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Ground Water Development - Issues and Sustainable Solutions

  • S. P. Sinha Ray


  • Provides awareness on ground water conditions in major hydrogeological framework

  • Chapters contributed by renowned Ground Water Experts

  • Provides solutions to ground water development problems which will be very useful for researchers and policy makers of the ground water development schemes


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Major Ground Water Development Issues in South Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Groundwater Development Problems in Arid and Semi-Arid & Hilly Areas

  4. Ground Water Management in Alluvial and Coastal Areas

  5. Conservation of Ground Water

  6. Advance Research in Ground Water

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. U. K. Sinha, K. Tirumalesh, Hemant V. Mohokar
      Pages 229-264

About this book


Ground water resources are receiving global attention, as human population growth and development cause significant changes to the earth system. It plays a major role in ensuring livelihood security in many parts of South Asia and its contribution to poverty alleviation is substantial. The complex nature of ground water problems in the Indian Sub-continent requires a precise delineation of the ground water regimes in different hydro geological settings and socio-economic conditions and is a primary necessity for sustainable and equitable management. Strategies to respond to ground water over-exploitation and deteriorating water quality must be based on a new approach. Practical policies and various solution options urgently need to be formulated and implemented to prevent the development problems.

There is pressing need to evolve workable methods and approaches based on modern scientific researches on ground water resources, as well as to build a social framework including community participation at all levels for a ground water development system. The community participation in water pumping policies, incentives of efficient use, affordability of low income users and other vulnerable groups, water awareness are prime factors for success of any ground water based water supply project.


Development Issue Ground Water Isotope Sustainable Solutions Water Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • S. P. Sinha Ray
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Ground Water StudiesJadavpur, KolkataIndia

About the editors

S. P. Sinha Ray has been a member of Central Ground Water Board and Central Ground Water Authority, Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India. He has more than 40 years of experience in groundwater exploration, development and management. By virtue of his long association with the country’s apex organization dealing with groundwater resources, he has acquired substantial expertise in the field. Besides having a vast knowledge of the subject within the country, he has also gained insights and know-how in other countries like Algeria, Bangladesh, the USA, Korea, Zimbabwe and Japan. He is a Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science, a Member, International Association of Hydrogeologists and Emeritus President, Centre for Ground Water Studies, Kolkata.

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