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Groundwater Governance in the Indo-Gangetic and Yellow River Basins

Groundwater Governance in the Indo-Gangetic and Yellow River Basins
  • Author : Aditi Mukherji,Karen G. Villholth,Bharat R. Sharma,Jinxia Wang
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-06-08
  • Total pages :348
  • ISBN : 9780203874479
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Summary : One of the key features of agricultural development in the last five decades has been intensive groundwater use in the Indo-Gangetic Basin (Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh) and in the Yellow River Basin (China). Groundwater irrigates almost 60% of the net irrigated area in South Asia and 70% in the north China plains. Groundwater use for agri

Groundwater governance and adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps

Groundwater governance and adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps
  • Author : Bastakoti, Ram,Raut, Manita,Thapa, Bhesh Raj
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021
  • Total pages :16
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Water, Food and Poverty in River Basins

Water, Food and Poverty in River Basins
  • Author : Myles J. Fisher,Simon E. Cook
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09-13
  • Total pages :406
  • ISBN : 9781135724207
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Summary : Conventional wisdom says that the world is heading for a major water crisis. By 2050, global population will increase from 7 billion to a staggering 9.5 billion and the demands this will place on food and water systems will inevitably push river basins over the edge. The findings from this book present a different picture. While it is convenient to visualize an inevitable global water and food crisis in which increasing demands result in increasing poverty, food insecurity and conflict, the reality is far more nuanced and revolves around the politics of equitable and sustainable development of resources. The first part of this book provides detailed insight into conditions of water flows within nine river basins. In the second part, authors summarize and re-analyze the outcome of the nine basins, providing a coherent global picture of water, water productivity and development. They assess the impacts of variations of these attributes on development and approaches for poverty alleviation, and explore the institutional factors that support or obstruct change. How people will manage river systems while protecting vital ecosystem functions will make the difference between catastrophe and survival. As Prof Asit Biswas points out, "... the world is facing a water crisis not because of physical scarcity of water but because of poor management practices in nearly all countries of the world." The book is based on the four years (2006-2010) of extensive research into the state of ten of the world’s major river basins carried out under the CGIAR Challenge Program for Water and Food’s Basin Focal Project. This book was published as a special issue of Water International.

Hydrogeology of the Eastern Ganges Basin: an overview

Hydrogeology of the Eastern Ganges Basin: an overview
  • Author : Rajmohan, N.,Prathapar, S. A.
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-02-06
  • Total pages :42
  • ISBN : 9789290907794
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Summary : The Ganges Basin is a part of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) River Basin and is one of the most populated (600 million) river basins in the world. This study focuses on the Eastern Ganges Basin (EGB) and covers India (Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal), Bangladesh and the Nepal Terai. Poverty is acute in the EGB, where household incomes are low, food security is not assured and devastating floods (and also water shortages) occur too often. The EGB is underlain by one of the most prolific aquifers in the world. Yet, farmers struggle to cope with dry spells and droughts because of their inability to access groundwater. Huge untapped groundwater, surplus surface water, and enormous plains and fertile lands highlight the requirement of proper planning for groundwater management and governance to reduce poverty and assure food security. The aim of this report is to assist planners/policymakers in the planning and management of groundwater resources in the EGB. This report mainly discusses about hydrogeology, groundwater potential and challenges, and groundwater quality issues in the EGB. Moreover, it is an attempt to form a base for future work related to groundwater development, management and modeling in this basin.

