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Environmental Geography of South Asia

Contributions Toward a Future Earth Initiative

  • R.B. Singh
  • Pawel Prokop
  • Incorporate research using varied techniques such as field work, primary survey, remote sensing and GIS

  • Contributes towards future earth initiatives of ICSU

Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Debolina Kundu
      Pages 21-45
  3. India

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Roman Soja, Małgorzata Juszczyk, Joanna Nowakowska
      Pages 133-142
    3. Ashok Kumar, Anju Singh
      Pages 249-267
  4. Other South Asian Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269

About these proceedings


 This volume synthesizes critical environmental challenges of dynamic earth and human environment systems in South Asia emphasizing geographical dimensions. It deals with spaceborne monitoring, climate, ecohydrology, forests and biodiversity, land-use and land-cover change (LUCC), natural hazards, and disasters in order to contribute towards a sustainable future. The contributions range from traditional field techniques to the use of remote sensing and geographic information systems.

The book integrates environmental attributes relating the past, present, and future of South Asia broadly based on biophysical and human dimensions in spatio-temporal perspectives. The monitoring of natural hazards and climate issues is considered a vital component in the context of environmental geography, especially in observation and understanding of climate and water-induced disasters. It is important to communicate the advances in geoscience techniques to increase the resilience of the vulnerable society of South Asia and to promote livelihood security. The sustainability of South Asia depends strongly on the earth environment, and thus the development of geo-environmental monitoring is critical for a better understanding of our living environment. The aim of the book is to present dynamic aspects of environmental geography to contribute to future earth initiatives in South Asia.


Climate Change Environmental Sustainability Future Earth Hydrology and Disaster Land Use, South Asia Natural Hazards

Editors and affiliations

  • R.B. Singh
    • 1
  • Pawel Prokop
    • 2
  1. 1.University of DelhiDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Polish Academy of SciencesKrakowPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Environmental Geography of South Asia
  • Book Subtitle Contributions Toward a Future Earth Initiative
  • Editors R.B. Singh
    Pawel Prokop
  • Series Title Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Advances in Geographical and Environmental Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-4-431-55740-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-4-431-56286-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-4-431-55741-8
  • Series ISSN 2198-3542
  • Series E-ISSN 2198-3550
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 351
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environmental Geography
    Natural Hazards
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