Assessment of Groundwater Resources and Management

Edited by AL. Ramanathan, Prosun Bhattacharya, A.K. Keshari, Jochen Bundschuh, D. Chandrasekharam and S.K. Singh, I.K. International Pub, 2009, xvi, 502 p, figs, tables, ISBN : 8190675727, $75.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Assessment of Groundwater Resources and Management/edited by AL. Ramanathan, Prosun Bhattacharya, A.K. Keshari, Jochen Bundschuh, D. Chandrasekharam and S.K. Singh

Contents: Preface. The editors. 1. Groundwater scenario and its management in Shillong urban agglomerate, Meghalaya/A.K. Biswal and P. Kalita. 2. Problems and perspectives used groundwater sources in case of emergency and projecting the drainage in Arid Zone of Central Asia/I.Sh. Normatov and A.E. Kireev. 3. Sustainable water management and reuse by natural treatment methods/R. Arthur James, K.V. Emmanuel, V.R. Saras Chand, S. Nagarajan and A. Rajendran. 4. Enhancing the recharge capabilities of Aravalli Ridge around the National Capital Territory, Delhi, India/S.K. Mohiddin, Shashank Shekhar, Uma Kapoor and P.N. Singh. 5. Bangladesh Government Policy in context of Arsenic Hazards and the effectiveness of activated Alumina in Arsenic mitigation/Rezual Kabul Chowdhury and Muhammad Azizul Hoque. 6. Management of groundwater resources through community participation approach in the coastal saline region of Gujarat/Shital Lodhia. 7. Arsenizhot sports detected in Patna District, Bihar (India) -- A serious health hazard for estimated human population of 5.5 lakhs/Ashok K. Ghosh, Shatrunjay K. Singh, Nupur Bose, N.P. Roy, Sushant K. Singh, Ajay K. Upadhyaya, Shailendra Kumar and Amardip Singh. 8. Multiple statistical analysis for groundwater quality assessment in Marudaiyar Basin, Tamil Nadu/S. Balaselvakumar, K. Kumaraswamy and R. Arthur James. 9. Physico-chemical characteristics and determination of Cu(II), Mn(II), Fe(II), Zn(II), Ni(II) and Pb(II) in the effluent from the sites of electroplating industries of Agra City, India/Monika Singh, Anjali Mishra and Susaro Verghese. 10. Nutrient chemistry of groundwater of NCT-Delhi, India/Manish Kumar, AL. Ramanathan, Bhawna Sharma and M.S. Rao. 11. Study on age-old non-conventional Adit/tunnel wells in the lateritic terrain of Kasargod District, Kerala/N.C. Nayak, D.S. Thambi and K. Balakrishnan. 12. Methods for estimation of replenishable groundwater resources adopted in India/Rana Chatterjee and B.M. Jha. 13. Assessment of groundwater reserves: A case study/Ramesh Chand, R.S.K. Srinivasulu, V.S. Singh and N.C. Mondal. 14. Groundwater quality and drastic vulnerability assessment of the aquifers in Aizawl City, Mizoram/L. Sailo and C. Mahanta. 15. Problem of selenium toxicity in Nawanshahr and Hoshiarpur Districts of Punjab State, India/K.P. Singh, K.S. Dhillon, S.K. Dhillon and N.S. Tiwana. 16. Impact of watershed development in groundwater augmentation in India/R.K. Sivanappan. 17. Predictive model for aquiferous units and quality of underground water in Onitsha Metropolis, Anambra Basin, Nigeria/O.A. Ehinola and W.O. Nneli. 18. Methods of artificial recharge of groundwater/P.G. Gaikwad and Deepak Khare. 19. Hydrogeological investigations in Pathri Rao watershed, Uttarakhand, India using an integrated isotopic technique/Laxmi Kant Kachhwal, D.C. Singhal, Bhishm Kumar, Vinay K. Sharma, S.K. Verma and M. Israil. 20. Sustainable Lei-drainage groundwater of Rawalpindi-Islamabad (North Pakistan) and the potentials of recharge/A.H. Malik. 21. Groundwater modeling for an aquifer storage recovery well under cotton wheat cultivation/R.S. Malik and B.S. Jhorar, J. Ingwerson and T. Streck. 22. Delineation of groundwater zone by magnetics in basement complex, West of Cuddapah Basin, India/C. Rama Rao, M.R.K. Prabhakara Rao, Sitarama Sinha and G.D.J. Sivakumar Sinha. 23. Investigation of aquifer remediation strategies by coupled finite element model for groundwater flow and contaminant transport/S.M.V. Sharief, T.I. Eldho and A.K. Rastogi. 24. Infiltration model for safe fly-ash disposal in the compound of IB Thermal Power Plant, Orissa, India/Ram Karan Singh, S.K. Singh and Satyajeet Nanda. 25. Stochastic algorithm for simulation of NAPL Dissolution and degradation reactions in porous media/P. Jegathambal and S. Mohan. 26. Modeling of riverbed aquifer with radial collector well and stream Recharge using MODFLOW and analytic element method: a case study/H.M. Patel, T.I. Eldho and A.K. Rastogi. 27. Role of subsurface colloids in groundwater contamination/T.K. Sen. 28. GIS based water balance model of Rift Valley Lakes, Ethiopia/Ram Karan Singh. 29. Groundwater resources development in the Western Ghats, India/Pradeep K. Nalik and Arun K. Awasthi. 30. Groundwater and water scarcity -- legislation and litigation: A Tamil Nadu experience/S. Ganapathy Venkatasubramanian and T.V. Lakshmanan. 31. Groundwater quality assessment in Tsunami affected Tamil Nadu Coast, India: A case study along Coleron to Karaikal/J.F. Lawrence, M. Karthikeyan and R. Ranjit Kumar. 32. Evaluation of groundwater quality for irrigation and drinking purposes in selected Taluks of Dakshina Kannada District in Karnataka, India/Oinam Jayalakshmi Devi, S.L. Belagali, A. Balasubramanian, Sutapa Bose, Senthilkumar G., S.N. Ramaswamy and AL. Ramanathan. 33. Remedy for arsenic poisoning? A quest in an unconventional area of research/A.R. Khuda Bukhsh. 34. Adsorptive removal of arsenite and arsenate ions from groundwater using iron (III) - loaded resin/T.S. Anirudhan and I.G. Shibi. 35. Removal of arsenate ions from groundwater using an anion exchanger derived from tamarind fruit shell/T.S. Anirudhan and P.G. Radhakrishnan. 36. Arsenic and fluoride in groundwater: an emerging problem in North Eastern India/A.K. Singh. 37. A simple electrocoagulation setup for arsenite removal from water/P.D. Nemade and Sanjeev Chaudhari. 38. Variation in concentration of fluoride in groundwater of South West District of NCT Delhi: case study/Shashank Shekhar, S.K. Mohiddin and P.N. Singh. 39. Newly developed absorbent for arsenic removal from groundwater/S.A. Deowan, J. Hoinkis and S. Evers. 40. Arsenic linkage in the irrigation water-soil-rice plant systems/M.R. Islam, M. Jahiruddin and S. Islam. 41. Surveillance, hydrogeochemistry, and methods for removal of fluoride contamination in groundwater: a case study from Kerala, India/P.S. Harikumar, Estifanos Haile, K. Madhavan, Vikas Chaudhary, Gannar Jacks and Prosun Bhattacharya. 42. Arsenic contamination in groundwater resources in Kathmandu Valley/Makhan Maharjan, Bhushan R. Shrestha, Kabita B. Shrestha, Rosha Raut (Khadka), Roshan R. Shrestha, Suresh Das Shrestha, Heihachiro Ishihara and Bikash Kafle. 43. Groundwater scenario of Kalahandi District, Orissa, India/R. Nayak, P.K. Mohapatra, G.C. Pati and N.C. Nayak. 44. A decision support tool to explore conjunctive use options in canal command/A. Upadhyaya, A.K. Sikka, A.K. Singh and P.R. Bhatnagar. 45. Bioaccumulation and aquatic food chain-emerging issues in heavy metal toxicity/C. Ghosh, Ridhima Sud, k. Anjana and A.J. Urfi. 46. Groundwater quality monitoring in the vicinity of Pirana Landfill Site, Ahmedabad, India: adequacy of conventional hydrochemical approach/Umesh Kumar Singh and Manish Kumar. 47. Recent developments in analytical techniques for monitoring inorganic pollutants in groundwater samples/V. Balaram. 48. Study of medium strength wastewater using two-stage biological treatment (biotower followed by activated sludge process)/H.S. Jeswani. 49. Hydrogeochemistry of fluoride contamination in groundwater of Dungarpur District, Rajasthan/A.K. Keshari and S.D. Dhiman. Author index. Subject index.

