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Restoration of Wetland Ecosystem: A Trajectory Towards a Sustainable Environment

  • Atul Kumar  Upadhyay
  • Ranjan Singh
  • D. P. Singh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ibha Suhani, Monika, Barkha Vaish, Pooja Singh, Rajeev Pratap Singh
    Pages 1-16
  3. Atul Kumar Upadhyay, Ranjan Singh, D. P. Singh
    Pages 17-29
  4. Govind Gupta, Jabbar Khan, Atul Kumar Upadhyay, Naveen Kumar Singh
    Pages 31-43
  5. Afreen J. Lolu, Amrik S. Ahluwalia, Malkiat C. Sidhu, Zafar A. Reshi, S. K. Mandotra
    Pages 45-58
  6. Shashank Tiwari, Chhatarpal Singh, Jay Shankar Singh
    Pages 59-74
  7. Rima Kumari, S. K. Shukla, K. Parmar, Nirmali Bordoloi, Amit Kumar, P. Saikia
    Pages 75-85
  8. Avinash Singh, Prashant Kumar Singh, Wenjing Wang, Alok Kumar Shrivastava
    Pages 87-99
  9. Prem Chandra, Enespa, Mukesh Kumar
    Pages 101-124
  10. S. K. Mandotra, Afreen J. Lolu, Sunil Kumar, P. W. Ramteke, Amrik S. Ahluwalia
    Pages 145-160
  11. Amit Kumar Singh, Harvesh Kumar Rana, Ravi Kumar Yadav, Abhay K. Pandey
    Pages 161-178
  12. Gereraj Sen Gupta, Garima Yadav, Supriya Tiwari
    Pages 195-226
  13. Vivek K. Chaturvedi, Ankita Kushwaha, Shweta Maurya, Nazish Tabassum, Himani Chaurasia, M. P. Singh
    Pages 227-247

About this book

Introduction

The risks and consequences of environmental change are increasing, leading to massive losses in terms of ecosystems and having a huge impact on human populations. As such, global thinkers, environmentalists, scientists and policy makers are focusing on finding solutions and ways to sustain life on Earth. Anthropogenic impacts on the climate system can only be mitigated by the restoration of existing natural resources and the sustainable development of the environment and society. 

This book discusses the potential of green technology in waste management, wetland restoration, presenting the latest developments in the field of bioenergy, green ecology, bioremediation and microbial management. Wetlands are one of Earth’s most important ecosystems, and they provide valuable services to human societies, such as minimizing the impacts of floods, acting as a carbon sink, and offering water purification as well as recreational opportunities. Wetlands may be natural or constructed, and the effectiveness of wetland services largely depends on the diversity of macrophytes affecting the algal production, plant biomass and nutrient status of the system. In addition, they are one of the richest microbial ecosystems on earth: the rhizosphere, soil and water interface enhances wetland services with implications ranging from phytoremediation to microbial bioprospection. However, in order to function properly, they need to be effectively redesigned, reengineered, protected and maintained.

The book addresses the dynamic relation between three global concerns: environmental pollution, resource exploitation and sustainability. It describes the utilization of resources like wastes (municipal, industrial, agricultural, mine drainage, tannery, solid, and e waste), plants, algae and microbes for production of renewable biofuel, biofertilizers and other value added products to achieve the goal of sustainable development. The book also discusses the current and future trends in employing wetlands in improving water quality. In addition it presents the latest international research in the fields of wetland science, waste management, carbon sequestration and bioremediation. 

Highlighting a broad spectrum of topics and strategies for achieving a sustainable environment, the book offers researchers, students and academics insights into utilizing resources in a sustainable way.

Keywords

Wetland Waste Management Bioenergy Carbon Sequestration Environmental Pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Atul Kumar  Upadhyay
    • 1
  • Ranjan Singh
    • 2
  • D. P. Singh
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Environmental ScienceBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University)LucknowIndia
  2. 2.Department of Environmental ScienceBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University)LucknowIndia
  3. 3.Department of Environmental ScienceBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University)LucknowIndia

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