Our National River Ganga: Lifeline of Millions by Rashmi SanghiOur National River Ganga: Lifeline of Millions by Rashmi Sanghi

Our National River Ganga: Lifeline of Millions

byRashmi Sanghi

Hardcover | November 21, 2013

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There is a plethora of information available on the river Ganga in the form of books, blogs, articles, websites, videos. Unfortunately, most of the information about this famous river is in a scattered form and reproduced from unverified sources. This contributed volume is the first multi-author volume publication on this subject. The River Ganga includes a vast array of topics written by several authors of distinction. Topics include; hydrology, tributaries, water uses, and environmental features such as river water quality, aquatic and terrestrial flora/fauna, natural resources, ecological characteristics, sensitive environmental components and more. Part I gives a basic introduction of the Ganga river. The existing data and available information from various sources has been compiled in a pictorial fashion in the form of cmaps. Its cultural importance with changing times is also discussed. Part II looks at the rich biodiversity of the Ganga Basin. It gives a detailed description of the major floral and faunal biodiversity with special emphasis on the national aquatic animal dolphin and Sunderbans, the largest mangrove wetland in the world. Part III examines 'The Ganga Water as it flows'. It focuses on the water quality as well as its associated challenges. Part IV looks at the complexities of issues confronting the river 'Ganga in changing times' be it snowmelt runoff, river bank erosion hazards and hydropower assessments; how the factors of population, poverty and pollution contribute to the fate of the river. Part IV touches on economic aspects derived from the river such as business opportunities and tourism.
There is a plethora of information available on India's national yet endangered river Ganga in the form of books, reports, publications, blogs, articles, websites, videos etc. Although much research has been carried out on specific aspects of the river, it is in isolated stretches over different time periods. As a result most of the in...
Title:Our National River Ganga: Lifeline of MillionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:415 pagesPublished:November 21, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319005294

ISBN - 13:9783319005294

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the River Ganga.- The Rich Biodiversity of the Ganga Basin.- Ganga Water Quality Challenges.- Future Challenges.- The River Ganga in changing times.- Livelihood Aspects.