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Pollution and Biomonitoring of Indian Rivers

R.K. Trivedy (Editor)
Synopsis India’s fourteen major 55 minor and several hundred small Rivers receive millions of litres of sewage, industrial and agricultural wastes. Most of these rivers have been rendered to sewage flowing drains. There are serious water quality problems in the towns and villages using this water. Water borne diseases are rampant fisheries is on decline and even cattle are not spared from the onslaught of pollution. The present volume is a compendium of recent research on ecological studies on Indian Rivers with emphasis on pollution and biological monitoring. A large number of Rivers like Ganga, Damodar, Purma, Kuttiadi, Narmada, Saraswati, Khan, Satlaj, Chambal, Yamuna, Bhadra, Mayurakshi, Sabarmati, Shankha, Panchganga, Krishna, Shivnath, Koyana & Dikhow. River of Assam are prominent rivers covered in the volume. Studies on major rivers are reported from different states. A number of rivers have been studied on different locations in different states. The book shall be highly useful to researchers of this field, Pollution Control Boards, Environmental Engineers, Students and Teachers of Environmental Sciences and NGO’s working in this field.
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About the author

R.K. Trivedy

Dr. R.K. Trivedy (b. 21-06-1957) is Reader and Head, Department of Pollution Studies, Y.C. College, of Science, Karad, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. He did his M.Sc. in Botany from Banaras Hindu University in1976 and Ph.D. from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in 1980. He has taught the subject Environmental Pollution in B.Sc. (Pollution Studies) and M.Sc. (Pollution Studies) Course and has guided research at M.Sc. (partly by research), M.Phil and Ph.D. level. Dr. Trivedy has 28 years of research experience in the field of fresh water ecology, aquatic weed ecology and management, biomonitoring of water pollution and wastewater treatment. He has done pioneering work in India in utilization of water hyacinth for sewage and industrial waste treatment and he is a member of International specialists group in this field. Dr. Trivedy has been Principal investigator of several research projects sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forests, University Grants Commission, India and National River Action Plan. He has organized many National and International Conferences and Training Programmes. He has published over 100 research papers in reputed National and International Journals and books. He has authored / edited 30 books and is the editor of first Environmental Directory of India. He has been editing the prestigious international journal – Pollution Research since 1982 and is also editing Journal of Industrial Pollution control, and other quarterly journals Ecology, Environment and conservation and Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Trivedy has lectured in various Universities in India and Abroad. He is member of several prestigious committees in various states. He is a winner of several Awards. Dr. Trivedy has visited Australia, Nepal, Singapore, Portugal, Spain, France, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius and Phillipines. (e-mail: [email protected])

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Bibliographic information

Title Pollution and Biomonitoring of Indian Rivers
Author R.K. Trivedy
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2000
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher ABD Publishers
Language: English
isbn 818577112X
length xii+344p., Tables; Figures; References; Maps; 26cm.