Hydrology and Water Resources of India

  • Sharad K. Jain
  • Pushpendra K. Agarwal
  • Vijay P. Singh

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XLI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 3-62
  3. Hydrology and Hydrometeorology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 65-85
    3. Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 87-153
    4. Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 155-192
    5. Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 193-234
    6. Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 235-294
  4. River Basins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 297-331
    3. Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 333-418
    4. Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 419-472
    5. Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 473-511
    6. Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 513-559
    7. Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 561-595
    8. Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 597-639
    9. Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 641-699
    10. Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 701-741
    11. Sharad K. Jain, Pushpendra K. Agarwal, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 743-795

About this book

Introduction

India is endowed with varied topographical features, such as high mountains, extensive plateaus, and wide plains traversed by mighty rivers. Water is an important input in the socio-economic development of a nation. In India, this dependence is even more apparent, as 70% of her population is dependent on agriculture.

Divided into four sections the book provides a comprehensive overview of water resources of India. Beginning with a general description of the country, major hydrologic features, such as climate (precipitation, temperature, radiation, etc.), streamflow, groundwater, soil, etc. are discussed. A detailed treatment of all major river basins is provided, which includes description of catchments, tributaries, surface water and ground water, and important water resources projects. This is followed by a discussion on major uses of water in India, major projects, water related problems including environment and water quality, provisions of the constitution of India, interlinking of India rivers, and institutions dealing with water resources. Finally, the last chapter discusses some views on water management policy for India.

Audience
The book should be useful to Water Resources professionals, particularly those with an interest in India, graduate students, researchers, teachers, planners and policy makers

Keywords

Ground Water Groundwater India Rivers Water Resources hydrology population

Authors and affiliations

  • Sharad K. Jain
    • 1
  • Pushpendra K. Agarwal
    • 2
  • Vijay P. Singh
    • 3
  1. 1.National Institute of HydrologyRoorkeeIndia
  2. 2.National Institute of HydrologyRoorkeeIndia
  3. 3.Department of Biological and Agricultural EngineeringTexas A & M UniversityCollege StationU.S.A

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-5180-8
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5179-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5180-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
  • About this book