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Title Surface and sub-surface water in Asia : issues and perspectives / edited V. Subramanian
Published Amstredam : IOS Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (x, 269 pages) : illustrations
Contents Title Page -- Introduction -- Contents -- 1. Controlling Factors in River Water Quality in Asia -- 2. Reclaimed Opencast Coal Lands in Southeast Wales: Impacts on Water Quality -- 3. Coastal Pollution Loading and Water Quality Criteria-Bay of Bengal Coast of India -- 4. Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing for Sustainable Use and Management of Groundwater: A Case Study from the Northwestern Coastal Area of Sri Lanka -- 5. Influence of Solid Waste Disposal Conditions on Organic Pollutants Discharged from Tropical Landfill -- 6. Impact of Industrial Effluents of Gadoon Amazi Industries on Quality of Ground Water: A Case Study -- 7. Groundwater of the Municipalities of Southwestern Coastal Bangladesh -- 8. Application of Multivariate Statistical Analysis to Define Water Quality in Jajrud River -- 9. Efficiency of Phnom Penh's Natural Wetlands in Treating Wastewater Discharges -- 10. Water Quality of the Chao Phraya River -- 11. Well Drinking Water Fluoride Content and Dental Fluorosis in Al-Butana Region of Central Sudan -- 12. Evaluation of the Quality of Drinking Water in Kerala State, India -- 13. Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopes as Indicators of Organic Matter Sources in Ishikari River System -- 14. Water Quality and Flux of Bagmati River within Kathmandu Valley, Nepal -- Index
Summary With its widely diverse and growing populations, burgeoning industrialization and changing weather patterns, the continent of Asia encompasses a vast array of water related problems. This book contains both specially written invited contributions from experts and related articles published previously in the Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution in recent years. Included are some case studies from areas outside Asia, such as Africa and the UK. Topics covered include: the impact of coal mining on water quality; coastal pollution loading; the application of GIS and remote sensing for the sustainable use and management of groundwater; organic pollution discharge from tropical landfill; the impact of industrial effluents; multivariate statistical analysis to define water quality; fluoride content and dental fluorosis; stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes as indicators of organic matter sources; and the evaluation of drinking water quality. Representing a serious effort to address and resolve the issues described, this book will be of interest to water specialists, researchers and policymakers alike. About the Editor: Prof. V. Subramanian, after completing his PhD in the U.S.A. with a Fulbright Fellowship and teaching for about two years at McGill University, Canada, joined Jawaharlal Nehru University in 1975. Since then he has been working on global rivers and their impact on coastal and delta processes for over three decades. More than 35 students did their PhD under him over the years and he has authored or co-authored more than 175 technical international publications, including books. He set up academic activities on rivers in South Asia at JNU way back in 1975 and has since been associated with several international institutions/organizations either as member or guest faculty from time to time. He also worked as Emeritus Fellow in
Environmental Sciences at JNU. After completion of this term, he is working as an Advisor in Environmental Sciences at Amity University, Noida, India
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (IOS Press, viewed August 26, 2015)
Subject Water -- Asia
Hydrology -- Asia
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geology.
Form Electronic book
Author Subramanian, V. (Vaidyanatha), 1942- editor.
IOS Press.
ISBN 9781614995401