1st Edition

Groundwater for Sustainable Development Problems, Perspectives and Challenges

    484 Pages 185 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Groundwater is the most important source of domestic, industrial, and agricultural water and also a finite resource. Population growth has created an unprecedented demand for water, with the situation most critical in the developing world, where several million people depend on contaminated groundwater for drinking purposes. Geogenic contaminants, such as arsenic and fluoride at toxic levels, pose major environmental risks and endanger public health. This book is a collection of papers providing a multi-disciplinary overview for scientists and professionals involved in the sustainable development of groundwater resources.

    Foreword, Preface, List of Contributors, Section I: Sustainable groundwater resources assessment and recharge processes, Section II: Water and environment, Section III: Groundwater modeling and its application in aquifer systems, Section IV: Coastal groundwaters and impact of tsunami, Section V: Arsenic and fluoride in groundwater, Section VI: Groundwater management, Author index, Subject index


    AL Ramanathan, Prosun Bhattacharya, Arun B. Mukherjee, Jochen Bundschuh, D. Chandrasekharam, A.K. Keshari