Urban Ecology, Water Quality and Climate Change

  • Arup K. Sarma
  • Vijay P. Singh
  • Rajib K. Bhattacharjya
  • Suresh A. Kartha

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 84)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Urbanization and Ecological Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Aabshar U. K. Imam, M. S. Indu
      Pages 13-27
    3. Banasri Sarma, C. Mahanta
      Pages 39-57
    4. Atanu Kumar Dutta, Deheswar Deka, Arup Hatibaruah, Dipankar Goswami, Shashanka Sekhar Rai, Tridib Basumatary
      Pages 59-68
    5. Rajiv Kumar, G. Appa Roa, Teiborlang Lyngdoh Ryntathiang
      Pages 107-119
  3. Climate Change Issues in Urban Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Manzoor Ahmad Ahanger, Mudasir Ahmad Lone
      Pages 135-147
    3. Juri Borbora, Apurba Kumar Das, Rajesh Kumar Sah, Nabajit Hazarika
      Pages 149-156
    4. R. L. Deka, L. Saikia, C. Mahanta, M. K. Dutta
      Pages 169-179
    5. D. Jhajharia, P. K. Pandey, T. Tapang, S. Laji, K. Dahal, R. R. Choudhary et al.
      Pages 181-191
  4. Water Quality Concerns in Urban Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. V. Meera, M. Mansoor Ahammed
      Pages 195-202
    3. Sangeeta Dey, Manabendra Dutta Choudhury, Suchismita Das
      Pages 203-213

About this book


This unique book brings together high-quality research contributions on ecological aspects of urbanization, water quality concerns in an urban environment, and climate change issues with a strong Indian focus under one umbrella. It includes several case studies that discuss urban water management, particularly highlighting the quality aspects.

Urbanization is an ecological disturbance that the modern world accepts as essential in the absence of a better alternative that could provide an equal level of comfort. The prohibitive costs of eco-friendly production technologies are forcing the developing world to generate industrial waste that is detrimental to the environment.  At the same time, the availability of adequate fresh water is another challenge for our climate-change impacted world. The scientific community is, therefore, searching for ways towards ecologically sustainable urban development. Discussing all these issues, this book offers a useful guide for academicians, researchers, practicing engineers, and managers dealing with diverse water-related problems in urban areas.


Urbanization and Urban Ecology Climate Change and Urbanization Urbanization and Water Quality Waste Water and Industrialization Ground Water Contamination in Urban Environment ecologically sustainable urban development

Editors and affiliations

  • Arup K. Sarma
    • 1
  • Vijay P. Singh
    • 2
  • Rajib K. Bhattacharjya
    • 3
  • Suresh A. Kartha
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Zachry Department of Civil EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74494-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74493-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74494-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
  • Series Online ISSN 1872-4663
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