Groundwater for Sustainable Development

Problems, Perspectives and Challenges

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

© 2008 – CRC Press

484 pages | 185 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:
Hardback: 9780415407762
pub: 2008-04-08
US Dollars$243.00
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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

Preface

I: Sustainable groundwater resources assessment and recharge processes

II: Water and environment

III: Groundwater modeling and its application in aquifer systems

IV: Coastal groundwaters and impact of tsunami

V: Arsenic and fluoride in groundwater

VI: Groundwater management

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply