Ground Water Assessment: Development and Management

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Tata McGraw-Hill Education, 1987 - Artificial groundwater recharge - 720 pages
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A comprehensive, self-sufficient and up-to-date text providing complete information on various aspects of groundwater assessment, development and management. It gives a balanced presentation of theory and field practice using a multidisciplinary approach to aid in solving problems from a variety of data bases.

The coverage in this book includes:
Aquifer tests and evaluation of aquifer properties Stream gauging and measurement of discharge and stage of wells Ground water exploration Geomorphic and geologic control on ground water Estimation of individual components of ground water recharge, discharge and ground water balance Ground water development and management.

The book contains a large number of figures, examples of complex interpretative techniques and methodologies, case histories, and problems along with answers.

With its integrated, multidisciplinary approach, the book would serve as a valuable reference book to hydrogeologists, geologists, geophysicists, hydrologists, hydrometerologists, and irrigation, agricultural and drilling engineers, as well as those concerned with planning and decision making. Researchers and students would also find this an indispensable text.
 

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Contents

Hydrologic Cycle and Processes
1
Storage and Conduit Functions of Rocks
30
Zones of Aeration and Saturation
53
Ground Water Flow
76
Evaluation of Aquifer PropertiesPart 1
122
Evalution of Aquifer PropertiesPart 2
187
Quality of Ground Water
217
Saline Water Intrusion
276
Geomorphic and Geologic Controls on Ground Water
380
Ground Water Exploration
437
Ground Water Modelling Techniques
510
Artificial Recharge
549
Ground Water Recharge Discharge and Balance
576
Ground Water Development and Management
658
Appendix I
701
Objective Type Questions
709

Measurement of Discharge and Water Levels
295
Construction Design and Performance of Wells
327

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About the author (1987)

K R Karanth is presently Director, Central Ground Water Board, Bangalore. A postgraduate in geology from Madras University, he has over 30 years' experience in various aspects in investigations related to ground water.He has been a member of several scientific bodies, Command Area Development Authority Boards of Pochampad and Nagarjuna Sagar Projects, Andhra Pradesh, and is a founder-member of the Indian Association of Geohydrologists. He has served as Director in Boards of Irrigation Development Corporation and Agro-Industries Corporation, and as Director, Ground Water Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, on deputation form the Central Ground Water Board.Mr. Karanth has published several scientific papers and has been a guide to many doctoral researchers in hydrogeology.

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