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Wastewater Reuse and Watershed Management
Engineering Implications for Agriculture, Industry, and the Environment

Edited By

Ajai Singh

ISBN 9781774634318
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
564 Pages 14 Color & 167 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Water is a finite resource, and the demand for clean water is constantly growing. Clean freshwater is needed to meet irrigation demands for agriculture, for consumption, and for industrial uses. The world produces billions of tons of wastewater every year. This volume looks at a multitude of ways to capture, treat, and reuse wastewater and how to effectively manage watersheds. It presents a selection of new technologies and methods to recycle, reclaim, and reuse water for agricultural, industrial, and environmental purposes.

The editor states that more than 75–80% of the wastewater we produce goes back to nature without being properly treated, leading to pollution and all sorts of negative health and productivity consequences. Topics cover a wide selection of research, including molluscs as a tool for river health assessment, flood risk modeling, biological removal of toxins from groundwater, saline water intrusion into coastal areas, urban drainage simulations, rainwater harvesting, irrigation topics, and more.

Key features:
• explores the existing methodologies in the field of reuse of wastewater
• looks at different approaches in integrated water resources management
• examines the issues of groundwater management and development
• discusses saline water intrusion in coastal areas
• presents various watershed management approaches
• includes case studies and analyses of various water management efforts

Table of Contents

Part 1: Wastewater Management

1. Vermifiltration of Arsenic Contaminated Water Using Technology: A Novel Bio-Filter Model

Chandrajeet Kumar, Sushmita, Nupur Bose, and Ashok Ghosh

2. Performance of Aerobic Granular Reactor Treating Organics and Ammonia Nitrogen with Time

Sachin Kumar Tomar and Saswati Chakraborty

3. East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW), India: A Unique Example of Resource Recovery

Anita Chakraborty et al.

Part 2: Integrated Water Resources Management

4. Integrated Water Resource Management Plan

Anil Kumar

5. Evaluation of Gravity-Based Drip Irrigation with Plastic Mulch on Raised Bed Cultivation of Summer Okra at Farmers Field in Ranchi District Mintu Job,

Niva Bara, A. K. Tiwari, and C. S. Singh

6. Assessment of Agricultural Drought Using Climate Change Initiative (CCI) Soil Moisture Derived/Soil Moisture Deficit: Case Study from Bundelkhand

Varsha Pandey, Swati Maurya, and Prashant K Srivastava

7. Evaluating the Use of “Goodness of Fit” Measures in a Water Movement Model

Vinod Kumar Tripathi

8. Molluscs as a Tool for River Health Assessment: A Case Study of River Ganga at Varanasi

Ipsita Nandi and Kavita Shah

9. Spatial Variability in the Water Quality of Chilika Lagoon, East Coast of India

Sadaf Nazneen and N. Janardhana Raju

10. Precision Irrigation and Fertigation for the Efficient Water and Nutrient Management

P. K. Singh

11. Identification of Urban Heat Islands from Multi Temporal Modis Land Surface Temperature Data: A Case Study of the Southern Part of West Bengal India

Priti Kumari et al.

12. Derivation of Optimal Operation Policy of a Multipurpose Reservoir

Prabeer Kumar Parhi

13. Glaciers and Glacial Lake Outburst Flood Risk Modelling for Flood Management

Nity Tirkey, P. K. Parhi, and A. K. Lohani

14. Determination of Design Parameters for Border Irrigation Method

Garima Jhariya et al.

15. ENSO Association with Rainfall

Pratibha Warwade

16. Efficient Reservoir Operation with a Multi-Objective Analysis

Priti Sagar and Prabeer Kumar Parhi

17. An Analysis of Flood Control in Eastern South Asia

Amartya Kumar Bhattacharya

Part 3: Groundwater Management

18. Hydro-Geological Status of the Core and Buffer Zone of Beekay Steel Industries Limited, Adityapur Industrial Area, Saraikela, Kharsawan, Jharkhand

Utkarsh Upadhyaya, et al.

19. Simultaneous Biological Removal of Arsenic, Iron, and Nitrate from Groundwater by Terminal Electron Accepting Process

Arvind Kumar Shakya and Pranab Kumar Ghosh

20. Scientific Framework for Subsurface Characterization and Evaluation of Grain-Size Analysis Methods

Sabinaya Biswal and Madan Kumar Jha

21. Study of Chemical Nature of Groundwater in the Western Parts of Jharkhand with a Focus on Fluoride

Neeta Kumari and Gopal Pathak

22. Geohydrological Investigation Using Vertical Electrical Sounding at Chinamushidiwada Village in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Kiran Jalem

23. Delineation of Groundwater Potential Zones in Hard Rock Terrain Using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS) Techniques

D. Nandi, P. C. Sahu, and S. Goswami

24. An Analysis of Saline Water Intrusion into Coastal Nigeria

Amartya Kumar Bhattacharya

25. Saline Water Intrusion in Coastal Areas: A Case Study from India

Amartya Kumar Bhattacharya

Part 4: Watershed Development And Management

26. Morphometric Analysis and Prioritization of Sub-Watersheds in the Kosi River Basin for Soil and Water Conservation

Rajani K. Pradhan, Swati Maurya, and Prashant K. Srivastava

27. Analysis of Urban Drainage Simulations of Immensely Urbanized Watershed Using the PCSWMM Model

Satish Kumar, D. R. Kaushal, and A. K. Gosain

28. Rainfall Forecasting Using a Triple Exponential Smoothing State Space Model

Swati Maurya and Prashant K. Srivastava

29. Improving Irrigation Water Use Efficiency: A Solution for Future Water Needs

Prabeer Kumar Parhi

30. Rainfall Variability and Extreme Rainfall Events Over Jharkhand State

R. S. Sharma and B. K. Mandal

31. Variation of Climatological Parameters Inside and Outside Naturally Ventilated Polyhouses

Ravish Chandra and P. K. Singh

32. Design of a Rain Water Harvesting Structure at Allahabad Museum, Allahabad City, U.P., India

Vivek Tiwari, Sarika Suman, and H. K. Pandey

33. Downscaling of Precipitation Using Large Scale Variables

Pratibha Warwade et al.

34. Ground Water Prospect Mapping in Upper South Koel River Basin Jharkhand (India) Based on GIS and Remote Sensing Technologies

Stuti, Arvind Chandra Pandey, and Saurabh Kumar Gupta

35. Geo-Processing Based Hydrological Sensitivity Analysis and Its Impact on Forest and Terrain Attributes in the Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary, Jharkhand, India 

Saurabh Kumar Gupta, A. C. Pandey, and Stuti

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Ajai Singh, PhD, FIE, is an Associate Professor and Head of the Centre for Water Engineering and Management at the Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India. He has more then 18 years of experience in teaching, research, and extension work. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India) and a life member of various societies. He has more than 30 research papers published in national and international journals of repute. Dr. Singh has authored one textbook, Introduction to Drip Irrigation Systems, which has proved to be very useful for graduate and postgraduate students of agricultural/civil engineering. He has been awarded the Distinguished Services Certificate (2012) by the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers, New Delhi. He teaches subjects such as finite element methods, groundwater hydrology, micro irrigation, watershed management, and numerical methods.