This book covers a wide spectrum of water resources management, including water supply and demand, operation and maintenance of water distribution systems, water quality assessment, impacts of climate change on hydrological extremes, and water governance. Rapid urbanization, industrialization, and population growth are the major factors contributing to a significant rise in water demands across all the sectors in India. Although the Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall contributes primarily to the available surface and groundwater resources, recurrent non-uniform/erratic rainfall events have resulted in widespread water scarcity. On many occasions, extreme meteorological conditions trigger the severity of water-related disasters such as floods and droughts. The untreated wastewater from domestic and industrial sources discharged through un-engineered means, adds to the issue as it ends up polluting the surface and groundwater resources.
Dr. Basant Yadav is Assistant Professor at the Department of Water Resource Manage, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. His areas of interest are groundwater and contaminant hydrology, Water quality, Optimal remediation system design, Artificial Recharge, Rainwater harvesting, Conjunctive water use planning, Managed aquifer recharge and its impacts on groundwater quantity and quality, Integration of experimental, numerical, and data-based modeling in groundwater management studies.