Groundwater Environment In Asian Cities: Concepts, Methods And Case Studies by Sangam ShresthaGroundwater Environment In Asian Cities: Concepts, Methods And Case Studies by Sangam Shrestha

Groundwater Environment In Asian Cities: Concepts, Methods And Case Studies

bySangam ShresthaEditorVishnu Prasad Pandey

Paperback | February 16, 2016

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Groundwater contributes to the sustainable development of many Asian cities by providing water for domestic, industrial and agricultural uses and regulating ecosystem flows. However, groundwater has not always been properly managed, which often has resulted in depletion and degradation of the resource.Groundwater Environment in Asian Citiespresents the up-to-date scientific knowledge on groundwater environment in fourteen Asian cities using Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) framework. In detail the book presents the facts and figures of groundwater dependency, problems related to groundwater over exploitation, implementation of various policy instruments and management practices and their results in selected fourteen Asian cities, namely; Bandung (Indonesia), Bangkok (Thailand), Beijing (China), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Chitwan (Nepal), Delhi (India), Dili (East Timor), Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), Hyderabad (India), Khulna (Bangladesh), Lahore (Pakistan), Seoul (South Korea), Tokyo (Japan), and Yangon (Myanmar). The book provides the one-step platform to get sufficient details about groundwater aquifers, hydrogeology, groundwater status, impacts on groundwater environment and responses (technology, policy, institutional, etc.) deployed in the case studies cities, and therefore, provides a snap-shot of Asian groundwater environments. The theoretical background of the topics discussed along with the case studies help the readers understand the similarities and differences about the status of groundwater development and use in each city. In addition, the information in the book will serve as a baseline for other research such as mitigation of groundwater related problems (e.g., land subsidence), impact of climate change on groundwater, and importance of groundwater for implementing sustainable development goals in future.



  • Presents a framework for evaluating groundwater environment in urban environments
  • Includes case studies and local examples from a broad geographical range of urban environments from virtually every region in Asia, including Bandung, Bangkok, Delhi, Bishkek, Beijing and Tokyo
  • The book will be a valuable resource for groundwater adversaries in the scientific, decision-making and end-user communities, particularly for understanding and assessing state of groundwater resources in the region as well as learning from the responses practiced so far (Dr. Linda Anne Stevenson, APN)
  • The contents in this book are very much useful for informed decision-making for protecting groundwater environemntand therefore contributes in making invisible visible (Dr. Neno Kukuric, IGRAC)
  • With concrete examples and lessons for readers, this book responds to the call for comprehensive research and studies, the implementation of new science-based methodologies and endorsement of principles for groundwater resources management and cities (Dr. Aureli Alice, UNESCO-IHP)
  • As a Regional Hub for Groundwater Management in the Asia Pacific Region, IGES finds this book as a very much useful reference for knowledge hub partners, groundwater managers, academic institutions, research scholars, and international organizations working in the areas of groundwater in Asia and beyond (Dr. Hideyuki Mori, IGES)
Dr. Shrestha is an Associate Professor of Water Engineering and Management at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. He is also a Visiting Faculty of the University of Yamanashi, Japan, and Research Fellow of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan. His research interests are within the field of hydr...
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Title:Groundwater Environment In Asian Cities: Concepts, Methods And Case StudiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:542 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 16, 2016Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 13:9780128031667

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Table of Contents

1. Groundwater as an environmental issue in Asian cities

2. DPSIR framework for evaluating groundwater environment

3. Water environment in South Asia: an introduction

4. Groundwater environment in Chitwan, Nepal

5. Groundwater environment in Delhi, India

6. Groundwater environment in Hydarabad, India

7. Groundwater environment in Khulna, Bangladesh

8. Groundwater environment in Lahore, Pakistan

9. Water environment in Southeast Asia: an introduction

10. Groundwater environment in Bandung, Indonesia

11. Groundwater environment in Bangkok, Thailand

12. Groundwater environment in Dili, East Timor

13. Groundwater environment in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

14. Groundwater environment in Yangon, Myanmar

15. Water environment in Central and East Asia: an introduction

16. Groundwater environment in Beijing China

17. Groundwater environment in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

18. Groundwater environment in Seoul, South Korea

19. Groundwater environment in Tokyo, Japan