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Sand Mining

Environmental Impacts and Selected Case Studies

  • Unique book focused on environmental aspects of sand mining

  • Contains both theory about causes and consequences of sand mining as well as practical case study examples

  • Details case studies in India which are relevant for any river system draining densely populated coasts

Book

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. D. Padmalal, K. Maya
    Pages 1-7
  3. D. Padmalal, K. Maya
    Pages 9-22
  4. D. Padmalal, K. Maya
    Pages 23-30
  5. D. Padmalal, K. Maya
    Pages 31-56
  6. D. Padmalal, K. Maya
    Pages 57-80
  7. D. Padmalal, K. Maya
    Pages 81-105
  8. D. Padmalal, K. Maya
    Pages 107-123
  9. D. Padmalal, K. Maya
    Pages 125-138
  10. D. Padmalal, K. Maya
    Pages 139-145
  11. D. Padmalal, K. Maya
    Pages 147-153
  12. D. Padmalal, K. Maya
    Pages 155-160
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 161-162

About this book

Introduction

This book addresses most of the environmental impacts of sand mining from small rivers. The problems and solutions addressed in this book are applicable to all rivers that drain through densely populated tropical coasts undergoing rapid economic growth. Many rivers in the world are drastically being altered to levels often beyond their natural resilience capability. Among the different types of human interventions, mining of sand and gravel is the most disastrous one, as the activity threatens the very existence of river ecosystems. A better understanding of sand budgets is necessary if the problems of river and coastal environments are to be solved.

Keywords

River Ecosystem Sand Budget Sand Mining Western Ghats Mining Western Ghats Rivers

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Earth Science StudiesThiruvananthapuramIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Earth Science StudiesThiruvananthapuramIndia

About the authors

Dr. D. Padmalal is a research scientist at the Centre for Earth Science Studies (Trivandrum, Kerala, India). He is an expert in Quaternary Geology and Environmental Geology and has been studying sand mining and related environmental problems for almost 20 years.

Dr. K. Maya is a research scientist at the Centre for Earth Science Studies (Trivandrum, Kerala, India). She is an expert in River Basin Studies and River Management & Restoration. She has been working in these fields for almost 15 years.

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