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
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
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.