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Subsurface-Water Hydrology

Proceedings of the International Conference on Hydrology and Water Resources, New Delhi, India, December 1993

  • Vijay P. Singh
  • Bhishm Kumar

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Unsaturated Flow

  3. Seepage and Drainage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
  4. Groundwater Recharge

  5. Aquifer Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. R. J. Oosterbaan, J. Boonstra, K. V. G. K. Rao
      Pages 153-160
    3. H. P. Patra, M. Bandopadhyay, G. Banerjee, S. N. Mukherjee, M. Chowdhury
      Pages 161-172
  6. Groundwater Resource Evaluation

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 277-278

About these proceedings

Introduction

Water is vital to life, maintenance of ecological balance, economic development, and sustenance of civilization. Planning and management of water resources and its optimal use are a matter of urgency for most countries of the world, and even more so for India with a huge population. Growing population and expanding economic activities exert increasing demands on water for varied needs--domestic, industrial, agricultural, power generation, navigation, recreation, etc. In India, agriculture is the highest user of water. The past three decades have witnessed numerous advances as well as have presented intriguing challenges and exciting opportunities in hydrology and water resources. Compounding them has been the growing environmental consciousness. Nowhere are these challenges more apparent than in India. As we approach the twenty­ first century, it is entirely fitting to take stock of what has been accomplished and what remains to be accomplished, and what accomplishments are relevant, with particular reference to Indian conditions.

Keywords

Groundwater environment hydrology policy remote sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay P. Singh
    • 1
  • Bhishm Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.National Institute of HydrologyRoorkeeIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-0391-6
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4175-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0391-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
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