The Brahmaputra Basin Water Resources

  • Vijay P. Singh
  • Nayan Sharma
  • C. Shekhar P. Ojha

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 47)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Preliminaries

    1. C. S. P. Ojha, V. P. Singh
      Pages 1-16
    2. M. Barthakur
      Pages 17-23
    3. B. Purkait
      Pages 24-34
    4. N. C. Talukdar, D. Bhattacharyya, S. Hazarika
      Pages 35-71
    5. A. K. Bora
      Pages 88-112
    6. B. Purkait
      Pages 113-138
  3. Hydrology and Hydraulics

    1. B. Datta, V. P. Singh
      Pages 139-195
    2. A. B. Palaniappan
      Pages 196-213
    3. N. Sharma, R. Chakrabarty, C. S. P. Ojha
      Pages 214-228
    4. A. K. Sarma
      Pages 261-273
    5. C. S. P. Ojha, N. Sharma, V. K. Talwar
      Pages 274-298
  4. Water Resources Planning Constraints

    1. S. N. Phukan
      Pages 299-308
    2. B. K. Bhattacharya
      Pages 321-325
    3. A. Sharma
      Pages 326-335
    4. M. Hussain
      Pages 336-350
    5. B. K. Talukdar
      Pages 351-365
    6. C. Mahanta, V. Subramanian
      Pages 376-400
    7. D. N. Borthakur
      Pages 401-410
  5. Water Resources Development

    1. B. Purkait
      Pages 411-418
    2. P. S. Goswami, N. Sharma, C. S. P. Ojha
      Pages 419-435
    3. P. C. Sharma
      Pages 436-472
    4. R. M. Das
      Pages 473-519
    5. S. B. Medhi
      Pages 520-534
    6. A. K. Mitra
      Pages 535-558
    7. V. Bhanu Murthy, V. Hari Prasad
      Pages 559-577
    8. Amita Sinvhal, Vipul Prakash
      Pages 578-610
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 611-613

About this book


The Brahmaputra River is a precious gift of Nature to India and especially to its northeast region. The meaning of this gift becomes evident immediately when one considers the vastness of water resources which the Brahmaputra River basin possesses. Nearly 30% of India's water resources potential and 41% of the country's total hydropower potential are found in this basin. In terms of the average discharge, the Brahmaputra River is the fifth largest river in the world. Traversing a distance of about 2,900 kilometers from Tibet at an elevation of 5,150 meters to the Bay of Bengal and draining an area of nearly 1. 6 million square kilometres shared by Tibet, India and Bangladesh, it has shaped the social, economic, cultural, religious, political, and linguistic fabric of the northeast region of India from time immemorial. Its majestic disposition is nothing short of poetic. The northeast region has a colourful ethnic and non-ethnic population and represents almost a miniature India. Its biodiversity of flora and fauna and other natural ecosystems is unsurpassable. The northeast region of India is endowed with enormous natural resources and the huge potential of the Brahmaputra River basin. These resources notwithstanding, this part of India remains woefully underdeveloped. The current state of low development of the northeast region can arguably be attributed to a multitude of factors.


Meteorology Weather development hydrogeology hydrology

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay P. Singh
    • 1
  • Nayan Sharma
    • 2
  • C. Shekhar P. Ojha
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.Water Resources Development Training CentreIndian Institute of Technology, RoorkeeUttaranchalIndia
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology, RoorkeeUttaranchalIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6481-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0540-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
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