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Arsenic Water Resources Contamination

Challenges and Solutions

  • Ali Fares
  • Sushant K. Singh
Book

Part of the Advances in Water Security book series (AWS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Runti Choudhury, Chandan Mahanta, Pallavi Sharma, Shirishkumar M. Baviskar
    Pages 43-53
  3. Torsak Tippairote, Weeraya Karnpanit, Dunyaporn Trachootham
    Pages 73-101
  4. Anindita Mitra, Soumya Chatterjee, Dharmendra K. Gupta
    Pages 103-129
  5. Nandita Singh, Om Prakash Singh
    Pages 131-156
  6. André C. Horn, Marubini R. Ramudzuli
    Pages 157-175
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 297-305

About this book

Introduction

This edited volume brings together a diverse group of environmental science, sustainability and health researchers to address the challenges posed by global mass poisoning caused by arsenic water contamination. The book sheds light on this global environmental issue, and proposes solutions to aquatic contamination through a multi-disciplinary lens and case studies from Bangladesh and India. The book may serve as a reference to environment and sustainability researchers, students and policy makers.

Part one of the book describes the issue of arsenic contamination in ground water and river basins, including its source and distribution in specific locations in India. Part two explains the routes of exposure to environmental arsenic, its transport in aquatic ecosystems, and the health risks linked to arsenic exposure in food and the environment. Part three addresses sustainable arsenic contamination mitigation strategies and policies, the socioeconomic, demographic, cultural and psychological aspects of arsenic contamination, and the potential applications of GIS and remote sensing in providing solutions. Part four concludes by discussing the role of local and regional institutions in water resources management for a variety of issues including but not limited to arsenic contamination, and presents a case study in the Indus river basin in Pakistan to propose future contamination mitigation strategies.

Keywords

Ground water arsenic contamination Red river basin Aquatic ecosystem transport Arsenic exposure health risks Sustainable arsenic mitigation GIS water analysis Remote sensing water quality Rural Bangladesh Arsenic policy in India Indus river basin Water pollution source tracking

Editors and affiliations

  • Ali Fares
    • 1
  • Sushant K. Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Agriculture & Human SciencesPrairie View A&M UniversityPrairie ViewUSA
  2. 2.Department of Health, Insurance and Life SciencesData & Analytics Practice Virtusa CorporationNew York CityUSA

About the editors

Ali Fares is the Interim Vice President of Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs and Professor of Water Security at Prairie View A&M University, Texas. He is currently the editor of the Water Security Book Series and edited two books. In addition, he published 14 book chapters, over 20 conference proceedings, and over 74 articles in peer reviewed journals. His research interests include disaster preparedness and resiliency, flood prediction and mitigation, water security, water-energy-food nexus, watershed hydrology and management, water allocation, irrigation management, and adaptation and mitigation of climate variability.

Dr. Sushant Singh is the lead artificial intelligence and machine learning scientist in the Department of Health, Insurance and Life Sciences at Virtusa Corporation, New York. He earned two PhD degrees: one in Environmental Science from India and another in Environmental Management in the US. He authored more than 30 peer reviewed journal articles, two books, three book chapters, two conference proceedings, one encyclopedia entry, and over 25 international presentations. His research interests include the application of artificial intelligence in health, insurance, life sciences, and environmental sustainability.


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