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India’s Waters Advances in Development and Management

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Lingua: Inglese

CRC Press

Pubblicazione: 12/2011
Edizione: 1° edizione

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India’s Waters: Advances in Development and Management is a critical study of the development and management of India’s waters. Its central theme is that the current methods in use are an extension of the colonial-era system, which, despite vast growth, has remained essentially the same in terms of developmental concepts, technological activities, and performance. A revolution on several fronts is possible, and this book details the author’s own plans for these advancements. First the book briefly addresses both the physiographic and hydrologic characteristics of India and its waters, and the current official proposals for their development. Next, the author presents new concepts and policies for development of India’s waters, followed by his proposed technological revolution. The author illustrates how India’s aforementioned unique characteristics enable use of some novel technologies that are unique globally. This fact is key to his proposed revolution, which asserts that water availability can be more than doubled. Even more importantly, water can be placed in the hands of the farmer. On the subject of hydroelectric development, the author explores a novel technology of interspatial intertemporal pumped storage development that would increase both hydroelectric potential and peaking power almost five times over. On a related note, the book explains advances in water resource developmental planning in terms of a new societal environmental systems management that far surpasses the much vaunted integrated water resources development. The author also talks about the challenges of climate change, demonstrating how his revolutionary technological proposals could be applied to deal with this serious issue.


Introduction Notes Environmental Characteristics Introduction Geographical Characteristics India—Geological HistoryPhysiography Drainage SystemClimatePrecipitation and Evapotranspiration Characteristics Floods and Droughts Groundwater River BasinsWater Resources Climate Change Note Development and Management of India’s Waters—Overview Historical Perspective British Period Development after IndependenceFutures Challenges and Proposed Responses Introduction NCIWRDP 1999—Findings and RecommendationsNCIWRDP 1999—A Review Estimate of Utilizable Water Resources and Demand—Water Balance Water Requirement Review of the Official Demand Estimates and Proposed Modifications Interlinking of India’s Rivers Review of Proposal of Interlinking of RiversSecond India Studies—Water India Water Partnership Study World Bank Study Review of the World Bank and Other So-Called Expert Studies Reflections on Governance Integrated Water Resources ManagementRecent Modification by GOI of Water Demand Estimates Overview of Current Official and Other Studies Conclusion Notes Revolutionizing Development of India’s Waters—New Concepts, Policies, and Technologies Introduction Study of Current Policy and Management Perspective of Development Challenges Future Perspective Some Conceptual Revolutions about Management of Water Some Unique Indian Environment Characteristic Features Proposed Creative Approach and Some Novel Technologies and Advances Estimate of Water Availability Revolution Further Advances in Water Management Environmental Systems Management Modernization of Socioeconomic System Policy Planning—Societal Environmental Systems Management Challenge of Climate Change Conclusion Notes Revolutionizing the Development of India’s Waters Introduction Development of Indus Basin Development of GBM Basin Revolutionizing Developmental Strategy of GBM Basin Development of Himalayan Region Development of Alluvial Plains Development of Vindhyan Region Development of Brahmaputra–Meghna RegionDevelopment of Delta Region International Interaction in GBM Basin Current Scene—Nepal and India International Interaction in GBM Basin Current Scene—India and Bangladesh GBM Conflict Resolution Scientific Development of GBM Development of Peninsular Region Climate Change River Basin and National Water Planning Further Advances—Sustainable Development and Water Conclusion Notes Some Perspectives and Institutional and Cultural Revolution Introduction Current Scene of Water Management in India Challenge of Management of Water Paradox Background of Water Management in India Institutional Revolution Transformation Involvement of Foreign Agencies Notes ConclusionReferences Appendix 1 Estimate of Water Demand by NCIWRDP 1999 Water Requirement for Irrigation Water Demand for Domestic Use Water Requirement for Industries Water Requirement for Power Development Water Requirement for Inland Navigation Development Water Required for Environment and Ecology Water Requirement to Compensate Evaporation Losses fromReservoirs Total Water Requirement Basin and State Water Requirement Return Flows Water Balance Conclusion Appendix 2 Political Economy of Water Conclusion Notes Index


Professor Chaturvedi is a globally recognized pioneer of water resources engineering in India, along with collaborations he has led in the U.S., Sweden, the former Soviet Union, Italy and the United Kingdom. He is a unique combination of a professional engineer and an academician. He has designed and has been on the Board of Consultants of several major projects in India. He is the founder of the Department of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and Applied Mechanics at IIT Delhi, where he was the Dean (Research) later. On retirement from IIT Delhi in 1985, he joined the Planning Commission, Government of India until leaving for the U.S. to join the University of Texas, Austin in 1989. Dr.Chaturvedi has published three books. He is currently working in the area of sustainability science as an independent scholar, guiding research at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and engaged in writing three books on the subject spending about a year and half at Harvard University recently. Dr.Chaturvedi is a founding member and Fellow of the IWRA and a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He has been identified as Distinguished Alumni of his Alma Mater, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA. Professor Chaturvedi and his wife, Professor Vipula Chaturvedi, established the Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Foundation, providing support for projects that advance science and the human condition."

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Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 9.25 x 6.125 in Ø 1.00 lb
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:42 b/w images, 25 tables and n/a
Pagine Arabe: 240

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