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The Brahmaputra Basin Water Resources : Water Science and Technology Library - Vijay P. Singh

The Brahmaputra Basin Water Resources

Water Science and Technology Library

By: Vijay P. Singh (Editor), Nayan Sharma (Editor), C. Shekhar P. Ojha (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th February 2004
ISBN: 9781402017377
Number Of Pages: 613

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The Brahmaputra River basin is considered the lifeline of India. Lying in the northeast region of India, it represents nearly 30 per cent of India's water resources potential and 41 per cent of its total hydropower. In terms of the average discharge, it is the fifth largest river in the world. These resources notwithstanding, the northeast region remains woefully underdeveloped. A sustainable development of this region cannot be achieved without water resources development of the Brahmaputra River basin. To that end, an integrated basin-wide approach is needed, combining social, political, economic, administrative , cultural, and legal considerations with scientific and technological paradigms. It must involve people's participation. This book pools together the expertise, the in-depth knowledge and the experience of the people representing different disciplines bearing on the development of water resources. All the contributors have been connected closely with the Brahmaputra basin for many years. Audience: This work will be of interest to researchers involved in the study of water resources management, sustainable development, environmental development, climatic change, and hydro

Dedication
Preface
Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Weather and Climatep. 17
Hydrometeorologyp. 24
Soils and Agriculturep. 35
An Overview of the Brahmaputra River Systemp. 72
Fluvial Geomorphologyp. 88
Hydrogeologyp. 113
Hydrologyp. 139
Channel Processesp. 196
Spatio-Temporal Morphological Featuresp. 214
Mathematical Modelling and Braid Indicatorsp. 229
Hydraulic Structuresp. 261
Scour Around Spurs at Gumi Sitep. 274
Water Resources Planningp. 299
Brahmaputra Flooding: Problems for Administration and Prospectsp. 309
The Brahmaputra in Assam's Economyp. 321
Financial Constraint in Assamp. 326
Society in the Brahmaputra Valleyp. 336
Ecologyp. 351
Wetlands and their Role in the Geo-Ecological Environmentp. 366
Water Quality, Mineral Transport and Sediment Biogeochemistryp. 376
Cropping Systemsp. 401
Ground Water Developmentp. 411
Irrigation Developmentp. 419
Development of Powerp. 436
Navigation Developmentp. 473
Transport Infrastructural Scenariop. 520
Flood Managementp. 535
Remote Sensing and GIS In Flood Managementp. 560
Seismo-Tectonic and Earthquake Design Parametersp. 578
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ISBN: 9781402017377
ISBN-10: 1402017375
Series: Water Science and Technology Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 613
Published: 29th February 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 3.63
Weight (kg): 2.33