Advances in Groundwater Governance

Advances in Groundwater Governance
  • Author : Karen G. Villholth,Elena Lopez-Gunn,Kirstin Conti,Alberto Garrido,Jac Van Der Gun
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-12-14
  • Total pages :594
  • ISBN : 9781351808415
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Summary : This book addresses groundwater governance, a subject internationally recognized as crucial and topical for enhancing and safeguarding the benefits of groundwater and groundwater-dependent ecosystems to humanity, while ensuring water and food security under global change. The multiple and complex dimensions of groundwater governance are captured in 28 chapters, written by a team of leading experts from different parts of the world and with a variety of relevant professional backgrounds. The book aims to describe the state-of-the-art and latest developments regarding each of the themes addressed, paying attention to the wide variation of conditions observed around the globe. The book consists of four parts. The first part sets the stage by defining groundwater governance, exploring its emergence and evolution, framing it through a socio-ecological lens and describing groundwater policy and planning approaches. The second part discusses selected key aspects of groundwater governance. The third part zooms in on the increasingly important linkages between groundwater and other resources or sectors, and between local groundwater systems and phenomena or actions at the international or even global level. The fourth part, finally, presents a number of interesting case studies that illustrate contemporary practice in groundwater governance. In one volume, this highly accessible text not only familiarizes water professionals, decision-makers and local stakeholders with groundwater governance, but also provides them with ideas and inspiration for improving groundwater governance in their own environment.

Environmental Law

Environmental Law
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :260
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105063756311
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Water and Energy International

Water and Energy International
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UCBK:C098134823
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Groundwater Quality Sustainability

Groundwater Quality Sustainability
  • Author : Piotr Maloszewski,Stanislaw Witczak,Grzegorz Malina
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-08-06
  • Total pages :370
  • ISBN : 9780203137659
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Summary : Sustainable groundwater development requires knowledge of the appropriate recharge and transport-processes. This is a prerequisite to understanding: (i) groundwater resources and their availability, and (ii) the dependence between groundwater and the environment. Conceptual understanding of groundwater flow at both temporal and spatial sc

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
  • Author : Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105211722686
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Annual Report

Annual Report
  • Author : International Water Management Institute
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : MINN:31951P011537803
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Solving the Groundwater Challenges of the 21st Century

Solving the Groundwater Challenges of the 21st Century
  • Author : Ryan Vogwill
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-21
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 9781315685182
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Summary : Groundwater is integral to many human and environmental systems but there are significant challenges in dealing with the impact of anthropogenic activities on groundwater systems. These challenges need innovative solutions. This book contains a wide range of content, from a discussion of the Australian regulatory framework for unconventional hydroc

A Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: pt. 1. Pachyrhizus to Rye. pt. 2. Sabadilla to Silica. pt. 3. Silk to Tea. pt. 4. Tectona to Zygophillum

A Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: pt. 1. Pachyrhizus to Rye. pt. 2. Sabadilla to Silica. pt. 3. Silk to Tea. pt. 4. Tectona to Zygophillum
  • Author : Sir George Watt
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1892
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : WISC:89096246921
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Groundwater Response to Changing Climate

Groundwater Response to Changing Climate
  • Author : Makoto Taniguchi,Ian P. Holman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-01-12
  • Total pages :246
  • ISBN : 9780203852835
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Summary : Groundwater systems are vital to both society and the environment, supporting food production and many other ecosystem services. Sustainable management of this vital resource for future generations requires a sound understanding of how groundwater might respond to the inevitable changes in future climate. In this volume, recent developments within

The Ganges River Basin

The Ganges River Basin
  • Author : Luna Bharati,Bharat R. Sharma,Vladimir Smakhtin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-25
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 9781317479475
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Summary : The Ganges is one of the most complex yet fascinating river systems in the world. The basin is characterized by a high degree of heterogeneity from climatic, hydrological, geomorphological, cultural, environmental and socio-economic perspectives. More than 500 million people are directly or indirectly dependent upon the Ganges River Basin, which spans China, Nepal, India and Bangladesh. While there are many books covering one aspect of the Ganges, ranging from hydrology to cultural significance, this book is unique in presenting a comprehensive inter-disciplinary overview of the key issues and challenges facing the region. Contributors from the three main riparian nations assess the status and trends of water resources, including the Himalayas, groundwater, pollution, floods, drought and climate change. They describe livelihood systems in the basin, and the social, economic, geopolitical and institutional constraints, including transboundary disputes, to achieving productive, sustainable and equitable water access. Management of the main water-use sectors and their inter-linkages are reviewed, as well as the sustainability and trade-offs in conservation of natural systems and resource development such as for hydropower or agriculture.

