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Evaluation of Groundwater Resources on the Coral Islands of Lakshadweep, India

  • Provides various methods for assessing the groundwater potential on small coral islands

  • Describes step-by-step the application of each method

  • Provides reliable hydrogeological, geophysical, and hydrochemical data as the basis for any future study and research on these islands


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology book series (BRIEFSWATER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Vijay Shankar Singh
    Pages 1-18
  3. Vijay Shankar Singh
    Pages 19-24
  4. Vijay Shankar Singh
    Pages 25-38
  5. Vijay Shankar Singh
    Pages 39-50
  6. Vijay Shankar Singh
    Pages 59-67
  7. Vijay Shankar Singh
    Pages 69-142

About this book


This book provides insights on and tools for the characterization of island aquifers, as illustrated by the example of the coral islands of Lakshadweep in India. After an initial overview of the different coral islands, subsequent chapters explain key geophysical, hydrogeological and hydrochemical methods for the assessment and characterization of coral island aquifers. The book’s closing chapters highlight selected case studies and describe actual implementations of the methods discussed. In addition to presenting the details of data collection on each island – a valuable resource for any future study on these islands – in graphical form, the book proposes suitable measures for ensuring the sustainability of groundwater resources on the islands. Accordingly, it offers a unique and essential source of information for all hydrogeologists whose work involves island aquifers. 


Island aquifers Small Coral Island Groundwater Occurrence on Tiny Island Characterization of Aquifer System on Tiny Island Simulation of Aquifer System on Coral Island Groundwater Management Scheme on Coral Island

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Hyderabad, TelanganaIndia

About the authors

Retired Chief Scientist and Ex-Emeritus Scientist from CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Geophysics in 1972 and 1987 respectively from Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He pursued his research in the field of Groundwater Hydrology. He continued his research in the field of groundwater hydrology at BGR/NLfB, Hannover, Germany. Further he pursued research in the field of Aquifer Parameter Estimation at University of Birmingham, U.K. He developed efficient and versatile techniques for estimation of aquifer parameters considering realistic field conditions, particularly, prevailing in Asian countries. He has published many research papers in National and International Scientific Journals and edited books. His effort has been to develop sustainable groundwater management scheme through the application of numerical models under different hydrogeological terrains. He is member of IAHS. Dr. Singh has been conferred with NATIONAL HYDROLOGY AWARD (Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India).

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