Narmada Basin -- Tapi, Sabarmati and Mahi Basins -- Mahanadi, Subernarekha and Brahmani Basins -- Krishna and Godavari Basins -- Cauvery and Pennar Basins -- Other Basins and Islands -- Water Uses, Projects, Problems, and Governance -- Major Uses of Water in India -- Problems Related to Water Resources Management in India -- Reservoirs and Lakes -- Water Quality and Related Aspects -- Constitutional Provisions, Inter-State Water Disputes and Treaties -- Inter-Basin Water Transfer -- Institutions in the Field of Hydrology and Water Resources -- Concepts of Water Governance for India. India is endowed with varied topographical features, such as high mountains, extensive plateaus, and wide plains traversed by mighty rivers. Water is an important input in the socio-economic development of a nation. In India, this dependence is even more apparent, as 70% of her population is dependent on agriculture. Divided into four sections the book provides a comprehensive overview of water resources of India. Beginning with a general description of the country, major hydrologic features, such as climate (precipitation, temperature, radiation, etc.), streamflow, groundwater, soil, etc. are discussed. A detailed treatment of all major river basins is provided, which includes description of catchments, tributaries, surface water and ground water, and important water resources projects. This is followed by a discussion on major uses of water in India, major projects, water related problems including environment and water quality, provisions of the constitution of India, interlinking of India rivers, and institutions dealing with water resources. Finally, the last chapter discusses some views on water management policy for India. Audience The book should be useful to Water Resources professionals, particularly those with an interest in India, graduate students, researchers, teachers, planners and policy makers