Water Governance: Challenges and Prospects

Water Governance: Challenges and Prospects
  • Author : Amarjit Singh,Dipankar Saha,Avinash C. Tyagi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-31
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9789811327001
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Summary : The book is the first of its kind to deal with almost the entire swath of water resources assessment, development and sustainable management. The idea of the book crystallized during the long journey of the Editors on various facets of water issues in India and abroad during their extended association, at all levels with the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, as well as International Organizations dealing with water. Currently water-stressed, India is likely to become water scarce in not too distant a future. The global freshwater supply and its sustainable use for human consumption, and conservation of the ecosystem have never come under such a rigorous scrutiny before. The unplanned and reckless exploitation of this precious resource have led to a crisis situation, compounded by a real threat of climate change. This book is, therefore, timely and of particular relevance not only to India but the entire world. The book contains 20 chapters, beside the lead article by the Editors. The chapters are contributed by the eminent professionals, researchers, academicians and civil society representatives having an in-depth understanding of the issues. The contents of the chapters have been chosen to represent all aspects of water. The assessment of water resources using satellite data and in-depth analyses of groundwater sector like, the Aquifer Mapping Programme initiated by Government of India, application of gravity satellite data to assess the resource build up, artificial recharge of aquifers and its contamination, are dealt with by eminent experts. The articles on sustainable management of water through good governance by community participation and involvement of civil society are placed. Flood management both through a basin level approach as well as by building resilience in vulnerable areas is discussed. Other critical issues like water bodies management, constitutional provisions, water governance and financial issues, hydro-power and need of research and development in this sector are also dealt with aptly. In view of emerging crisis and complexities in this sector the future pathways and the paradigm shift that is required in administrative and policy level is also discussed.

The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment

The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment
  • Author : Philippus Wester,Arabinda Mishra,Aditi Mukherji,Arun Bhakta Shrestha
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-04
  • Total pages :627
  • ISBN : 9783319922881
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Summary : This open access volume is the first comprehensive assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. It comprises important scientific research on the social, economic, and environmental pillars of sustainable mountain development and will serve as a basis for evidence-based decision-making to safeguard the environment and advance people’s well-being. The compiled content is based on the collective knowledge of over 300 leading researchers, experts and policymakers, brought together by the Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) under the coordination of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). This assessment was conducted between 2013 and 2017 as the first of a series of monitoring and assessment reports, under the guidance of the HIMAP Steering Committee: Eklabya Sharma (ICIMOD), Atiq Raman (Bangladesh), Yuba Raj Khatiwada (Nepal), Linxiu Zhang (China), Surendra Pratap Singh (India), Tandong Yao (China) and David Molden (ICIMOD and Chair of the HIMAP SC). This First HKH Assessment Report consists of 16 chapters, which comprehensively assess the current state of knowledge of the HKH region, increase the understanding of various drivers of change and their impacts, address critical data gaps and develop a set of evidence-based and actionable policy solutions and recommendations. These are linked to nine mountain priorities for the mountains and people of the HKH consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals. This book is a must-read for policy makers, academics and students interested in this important region and an essentially important resource for contributors to global assessments such as the IPCC reports.

Water Governance and Management in India

Water Governance and Management in India
  • Author : Girish Chadha,Ashwin B. Pandya
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-03-25
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 9789811364006
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Summary : This book highlights the need for effective water governance in India given the fact that the country has been facing serious water stress in recent years. The water management in the country needs a serious scientific understanding coupled with the cooperative approach rather than a competitive one. It looks at current water regulations and underlines the need for overhaul of some laws to ensure that high water usage efficiency is attained, groundwater depletion is arrested and management of available resources is carried out in a disciplined manner. It also looks at the role of stakeholder engagement and pricing as a mechanism to manage demand in the wake of rapid population growth and industrialization.

