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Hydrogeological Research in India: Significant Papers from the Journal and Memoirs of the Geological Society of India 1959-2008

Subhajyoti Das (Editor) Memoir Geological Society of India

There is no place on Earth that is so much dependent on rain as India. The life of millions of farmers and their cattle depend on this heavenly bounty year after year. When this gift is denied in any year, it causes grave distress. In an average year rains are confined to just 100 days. If care is not taken to store it, water is lost. This is why we have large storage tanks. The tanks also function as feeders to wells providing drinking water to a large percent of population. Unlike water stored in tanks which gets reduced through evaporation, groundwater is available throughout the year, making it available to meet daily needs. However, as civilization advanced there has been a shift to the construction of dams creating large reservoirs and making water available to fanners over large area. The idea that water is a precious resource which has to be used with the greatest care was lost.

Contents: Foreword/B.P. Radhakrishna. Hydrogeological research in India: an introduction/Subhajyoti Das. Selected papers and editorial comments: I. Hydrogeological framework: Editorial comments: Papers 1 to 3: 1. Groundwater in the Peninsular Indian Shield: a framework for rational assessment/T.N. Narasimhan. 2. Hydrogeological features of Deltas and Estuarine Tracts of India/S. Das. 3. Hydrogeological mapping in Deccan Basalts--an appraisal/Kulkarni Himanshu and S.B. Deolankar. II. Groundwater in alluvium: Editorial comments: Papers 4 to 9: 4. Nature of aquifers and their inter-relationship in a part of Sutlej Basin, Punjab/V. Jagannathan and D.S. Pandey. 5. Natural fresh-water ridge as barrier against sea-water intrusion in Chennai City/P.N. Ballukraya and R. Ravi. 6. Geology of the quaternary aquifers of the Twin City of Calcutta-Howrah/P.K. Sikdar. 7. Hydrogeomorphic classification of the terrain in relation to the aquifer disposition: a case study from Gurgaon--Sohna Region, Haryana/V.N. Bajpayee and C. Mahanta. 8. Conjunctive use of well-log and remote sensing data for interpreting shallow aquifer geometry in Ganga Plains/R.K. Samadder, S. Kumar and R.P. Gupta. 9. The aquifer system and evaluation of its hydraulic parameters in parts of South Ganga Plain, Bihar/Dipankar Saha, S. Upadhyay, Y.R. Dhar and R. Singh. III. Groundwater in fractured and fissured rocks: Editorial comments: Papers 10 to 15: 10. Karstic limestones in parts of Raipur District, Madhya Pradesh and their groundwater possibilities/Adyalkar and P.N. Phadtare. 11. Hydrogeological conditions and optimum well discharges in Granitic terrain in parts of Nalgonda District, A.P., India/T. Narsimha Reddy and Pradeep Raj. 12. Electrical resistivity technique for exploration and studies on flow pattern of groundwater in  multi-aquifer system in the Basaltic terrain of the Adila Basin, Maharashtra/A.B. Narayanpethkar, A. Vasanthi and K. Mallick. 13. Delineation of groundwater prospect zones in hard rocks using remote sensing and GIS--A case study from Rajasthan/Sanjeev Kumar, Dewashish Kumar and Shakeel Ahmed. 14. Application of Electrical resistivity and induced polarization methods for detection of fluoride contaminated groundwater/Balaram Das, S.K. Maity, and O.N. Tarafdar. 15. Characteristic responses to pumping in hard rock fracture aquifers in Thrissur, Kerala and their hydrogeological significance/J.P. Kukillaya. IV. Groundwater quality and pollution: Editorial comments: Papers 16 to 23: 16. Fluoride ingestion into the natural waters of hard-rock areas, Peninsular India/Ramesam V. and K. Rajagopalan. 17. Salinity in the groundwater of the Purna Basin--its genesis/K. Muthuraman, M.P. Tiwari and P.K. Mukhopadhyay. 18. Study of groundwater occurrence and mixing in Pushkar (Ajmer) Valley, Rajasthan with d18O and Hydrochemical data/P.S. Datta, S.K. Bhattacharya, P. Mookerjee and S.K. Tyagi. 19. Trace element geochemistry of groundwater from Behedi Basin, Nasik District, Maharashtra/N.J. Pawar and J.D. Nikumbh. 20. Salinity intrusion from tidal recharge and its impact on groundwater quality in Goa state/K. Keerthiseelan, S.L. Kapoor, A. Suresha and T.R. Prakash. 21. Hydrochemistry of arsenic in Nadia District, West Bengal/R.K. Bandyopadhyay. 22. Geochemical studies of groundwater in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh/Ravi K. Saini, G.J. Chakrapani and A.K. Sen. 23. Principal component analysis of groundwater quality in a developing urban area of Andhra Pradesh/N. Subba Rao, J. Prakasa Rao and A. Subrahmanyam. V. Groundwater conservation and management: Editorial comments: Papers 24 to 34: 24. Impact of human activities on hydrogeological environment/K.R. Karanth. 25. Are we conserving our water resources?/Radhakrishna B.P. 26. Indian rainfall and water conservation/P.R. Pisharoty. 27. Measurement of natural recharge in India/R.N. Athavale, R. Rangarajan and D. Muralidharan. 28. How much groundwater is escaping to the sea?/B.P. Radhakrishna. 29. Importance of recharging depleted aquifers: State of the art of artificial recharge in India/K.C.B. Raju. 30. Evaluation of hydrogeological parameters through mathematical modeling: a case study/M. Thangarajan, V.S. Singh and Sriman Narayan M. 31. Man-made drought and the looming water crisis/B.P. Radhakrishna. 32. Groundwater depletion signatures in Southeastern Karnataka/B.M. Ravindra and S.N. Nagaraja Sharma. 33. Integrated water management schemes for Lakshadweep Islands/Najeeb K. Md. 34. Geology and development of sustainable agri-food systems in India/B.P. Radhakrishna. Concluding remarks.

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Title Hydrogeological Research in India: Significant Papers from the Journal and Memoirs of the Geological Society of India 1959-2008
Format Softcover
Date published: 17.12.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185867847
length viii+584p., 206 B/w Figuers; 5 Colour Figures; Maps; 25cm.