“The hydrogeological aspect of groundwater science is universal and applied in nature to have a sustainable water resource development with social, economic, ecological, cultural and aesthetic background. Since 99% of the world’s fresh available water is groundwater; yet, the majority of financial resources are directed to surface water found in rivers and lakes. This serious imbalance requires urgent redress. This volume addresses the issue to facilitate the joint analysis of groundwater management studies and problems faced by scientist, engineers, managers and other scholars from natural and applied sciences. Significant financial support is required for basic groundwater research if sustainable development is to be a realistic goal. As a freshwater resource, groundwater has major advantages over surface water. This is the basic idea that explicitly appears in almost all papers of this book. The authors have tried to focus their task on those topics that seemed to us more urgent and relevant and have paid much attention to questions related to management of aquifers, groundwater pollution, the long-term problems and the key issues in developing countries, where majority of world population live and where at present enormous groundwater abstraction occurs.

Editors have dissipated proper information in a systematic scientific manner to make the concept of groundwater management and sustainability understandable to everyone, through this book.

The book provides a platform to bring together earth scientists, professionals from chemical and engineering science disciplines, public health professionals and social scientists involved in the management and development of groundwater resources. The book is expected to reflect the current understanding of all the issues related to management of groundwater resources and their sustainable use.” (jacket)

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