The book will serve as a curriculum material for postgraduate students in environmental science and engineering. It would also be a useful reference for researchers, academics and practicing engineers dealing with the problems of surface and groundwater management. Besides, appealing to the general reader interested in sustainable and quality water, the book would also serve as a source document to agencies supporting research in this field.
In the current global scenario, water and sustainable development are intrinsically linked. More so, in a developing country like India, where, without adequate supply and scientific management of water resources, sustained socio-economic development is difficult to achieve.
The expert contributions are presented in four sections: Section 1 deals with Ground and Surface Water Quality; Section 2 deals with Sanitation and Wastewater Treatment; Section 3 deals with Water Management; and Section 4 provides summary recommendations on Issues, R&D Challenges, Institutional and Societal Gaps in Sustainable and Quality Water. Summary recommendations in section 4 are based on the recommendations of expert papers and deliberations of the pre-workshop and workshop meetings. The chapters provide an in-depth treatment of topical subjects on both water quality and quantity, namely: source and control of geogenic and anthropogenic contamination in groundwater and surface water resources, desalination technologies, climate and water balance, watershed and groundwater management and rainwater harvesting, to name a few.
Readership: Researchers, Academics and Practicing engineers. This book will serve as a curriculum material for Undergraduates and Postgraduates in environmental science and engineering. Besides, appealing to the general reader interested in sustainable and quality water, the book would also serve as a source document to agencies supporting research in this field.