Book title: SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT: Challenges, Technologies and Solutions
Author(s): Prabhash Sinha , Sanjay Rana
ISBN: 9788182743892
Publication Year: 2009
Binding: HB
Pages: 447
Price: Rs. 1295
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About the Book:

"Sustainable Water Management: Challenges Technologies and Solutions" is an outcome of the First World Aqua Congress (28-30 November, 2007), organized by Aqua Foundation at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. This book follows a holistic perspective while addressing issues related to a vital resource such as water. Aspects focusing on major challenges in sustainable water management have been highlighted. Similarly, the role of traditional and contemporary modern technologies for sustainable water resource management has been analyzed in depth. Finally, the scope of solutions available with respect to sustainable water management has been discussed and critically evaluated.

Major themes discussed in this book include: water resources availability; water quality management; water recycling and rainwater harvesting tools, techniques and status report. While dealing with major challenges for sustainable water management, the focus lies on the demand and supply sides of this vital resource and problems related to different kinds of water pollution, water leakages, wastages, sanitation issues and overall poor water resource management. Water-related technologies are elaborately presented regarding water and waste-water treatment, recycling and re-use; purification, bottling and supply of drinking water; salinity management; software related to water-resources modelling and utility, mapping, etc. Various institutional, legal and policy aspects of sustainable water resources management have been covered in detail with focus on water rights; water pricing and distribution; municipal water supply management, and related issues at local, national and global levels. This book highlights the benefits of water reuse; water conservation; role of public participation and community awareness; and, water-resources development and capacity building for sustainable water management.



About the Author:

Dr. Prabhas C. Sinha is the founder-trustee of Aqua foundation and currently its President and
Chief Functionary. He is also the Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the Word Aqua Congresses. Dr. Sinha obtained M.A., M.Phil.  and Ph.D. degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Dr. Sinha is working as a senior international consultant on issues related to environmental law and policies.

Sanjay Rana is geophysicist working in the field of engineering geophysics for the last several years. He obtained his M.Tech. degree in Applied Geophysics from the University of Roorkee. He has served in the U.P. State Government and Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.


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