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Integrated Water Resources: Planning and Management

K. Srinivasa Raju (Editor) Ashoke Kumar Sarkar (Editor) Motilal Dash (Editor)
Synopsis Water resources are decreasing day by day due to the exponential increase in demand. Also, due to human and industrial activities, the quality of water is getting affected resulting in a reduction in the supply of usable water and problems with the disposal of polluted water. This necessitates water conservation strategies at the National, State and Local levels. A number of advanced techniques have been developed on various aspects of water conservation and quality preservation by researchers. Also, there are traditional approaches available and are being used very effectively in various parts of the world. There is a need to understand and integrate these aspects to develop integrated sustainable water resources planning strategies. The present book encompasses various topics related to water resources planning and management. However, for the benefit of the readers, they have been presented under the following four themes. Systems Approach to Hydrologic Problems and Mathematical Modeling; Geographical information Systems and Remote Sensing in Water Resources Management; Water Pollution and Environmental Considerations; Watershed Management, Education, Artificial Recharge and Rain Water Harvesting
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About the authors

K. Srinivasa Raju

Dr. S. Srinivasa Raju is Head of the Department, Civil Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan, India. His area of specialization is Water Resources Engineering. He obtained his B.E. (Civil) from Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh; M.Tech and Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering from Indian Institute of technology, Madras and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur respectively. He was Post Doctoral Research fellow with GRESE, ENGREF and LAMSADE, Paris, France during February-July 2000. His research interests include Water Resources Management, Multicriterion Decision Making, Artificial Neural Networks and Fuzzy logic. He published more than 60 papers in International, National Journals and Conferences. He was recipient of Anbar Citation of Excellence, UK; Sir Arthur Cotton Memorial medal from Institution of Engineers (India); Latest top rated article rating by International Society of Robust Engineering Professionals, USA in the category of Operations Research/Statistics.

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Ashoke Kumar Sarkar

Dr. Ashoke K. Sarkar is Professor of Civil Engineering and the Dean Instruction Division and Faculty Division and Faculty Division I at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. His area of specialization is Transportation Engineering. He did BE (Civil Engineering) from the Guwahati University, Assam; M.A. Sc in Transportation from the University of British Columbia, Canada and Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur. He worked in IIT Kharagpur as a faculty member for about 10 years and then joined the University of Durban-Westville, South Africa to occupy the Chair in Transportation created by the Government of South Africa. Dr. Sarkar also worked with Transportek, CSIR for two years in Pretoria, South Africa. He has been involved in a number of rural transportation related projects funded by agencies such as ILO and DFID. Prof. Sarkar is the co-ordinator of the Regional Forum Group (Rajasthan Region) of the International Forum for Rural Transport and Development (IFRTD).

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Motilal Dash

Dr. Motilal Dash is Assistant Professor, Humanistic Studies Group, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. He has obtained his Ph.D. in Sociology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1994 with the specialization ‘Rural Development’. Since 1995, he has been involved in teaching, research and extension activities at BITS Pilani. He has extensively worked with the rural population and involved with important rural development projects funded by DFID-UK and ILO. He works ar the grass root level and presently carrying out projects in collaboration with Asha-for-Education, Yale Chapter, USA, and Association for India’s Development (AID-India), Maryland, USA. He has participated in a number of seminars/conferences in India and abroad and has convened seminars/conferences mainly on social issues. He has written a number of articles in various journals and has published books on ‘Grassroots Entrepreneurship’ and ‘Conflict Management’.

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Bibliographic information

Title Integrated Water Resources: Planning and Management
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Jain Brothers
Language: English
isbn 8186321985
length xxxii+365p., Figures; Tables; References; 24cm.