Water Security for the 21st Century

Water Security for the 21st Century
  • Author : Stockholm International Water Institute
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-03-31
  • Total pages :230
  • ISBN : UVA:X004521986
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Summary : Selected Proceedings of the 10th Stockholm Water Symposium Organised by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). The 10th Stockholm Water Symposium, "Water Security for the 21st Century - Innovative Approaches," examined how to cope with the creeping but predictive water-related problems due to population growth, urbanization and industralization. The Symposium highlighted actions and appropriate innovative solutions in striving towards a transition from problem focus to opportunity focus, and it showed how to proceed to produce more with less water, and with less pollution loads. More than 900 leading experts discussed how key barriers - institutional as well as mental - can be overcome by increasing water awareness, literacy, solidarity and stewardship in society through innovative educational campaigns in an effort to make water everybody's business. Topics explored included innovative water-efficiency practices such as: irrigation with non-conventional water agriculture to minimize plant evaporation social and gender dimensions in water management integrated approaches to land use water resources socio-economic and ecological demands which impact on every community (large or small), and much more. The future-oriented, multi disciplinary Stockholm Water Symposia are convened annually by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), a scientific, technical and awareness-building organization that contributes to international efforts to combat the escalating global water crisis. SIWI facilitates research, raises understanding and stimulates action on world water issues.

Current Perspectives in Geology

Current Perspectives in Geology
  • Author : Michael L. McKinney,Kathleen M. McHugh,Susan P. Meadows
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :228
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105028588015
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Summary : This book, containing 42 current articles, supplements any geology textbook and is ideal for instructors who include a writing, research, or reading component in their course, or wish to emphasize critical analysis. The articles are from a number of general interest and science magazines, such as Discover, Science, New Scientist, Geotimes, Earth, and Nature.

Groundwater Flow Understanding

Groundwater Flow Understanding
  • Author : J. Joel Carrillo Rivera,M. Adrian Ortega Guerrero
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-10-30
  • Total pages :188
  • ISBN : 9780203945797
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Summary : Any sustainable groundwater development programme requires knowledge of the prevailing flow system, extending from local to regional scale. This book of selected papers discusses integral groundwater management with scale flow issues and presents methods of defining, preventing, controlling and mitigating negative environmental impacts related to groundwater. It highlights specific issues such as trans-boundary groundwater flow, groundwater recharge, groundwater mining, and groundwater flow in thick aquifers, and stresses the importance of the sustainable development of groundwater and its social and economic implications. The book will interest groundwater researchers and professionals, students, government administrators and educators, providing new insights into the procedures and processes that are influenced by the scale of the groundwater flow system.

Himalayan Glaciers

Himalayan Glaciers
  • Author : National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Board on Atmospheric Studies and Climate,Committee on Himalayan Glaciers, Hydrology, Climate Change, and Implications for Water Security
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-11-29
  • Total pages :156
  • ISBN : 9780309261012
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Summary : Scientific evidence shows that most glaciers in South Asia's Hindu Kush Himalayan region are retreating, but the consequences for the region's water supply are unclear, this report finds. The Hindu Kush Himalayan region is the location of several of Asia's great river systems, which provide water for drinking, irrigation, and other uses for about 1.5 billion people. Recent studies show that at lower elevations, glacial retreat is unlikely to cause significant changes in water availability over the next several decades, but other factors, including groundwater depletion and increasing human water use, could have a greater impact. Higher elevation areas could experience altered water flow in some river basins if current rates of glacial retreat continue, but shifts in the location, intensity, and variability of rain and snow due to climate change will likely have a greater impact on regional water supplies. Himalayan Glaciers: Climate Change, Water Resources, and Water Security makes recommendations and sets guidelines for the future of climate change and water security in the Himalayan Region. This report emphasizes that social changes, such as changing patterns of water use and water management decisions, are likely to have at least as much of an impact on water demand as environmental factors do on water supply. Water scarcity will likely affect the rural and urban poor most severely, as these groups have the least capacity to move to new locations as needed. It is predicted that the region will become increasingly urbanized as cities expand to absorb migrants in search of economic opportunities. As living standards and populations rise, water use will likely increase-for example, as more people have diets rich in meat, more water will be needed for agricultural use. The effects of future climate change could further exacerbate water stress. Himalayan Glaciers: Climate Change, Water Resources, and Water Security explains that changes in the availability of water resources could play an increasing role in political tensions, especially if existing water management institutions do not better account for the social, economic, and ecological complexities of the region. To effectively respond to the effects of climate change, water management systems will need to take into account the social, economic, and ecological complexities of the region. This means it will be important to expand research and monitoring programs to gather more detailed, consistent, and accurate data on demographics, water supply, demand, and scarcity.