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Indus River Basin

Indus River Basin
  • Author : Sadiq I. Khan,Thomas E. Adams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-12
  • Total pages :485
  • ISBN : 9780128127834
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Summary : Indus River Basin: Water Security and Sustainability provides a comprehensive treatment of water-related issues within the Indus River basin. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field, hence this book serves as a single, holistic source covering the whole region, not just a single country. Many of the challenges faced by this region are trans-boundary issues, especially within the context of climate change and water scarcity. Topics covered include extreme engineering and water resource management (one of the largest irrigation systems in dry to semi-desert conditions), social sciences (population dynamics linked to water resources) and political sciences. As such, this book is relevant and important to all researchers interested in these issues. Includes detailed chapters provided by specialists in each different field as compiled by well experienced editors Presents work from related fields across the Indus basin and makes them easily accessible on one single place Shows the Indus River as a type case and shares issues relevant to other locations across the world

Blood and Water

Blood and Water
  • Author : David Gilmartin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-04-14
  • Total pages :376
  • ISBN : 9780520355538
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Summary : The Indus basin was once an arid pastoral watershed, but by the second half of the twentieth century, it had become one of the world's most heavily irrigated and populated river basins. Launched under British colonial rule in the nineteenth century, this irrigation project spurred political, social, and environmental transformations that continued after the 1947 creation of the new states of India and Pakistan. In this first large-scale environmental history of the region, David Gilmartin focuses on the changes that occurred in the basin as a result of the implementation of the world's largest modern integrated irrigation system. This masterful work of scholarship explores how environmental transformation is tied to the creation of communities and nations, focusing on the intersection of politics, statecraft, and the environment.

The Indus Basin of Pakistan

The Indus Basin of Pakistan
  • Author : Winston Yu,Yi-Chen Yang,Andre Savitsky,Donald Alford,Casey Brown,James Wescoat,Dario Debowicz,Sherman Robinson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-05-01
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 9780821398753
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Summary : This study assesses the impacts of climate risks and development alternatives on water and agriculture in the Indus basin of Pakistan. It analyzes inter-relationships among the climate, water, and agriculture sectors and provides a systems modeling framework for these purposes.

Indus Divided

Indus Divided
  • Author : Daniel Haines
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-02-15
  • Total pages :280
  • ISBN : 9780143439615
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Summary : The Indus Waters Treaty is considered a key example of India–Pakistan cooperation, which had a critical influence on state-making in both countries. Indus Divided reveals the importance of the Indus Basin river system, and thus control over it, for Indian and Pakistani claims to sovereignty after South Asia’s partition in 1947. Based on new research in India, Pakistan, the United States and the United Kingdom, this book places the Indus dispute, for the first time, in the context of decolonization and Cold War–era development politics.

Indus River Basin Studies

Indus River Basin Studies
  • Author : Harvard Water Resources Group
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1965
  • Total pages :363
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105032122413
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Rivers Divided

Rivers Divided
  • Author : Daniel Haines
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-02-01
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 1849047162
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The Indian Rivers

The Indian Rivers
  • Author : Dhruv Sen Singh
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-12-30
  • Total pages :551
  • ISBN : 9789811029844
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Summary : The book presents geomorphological studies of the major river basins – the Indus, Ganga and Brahmaputra and their tributaries. Besides major basins, the book explores peninsular rivers and other rivers state-by-state. All types of rivers, i.e. snow-fed, rain-fed and groundwater-fed rivers are explained together in geological framework. Rivers are lifeline and understanding of the rivers, their dynamics, science and socio-economic aspect is very important. However, different sources provide different data base for rivers. But a book which explains all major rivers of a country at a single place was not yet available. This book is the first book of its kind in the world which provides expert opinion on all major rivers of a country like India. This book complements works in these areas for the last two to three decades on major rivers of India by eminent professors and scientists from different universities, IITs and Indian research institutions. The information presented in the book would appeal to a wider readership from students, teachers to researchers and planners engaged in developmental work and also to common people of the society concerned with awareness about rivers.

Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition

Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition
  • Author : Vijay P. Singh
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-03-07
  • Total pages :1808
  • ISBN : 9780071835107
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Summary : Fully Updated Hydrology Principles, Methods, and Applications Thoroughly revised for the first time in 50 years, this industry-standard resource features chapter contributions from a “who’s who” of international hydrology experts. Compiled by a colleague of the late Dr. Chow, Chow’s Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, covers scientific and engineering fundamentals and presents all-new methods, processes, and technologies. Complete details are provided for the full range of ecosystems and models. Advanced chapters look to the future of hydrology, including climate change impacts, extraterrestrial water, social hydrology, and water security. Chow’s Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, covers: · The Fundamentals of Hydrology · Data Collection and Processing · Hydrology Methods · Hydrologic Processes and Modeling · Sediment and Pollutant Transport · Hydrometeorologic and Hydrologic Extremes · Systems Hydrology · Hydrology of Large River and Lake Basins · Applications and Design · The Future of Hydrology

The Ancient Indus Valley

The Ancient Indus Valley
  • Author : Jane McIntosh
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :441
  • ISBN : 9781576079072
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Summary : This work is a revealing study of the enigmatic Indus civilization and how a rich repertoire of archaeological tools is being used to probe its puzzles. * A chronological overview that establishes the important phases of the Indus civilization and places Indus society in the historical context of the development of South Asia * Illustrations showing speculative reconstructions of the Indus civilization's magnificent cities and photographs of artifacts from exquisite jewelry to beautiful carved seals

Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River

Empires of the Indus: The Story of a River
  • Author : Alice Albinia
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-04-05
  • Total pages :366
  • ISBN : 9780393338607
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Summary : Describes the turbulent history of the Indus River, one of the largest in the world, presenting a historical narrative of the people and civilizations that have lived along its banks in Tibet, India and Pakistan through time. Original.

Sacred Cows, Sacred Places

Sacred Cows, Sacred Places
  • Author : Deryck O. Lodrick
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1981
  • Total pages :307
  • ISBN : 0520041097
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Imagining Industan

Imagining Industan
  • Author : Zafar Adeel,Robert G. Wirsing
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-20
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 9783319328454
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Summary : This volume calls upon over a dozen Indus observers to imagine a scenario for the Indus basin in which transboundary cooperation over water resources overcomes the insecurity arising from water dependence and scarcity. From diverse perspectives, its essays examine the potential benefits to be gained from revisiting the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty, as well as from mounting joint efforts to increase water supply, to combat climate change, to develop hydroelectric power, and to improve water management. The Indus basin is shared by four countries (Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan). The basin’s significance stems in part simply from the importance of these countries, three of them among the planet’s most populous states, one of them boasting the world’s second largest economy, and three of them members of the exclusive nuclear weapons club. However, the basin’s significance stems also from the great importance of the Indus waters themselves – due especially to the region’s massive dependence on irrigated agriculture as well as to the menace of climate change and advancing water scarcity. The “Industan” this volume imagines is a definite departure from business as usual responses to the Indus basin’s emerging fresh water crisis. The objective is to kindle serious discussion of the cooperation needed to confront what many water experts believe is developing into one of the planet’s most gravely threatened river basins. It is thus both assessment of the current state of play in regard to water security in the Indus basin and recommendation about where to go from here.

Transboundary Water Resources in Afghanistan

Transboundary Water Resources in Afghanistan
  • Author : John F. Shroder,Sher Jan Ahmadzai
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-06-13
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 9780128018613
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Summary : Transboundary Water from Afghanistan: Climate Change, and Land-Use Implications brings together diverse factual material on the physical geography and political, cultural, and economic implications of Southwest Asian transboundary water resources. It is the outgrowth of long-term deep knowledge and experience gained by the authors, as well as the material developed from a series of new workshops funded by the Lounsbery Foundation and other granting agencies. Afghanistan and Pakistan have high altitude mountains providing vital water supplies that are highly contentious necessities much threatened by climate change, human land-use variation, and political manipulation, which can be managed in new ways that are in need of comprehensive discussions and negotiations between all the riparian nations of the Indus watershed (Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan). This book provides a description of the basic topographic configuration of the Kabul River tributary to the Indus river, together will all its tributaries that flow back and forth across the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the basic elements that are involved with the hydrological cycle and its derivatives in the high mountains of the Hindu Kush and Himalaya. Synthesizes information on the physical geography and political, cultural, and economic implications of Southwest Asian transboundary water resources Offers a basic topographic description of the Indus River watershed Provides local water management information not easily available for remote and contentious border areas Delivers access to the newest thinking from chief personnel on both sides of the contentious border Features material developed from a series of new workshops funded by the Lounsbery Foundation and other granting agencies

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

The Indus Basin of Pakistan

The Indus Basin of Pakistan
  • Author : Winston Yu,Yi-Chen Yang,Andre Savitsky,Donald Alford,Casey Brown,James Wescoat,Dario Debowicz,Sherman Robinson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-05-01
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 9780821398753
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Summary : This study assesses the impacts of climate risks and development alternatives on water and agriculture in the Indus basin of Pakistan. It analyzes inter-relationships among the climate, water, and agriculture sectors and provides a systems modeling framework for these purposes.

Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards
  • Author : José Simão Antunes Do Carmo
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-12-12
  • Total pages :180
  • ISBN : 9781789848205
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Summary : This book addresses different aspects of natural hazards and vulnerabilities, with a focus on prevention and protection. It consists of nine chapters, five on flood events addressing vulnerabilities, risk assessments, impacts, sensitivity analyses, and mitigation measures, two on climate change and reconstruction of natural hazard events such as avalanches and rockslides, and two on tsunamis and volcanoes. All chapters provide relevant information and useful elements for readers interested and concerned about the lack of action or its ineffectiveness in containing the vulnerabilities and risks of possible natural hazards worldwide.

The Indus River

The Indus River
  • Author : Azra Meadows,P. S. Meadows
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :441
  • ISBN : UOM:39015057642244
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Summary : The Indus River is one of the world's greatest rivers, extending from the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea. It has a unique range of geographical and geological features, among them mountains, plains, and deltas. The river and its surrounding lands affect the living standards of the entire population of Pakistan. In fact, recent economic developments such as agriculture, forests, fisheries, oil, gas, and hydroelectricity are all dependent on the river. However, problems such as deforestation, waterlogging, pollution, and desertification will no doubt affect the river as they continue to grow in magnitude around the world. This book looks at the interaction between the Indus River and its landscape, biodiversity, resources, and people, as well as its future. World authorities recommend interdisciplinary programs for management, conservation, and future development of this unique water system and important resources. This book is essential reading for all those involved in environmental studies and geography.

Irrigation in Southern and Eastern Asia in Figures

Irrigation in Southern and Eastern Asia in Figures
  • Author : Karen Frenken
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :487
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112110382147
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Summary : The AQUASTAT Programme was initiated with a view to presenting a comprehensive picture of water resources and irrigation in the countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and providing systematic, up-to-date and reliable information on water for agriculture and rural development. This report presents the results of the most recent survey carried out in the 22 countries of the Southern and Eastern Asia region, and it analyzes the changes that have occurred in the ten years since the first survey. Following the AQUASTAT methodology, the survey relied as much as possible on country-based statistics and information.

Water Societies and Technologies from the Past and Present

Water Societies and Technologies from the Past and Present
  • Author : Mark Altaweel,Yijie Zhuang
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-11-26
  • Total pages :332
  • ISBN : 9781911576716
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Summary : Today our societies face great challenges with water, in terms of both quantity and quality, but many of these challenges have already existed in the past. Focusing on Asia, Water Societies and Technologies from the Past and Present seeks to highlight the issues that emerge or re-emerge across different societies and periods, and asks what they can tell us about water sustainability. Incorporating cutting-edge research and pioneering field surveys on past and present water management practices, the interdisciplinary contributors together identify how societies managed water resource challenges and utilised water in ways that allowed them to evolve, persist, or drastically alter their environment. The case studies, from different periods, ancient and modern, and from different regions, including Egypt, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Southwest United States, the Indus Basin, the Yangtze River, the Mesopotamian floodplain, the early Islamic city of Sultan Kala in Turkmenistan, and ancient Korea, offer crucial empirical data to readers interested in comparing the dynamics of water management practices across time and space, and to those who wish to understand water-related issues through conceptual and quantitative models of water use. The case studies also challenge classical theories on water management and social evolution, examine and establish the deep historical roots and ecological foundations of water sustainability issues, and contribute new grounds for innovations in sustainable urban planning and ecological resilience.

Large Rivers

Large Rivers
  • Author : Avijit Gupta
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-02-28
  • Total pages :712
  • ISBN : 0470723718
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Summary : Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management explores an important topic in geomorphology and sedimentology: the form and function of major rivers. Our knowledge of the big rivers of the world is limited. It is currently difficult to recognise large rivers of the past from relict sedimentary deposits or to structure management policies for long international rivers. This exciting book brings together a set of papers on large rivers of the world, as a unique introduction to a demanding subject. The book includes thirty chapters and is organised into three sections. The first part is on the environmental requirements for creating and maintaining a major river system. The second is a collection of case studies on 14 large rivers from different continents, covering a range of physical environments. The third section includes chapters on the measurement and management of large rivers. First book to offer in a single volume state-of-the-art knowledge on management and geomorphology of large rivers of the world A pioneering study, pushing the boundaries of our knowledge related to big rivers Includes comprehensive case studies covering the major large rivers of the world including Amazon, Mississippi, Nile, Congo, Indus, and Mekong Written by a leading team of distinguished, international contributors Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management is essential reading for postgraduate students and researchers in fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, sedimentary geology, and river management. It is also of relevance to engineers and environmental consultants in the private and public sectors working on major rivers of the world.

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.