1st Edition

Advances in Water Management Under Climate Change

Edited By Mukesh Kumar, Rohitashw Kumar, Vijay P. Singh Copyright 2024
    372 Pages 121 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Due to increasing population, decreased cultivable land, and mounting scarcity of water, it is essential to optimize the use of available resources. Climate change is occurring across the world but its effect may be local or region-specific, including localized watershed management. In order to minimize these effects, governments and environmental agencies encourage the adoption of "climate-smart" agricultural technologies, which involve implementing plans, programs, and projects to sustain and enhance watersheds. Natural ecosystems, in their altered states, have always been relied upon to support the continuity of agricultural production and ecosystem services, such as flood and erosion control, mediation of water quality, stream flow regulation, microclimate regulation, and biodiversity in its various forms. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the adoption of these sustainable water management practices has resulted in savings of water and energy as well as a reduction of carbon emissions, decreased erosion, increased organic matter content and biotic activity in soils, increased crop water availability and thus resilience to drought, improved recharge of aquifers, and reduced impact of the variability in weather due to climate change. Advances in Water Management Under Climate Change examines all of these issues and provides best practices for sustainability.


    • Presents the latest research in hydrology, hydraulics, water resources engineering, and agricultural best practices
    • Examines water management practices to best address and ideally mitigate climate change
    • Explains the nexus of agriculture, micro irrigation, AI applications in water management, and the impact of climate change on water resources
    • Includes practical examples to present practical insights on water management for climate change mitigation.

    1. Water Resource Management - An Approach to Sustainable Water Management. Ananya Mishra and Rohitashw Kumar. 2. Water Management: Issues and Challenges. Mukesh Kumar and Rohitashw Kumar. 3. Soil and Water Conservation Concept: A Forward Step to Manage Groundwater Depletion and Greenhouse Gas Emission. Pradeep Kumar Verma, Ashish Kumar Yadav, Naushad Khan and Sanjeev Kumar. 4. Managing Groundwater Resources and Its Quality for Sustainable Development of Agriculture. G. T. Patle. 5. Climate Resilient Agriculture System - An Approach to Integrated Farming System (IFS). Ananya Mishra and Rohitashw Kumar. 6. Climate Resilient Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods and Food Security. Y. B. Vala and S. H. Malve. 7. Climate Resilient Agriculture to Double the Farmer's Income - A Case Study of Chamba (HP). Kehar Singh Thakur and Rajeev Raina. 8. Integrated Farming System: A Dynamic Approach Towards Increasing the Income of Small and Marginal Farmers. Y. B. Vala and M. H. Chavda. 9. Comparison and Estimation Soil Wetting Patterns Models and Soil Moisture Dynamics Under Point Source. Dinesh Kumar Vishwakarma, Rohitashw Kumar, Amit Kumar and Salim Heddam. 10. IOT and Sensor Based Water and Nutrient Management for Protected Cultivation Technology. Murtaza Hasan, Indra Mani, Love Kumar, Atish Sagar, Vinayak Paradkar, Kishor Pandurag Gavhane, and Tarun Ameta. 11. Soil Carbon Sequestration through Conservation Agriculture Under Changing Climate. Kaberi Mahanta and D. J. Rajkhowa. 12. Water Productivity of Temperate Fruits in Climate Change Scenario. Amit Kumar, Nirmal Sharma, Deepshikha, Tajamul Farooq Wani and Ritu Sharma. 13. Livestock in Sustainable Watershed Management. Vijayakumar,  P. 14. Artificial Intelligence application in Water Resource Management. Khilat Shabir and Rohitashw Kumar. 15. Evapotranspiration in Context of Climate Change. Khilat Shabir, Rohitashw Kumar and Munjid Maryam. 16. Micro-Irrigation - Potential and Opportunities in Hilly and Sloppy Areas for Doubling Farmer Income. Rohitashw Kumar, Munjid Maryam and Rishi Richa. 17. Increase Water Use Efficiency Through Micro-Irrigation. Muneeza Farooq, Rohitashw Kumar and Munjid Maryam. 18. Groundwater Conservation and Management by Artificial Recharge of Aquifer. Karn Singh, Rohitashw Kumar, and B. A. Pandit.


