1st Edition

GIScience for the Sustainable Management of Water Resources

    440 Pages 17 Color & 138 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    440 Pages 17 Color & 138 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Water is one of the most critical resources of nature that is necessary for sustaining life for all living things. This volume discusses in detail a selection of geospatial approaches, tools, and techniques for understanding the root causes behind the degradation of our water resources.

    Satellite remote sensing provides essential data for mapping water resources, hydrology flux measurement, monitoring drought, and flood inundation. With an abundance of informative case studies, this volume discusses the use of the satellite remote sensing and GIS-based systems for managing urban storm water; for flood and soil erosion management; for mapping groundwater zones; for crop production, including measuring soil moisture and aridity; for gauging the impact of climate change; for evaluating glacier change dynamics; for assessing the impact of urban growth on water resources; for measuring the degradation of rivers; and more.

    PART I: Integrating tools of GIScience for Planning Sustainable Development at Landscape Level

    1. Managing Urban Stormwater for Sustainable Urban Development: A Geospatial Approach
    Mona Khakhar, Smit Patel, and Anjana Vyas

    2. Remote Sensing and GIS-Based Water Resource Monitoring for Sustainable Crop Intensification and Diversification
    S. Panneerselvam, S. Pazhanivelan, K. P. Ragunath, et al.

    3. Using Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP)-Based Geospatial Approach for Identification of Suitable Sites for Artificial Recharge Structures for Sustainable Water Resource Management
    M. Rajasekhar, G. Sudarsana Raju, and Y. Sreenivasulu

    4. Prioritization of Watersheds for Sustainable Water Resource Management at Basin Level Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System
    Subhanil Guha and Himanshu Govil

    5. Use of GI Science for Understanding the Flood and Gully Erosion at Landscape Level
    Ugwuegbu Ikechukwu Emmanuel and Ifeka Adolphus

    6. Mapping Groundwater Potential Zones Using Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS
    Uzair Ahmed, Abid Sarwar, Fazli Amin Khalil, et al.

    7. Evaluating the Watershed Geomorphometry for Assessing Hydrological Response Using GIScience
    Guhan Velusamy, Geethalakshmi Vellingiri, Mugilan Raman, et al.

    8. Web-Based Geospatial Approach for Identification of Groundwater Depletion: A Tool for Sustainable Water Resource Management
    Vinay Gangare, Sudarshan Singh Parmar, and Vineesha Singh

    9. Assessing the Risk of Watersheds to Soil Erosion Using GIScience
    Umair Ali, Ummar Ahad, Syed Ahmad Ali, et al.

    10. Sentinel-2 Red-Edge Band as Virus Indicators for Sustainable Wetland Management Assessed During COVID-19 Lockdown
    Rajashree Naik and Laxmi Kant Sharma

    PART II: GIScience for Evaluating the Change Dynamics of Earth System Processes

    11. Assessing Crop Production Dynamics Using Geospatial Patterns of Soil Moisture, Aridity, and Changing Climate
    P. Dhanya and V. Geethalakshmi

    12. Impact Assessment of Urban Growth on Landscape Dynamics for Sustainable Management Using Geospatial Approach
    Mayank Pandey, Alka Mishra, and S. L. Swami

    13. Assessing the Impact of Coastal Morphodynamics on Water Chemistry Using Integrated GIScience and Modeling Approaches
    G. Sreenivasulu, N. Jayaraju, B. Upendra, et al.

    14. Soil Erosion Estimation Using Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) Model and GIS
    Pawan Thapa

    15. Analyzing the Degradation of Rivers Using GI Science
    Sher Singh Baghel and Ekta Baranwal

    16. Evaluating the Glacier Change Dynamics Using GI Science
    Avinash Kandekar, Swapnil Vyas, Vikrant Bhade, et al.

    PART III: A Review of the Role of GIScience for Assessing Earth System Processes

    17. Application of GIScience for Soil and Water Conservation: A Review
    Abiy Gebremichael

    18. Environmental Quality Monitoring Using Environmental Quality Indices (EQI), Geographic Information System (GIS), and Remote Sensing: A Review
    Faheem Ahamad, Rakesh Bhutiani, and Mukesh Ruhela

    19. Groundwater Contamination Control for Sustainable Water Resource Management: A Short Review
    S. Karthigayini and S. Sahana

    20. Assessing the Impact of Urbanization on Deepor Beel: A Review
    Priyanka Sengupta and Sneha Rani Deb

    21. Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Geographic Information System (GIS): A Review
    C. Navin Kumar, N. Thavaprakaash, S. Panneerselvam, et al.


    Dr. Gowhar Meraj is a Young Science Fellow in the Government of India’s Scheme for Young Scientists and Technologists at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing. He has over 10 years of experience in research and teaching related to satellite remote sensing and geographic information science. He has more than 50 publications in international and national journals and serves as academic editor and reviewer for several journals.

    Dr. Shruti Kanga is Associate Professor and Coordinator at the Centre for Climate Change and Water Resources, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, India. She was previously Assistant Professor at the Centre for Land Resource Management, Central University of Jharkhand. She also served as a research associate in the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change and on a GoI-funded project on forest fires.

    Dr. Majid Farooq is Scientist-D in the Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, India. He has more than 15 years of experience in research, teaching, and consultancy related to remote sensing and GIS. He has more than 35 publications in international and national journals and serves as a reviewer as well.

    Dr. Suraj Kumar Singh is Associate Professor and Coordinator at the Centre for Sustainable Development, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, India. He was previously affiliated with the Centre for Land Resource Management at Central University of Jharkhand and the National Remote Sensing Centre at the Indian Space Research Organization. He also worked on GoI-sponsored projects, such as the National Wasteland Mapping and National Urban Information System for the northern parts of India.

    Dr. Sudhanshu is the chief mentor at Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. He is an expert geologist with over 30 years of experience in research and teaching.