Ground Water Development - Issues and Sustainable Solutions

  • S. P. Sinha Ray

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
  7. Contaminated Ground Water & Its Mitigation

  8. Community Involvement & Participatory Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Siddharth Patil, Eklavya Prasad, Himanshu Kulkarni, Sarang Kulkarni
      Pages 317-328
    3. Jared Buono, Sunesh Sharma, Anil Kumar, Kaustubh Mahamuni, Bhupal Bisht, Sivakumar Adiraju et al.
      Pages 329-337
  9. Ground Water Development Issues & Sustainable Solutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339

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

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