    Dr. Mukesh Kumar has graduated in Agricultural Engineering with a Masters in Soil and Water Engineering from Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana. He received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering with the specialization in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering from Indian Agricultural Research Institute. Dr. Kumar has been working as Assistant Professor in School of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, since 2006. He has associated in several research projects funded by the ICAR, different Ministries. He has published more than 40 research papers in peer reviewed journals and participated in 32 national and international conferences. He has also contributed to more than 22 book chapters and published two extension manuals. He has organized a number of national and international conferences as the organizing secretary, or a member of the organizing committee. He has developed number of educational programmes in the field of water management and watershed management at a national level. He is a life member of professional societies such as the Indian Society of Soil and Water Conservation, New Delhi; the Indian Society Agricultural Engineering, New Delhi; and the Indian Association of Hydrologists, Roorkee, Uttrakhand, India. He is involved as joint secretary and treasurer in the Indian Society of Soil and Water Conservation, New Delhi. He has received a Ph.D. Student Incentive Award (2012), Gold Medal (2014), Special Research Award (2016) and National Fellow (2019) from the Soil Conservation Society of India. The Fertilizer Association of India has awarded him with the Golden Jubilee Award for Doctoral Research in Fertilizer Uses in 2013 for outstanding research work on the dynamics of nutrient movements in soil under fertigation during Ph.D. He was also honored with the University Silver Medal (2015) by the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India.

    Dr. Rohitashw Kumar (B.E., M.E., Ph.D.) is Associate Dean and Professor at the College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Srinagar, India. He is also Professor Water Chair (Sheikkul Alam Shiekh Nuruddin Water Chair), Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India, at the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar (J&K). He is also Professor and Head, Division of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Water Resources Engineering from NIT, Hamirpur, and Master of Engineering Degree in Irrigation Water Management Engineering from MPUAT, Udaipur. He received a leadership award in 2020, special research award in 2017 and a Student Incentive Award (2015) (Ph.D. Research) from the Soil Conservation Society of India, New Delhi. He also got the first prize in India for best M.Tech thesis in Agricultural Engineering in 2001. He has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, more than 25 popular articles, four books, two practical manuals, and 25 book chapters. He has guided one Ph.D. and 14 M.Tech. students in soil and water engineering. He has handled more than 12 research projects as a principal or co-principal investigator and since 2011 he has been Principal Investigator of ICAR - All India Coordinated Research Project on Plastic Engineering in Agriculture Structural and Environment Management.

    Professor Vijay P. Singh is a Distinguished Professor, a Regents Professor, and the inaugural holder of the Caroline and William N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering at the Texas A&M University. His research interests include surface-water hydrology, groundwater hydrology, hydraulics, irrigation engineering, environmental quality, water resources, water-food-energy nexus, climate change impacts. entropy theory, copula theory, and mathematical modeling. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Engineering and Technology with emphasis on Soil and Water Conservation Engineering in 1967 from the U.P. Agricultural University, India. He earned an M.S. in Engineering with specialization in Hydrology in 1970 from the University of Guelph, Canada; a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with specialization in Hydrology and Water Resources in 1974 from the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA, and a D.Sc. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering in 1998 from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He has published extensively on a wide range of topics. His publications include more than 1,365 journal articles, 32 books, 80 edited books, 305 book chapters, and 315 conference proceedings papers. For his seminar contributions he has received more than 100 national and international awards, including three honorary doctorates. Currently he serves as Past President of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and previously he served as President of the American Institute of Hydrology and Cahir, Watershed Council, ASCE. He is Editor-in-Chief of two book series, three journals, and serves on the editorial boards of more than 25 journals. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of three other journals. He is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, an Honorary Member of the American Water Resources Association, an Honorary Member of International Water Resource Association, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Association of Global Groundwater Scientists. He is a fellow of five professional societies. He is also a fellow or member of 11 national or international engineering or science academies.