Clean and Sustainable Groundwater in India

  • Dipankar Saha
  • Sanjay Marwaha
  • Arunangshu Mukherjee

Part of the Springer Hydrogeology book series (SPRINGERHYDRO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Dipankar Saha, Sanjay Marwaha, Arunangshu Mukherjee
    Pages 1-11
  3. K. P. Singh, Naval Kishore, Tuli Naresh, R. S. Loyal, Kaur Mandeep, Jasbir Kaur Taak
    Pages 95-106
  4. Shashank Shekhar, Suman Kumar, Rajiv Sinha, Sanjeev Gupta, Alexander Densmore, S. P. Rai et al.
    Pages 117-124
  5. A. Subburaj, E. Sampath Kumar, S. Suresh, V. Elanchelian, K. Rajarajan
    Pages 191-202
  6. S. S. Vittala, G. R. C. Reddy, K. R. Sooryanarayana, G. Sudarshan
    Pages 203-213
  7. Bishwadeep Ghose, Harshvardhan Dhawan, Himanshu Kulkarni, Uma Aslekar, Siddharth Patil, M. V. Ramachandrudu et al.
    Pages 215-234
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 333-334

About this book


The book embodies the groundwater issues and challenges in India focusing its sustainable use. It is a compilation of papers presented by the eminent experts from Government departments, academia, research institutes, NGOs and stakeholders who assembled at Kurukshetra on 21st August, 2015 in the event of Bhujal Manthan or “Churning of Groundwater” organized for the first time by Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, the apex Ministry of Water Resource under Government of India.

India, as a country, is the highest groundwater extractor in the world. Its service towards attaining the food and clean drinking water security is well documented. This volume addresses the issues of aquifer characterization, groundwater contamination, groundwater resource availability and its sustainable management through community participation in pan-India scenario. This book provides a unique opportunity for its readers to understand groundwater domain in India in its entire gamut. The papers included in the volume were selected carefully from the presentations made in the following four broad topics during the Manthan; (i) groundwater quality, (ii) conjunctive use of surface and groundwater, (iii) management intervention and sustainable use of this resource, and (iv) groundwater problems and application of various techniques.

The book contains 20 papers including an introductory chapter by the editors. The content of the book is enriched by contributions from eminent researchers and activists in groundwater domain, like Prof. Tushar Shah, Prof. K J Nath, Prof. Himanshu Kulkarni, Dr. D K Chadha, Dr. Bharat Sharma and others. The recommendations in the individual papers are of immense significance for keeping the groundwater of the country clean and sustainable. The volume will help the readers to understand the groundwater issues of the country and also assist policy makers to prepare strategies for its better governance and management with environmentally sustainable ways.


Ground Water Management Aquifer Mapping Climate Change India Water Use Efficency Sustainable Management Ground Water Pollution Water Conservation

Editors and affiliations

  • Dipankar Saha
    • 1
  • Sanjay Marwaha
    • 2
  • Arunangshu Mukherjee
    • 3
  1. 1.Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga RejuvenationCentral Ground Water BoardFaridabadIndia
  2. 2.Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga RejuvenationCentral Ground Water BoardFaridabadIndia
  3. 3.Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga RejuvenationCentral Ground Water BoardFaridabadIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4551-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4552-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-6454
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-6462
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