Hydrology and Water Resources of India

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Springer Science & Business Media, May 16, 2007 - Science - 1260 pages

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.

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The book should be useful to Water Resources professionals, particularly those with an interest in India, graduate students, researchers, teachers, planners and policy makers.

 

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India is country where noticed large physical diversity, therefore also the water resource diversity. There is regional variation in water resources in India. somewhere observed the high amount of surface water while scarcity in another one. exm. north-east India and western part of Rajasthan. As conferring this there is large scope of study of hydrology and its related research in India.
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Contents

Physical Environment of India
3
Water Budget and Population of India
65
Rainfall and Analysis of Rainfall Data
87
Evaporation and Other Meteorological Data
155
Runoff and Streamflow
193
Groundwater
235
River Basins of India
297
Ganga Basin
333
Other Basins and Islands
743
Eminent water resources professionals who have made
791
Major Uses of Water in India
799
Problems Related to Water Resources Management in India
871
Reservoirs and Lakes
937
Water Quality and Related Aspects
997
Constitutional Provisions InterState Water Disputes and Treaties
1035
InterBasin Water Transfer
1065

Brahmaputra and Barak Basin
419
Indus Basin
473
Narmada Basin
513
Tapi Sabarmati and Mahi Basins
561
Mahanadi Subernarekha and Brahmani Basins
597
Krishna and Godavari Basins
641
Cauvery and Pennar Basins
701
Institutions in the Field of Hydrology and Water Resources
1111
Concepts of Water Governance for India
1155
References
1191
Appendix A Abbreviations
1215
Indian Standards related to Hydrology and Water Resources
1231
Index
1239

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