About the Book
The coastal delta
systems are the prominent land forms and vibrant eco systems rich in water
resources and biodiversities, play a vital role in the growth and development
of agriculture, irrigation, drinking water and industrial needs and provide
good base for multitude of rural and urban population. About 50% of the water requirements for the
above sectors are being met from the ground water resources. The stability of
ground water resources and their environmental protection are therefore of
prime concern for sustainable and economic development. The fresh ground water systems in the coastal
deltas and the inter delta regions over the last three or four decades have
been subjected to large scale stresses in the form of ground water withdrawals
beyond their optimum limits to meet ever increasing demands in the agriculture
and irrigation sectors. As a consequence
there are large scale depletion of water levels and reductions in fresh water
storage potentials, causing saline water ingression inland, thereby causing a
dent in the agriculture production and economic growth of the country. This situation is being further threatened by
global warming processes and tsunamic impacts. It is therefore felt necessary
that an integrated and holistic approach is required who adopted to protect
these important fresh water resources free from the onslaughts of anthropogenic
and natural hazards. The book on “Ground
Water Systems Analysis of Indian Coastal Deltas” provides an integrated and
holistic approach towards understanding, assessment and management of these
fresh ground water resources in different delta complexes of India.
Some of the key features of this book are:
and tectonic evolution of coastal deltas.
water balance studies and recharge-run off estimations.
of fresh water resource potentials in different delta systems.
water quality trends and analysis.
water inter relationships and estimation of interface structures for
different delta systems.
and optimization strategies.