Groundwater of South Asia

  • Abhijit Mukherjee

Part of the Springer Hydrogeology book series (SPRINGERHYDRO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Groundwater Systems of South Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Abhijit Mukherjee
      Pages 3-20
  3. Groundwater Availability: Exploration, Recharge and Storage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Abhijit Mukherjee, Soumendra Nath Bhanja
      Pages 37-47
    3. Soumendra Nath Bhanja, Abhijit Mukherjee, Matthew Rodell
      Pages 49-59
    4. Prabhat Chandra Chandra
      Pages 61-84
    5. Ghulam Jeelani, Rouf Ahmad Shah, Rajendrakumar D. Deshpande
      Pages 85-100
    6. A. Shaw, P. Das, M. K. Layek, M. Chakraborty, M. S. Jamal, P. Sengupta et al.
      Pages 119-129
    7. Suman Kumar, Aditya Sarkar, Shakir Ali, Shashank Shekhar
      Pages 131-152
    8. Than Zaw, Aung Kyaw Moe, Myint Ko, Ye Myint Swe
      Pages 153-168
    9. Surendra R. Shrestha, Ganesh N. Tripathi, Dipendra Laudari
      Pages 169-193
  4. Groundwater Quality and Pollution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Srimanti Dutta Gupta, Abhijit Mukherjee, Jayanta Bhattacharya, Animesh Bhattacharya
      Pages 247-255
    3. Shubhangi, Anand Kumar, Akanksha Balha, Sonal Bindal, Chander Kumar Singh
      Pages 257-274
    4. Abhijit Mukherjee, Prosun Bhattacharya, Kazi Matin Ahmed
      Pages 307-317
    5. Madhumita Chakraborty, Abhijit Mukherjee, Kazi Matin Ahmed
      Pages 319-334
    6. Debashis Chatterjee, Madhurina Mazumder, Sandipan Barman, Jishnu Adhikari, Amit Kundu, Aishwarya Mukherjee et al.
      Pages 349-373
    7. T. H. Brikowski, L. S. Smith, A. Neku
      Pages 375-391
    8. Arslan Ahmad, Prosun Bhattacharya
      Pages 393-403
    9. C. B. Dissanayake, Rohana Chandrajith
      Pages 405-428
  5. Coastal Groundwater

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-429
    2. Anwar Zahid, A. F. M. Afzal Hossain, M. Hazrat Ali, Kamrul Islam, Salah Uddin Abbassi
      Pages 431-451
    3. M. M. Hasan, Kazi Matin Ahmed, S. Sultana, M. S. Rahman, S. K. Ghosh, P. Ravenscroft
      Pages 453-462
    4. S. Chidambaram, C. Thivya, A. L. Ramanathan, R. Thilagavathi, M. V. Prasanna
      Pages 475-495
    5. Moritz Kopmann, Philip John Binning, Henrik Bregnhøj
      Pages 497-520
  6. Groundwater and Climate Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 521-521
    2. Anwar Zahid, A. F. M. Afzal Hossain, Gautam C. Mridha, M. Rezaul Hasan, Kamrul Islam, M. Salah Uddin Abbassi
      Pages 545-568
    3. Chandan Mahanta, Anirudha Mahagaonkar, Runti Choudhury
      Pages 569-582
    4. Syed Aaquib Hussain, Kousik Das, Soumendra Nath Bhanja, Abhijit Mukherjee
      Pages 583-591
  7. Groundwater Sustainability: Management and Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 613-613
    2. Himanshu Kulkarni, Uma Aslekar, Siddharth Patil
      Pages 615-642
    3. Pragnaditya Malakar, Abhijit Mukherjee, Sudeshna Sarkar
      Pages 643-655
    4. Paul Pavelic, Robyn Johnston, Matthew McCartney, Guillaume Lacombe, Sonali Senaratna Sellamuttu
      Pages 695-705

About this book


This books presents recent findings from the South Asian region (SA), broadly including groundwater studies on (a) quantity, (b) exploration, (c) quality and pollution, (d) economics, management and policies, (e) groundwater and society, and (f) sustainable sources. It offers a compilation of compelling, authentic insights into groundwater scenarios throughout the water-stressed South Asia region. Comprising Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, it is the most densely populated region in the world: It occupies approximately 4% of the global land area but supports more than 25% of the global population. The SA region now faces an acute shortage of fresh water due to a rapid rise in water demand and changes in societal water-use patterns. Combining essential advances and perspectives, this book offers a valuable resource for all scientists, planners and policymakers who are interested in understanding and developing the SA and other related areas.


Groundwater Resource Groundwater Quality Groundwater Economics Groundwater Management Sustainable Groundwater

Editors and affiliations

  • Abhijit Mukherjee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geology and GeophysicsIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia

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