With its widely diverse and growing populations, burgeoning industrialization and changing weather patterns, the continent of Asia encompasses a vast array of water related problems.
This book contains both specially written invited contributions from experts and related articles published previously in the Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution in recent years. Included are some case studies from areas outside Asia, such as Africa and the UK. Topics covered include: the impact of coal mining on water quality; coastal pollution loading; the application of GIS and remote sensing for the sustainable use and management of groundwater; organic pollution discharge from tropical landfill; the impact of industrial effluents; multivariate statistical analysis to define water quality; fluoride content and dental fluorosis; stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes as indicators of organic matter sources; and the evaluation of drinking water quality.
Representing a serious effort to address and resolve the issues described, this book will be of interest to water specialists, researchers and policymakers alike.
About the Editor:
Prof. V. Subramanian, after completing his PhD in the U.S.A. with a Fulbright Fellowship and teaching for about two years at McGill University, Canada, joined Jawaharlal Nehru University in 1975. Since then he has been working on global rivers and their impact on coastal and delta processes for over three decades. More than 35 students did their PhD under him over the years and he has authored or co-authored more than 175 technical international publications, including books. He set up academic activities on rivers in South Asia at JNU way back in 1975 and has since been associated with several international institutions/organizations either as member or guest faculty from time to time. He also worked as Emeritus Fellow in Environmental Sciences at JNU. After completion of this term, he is working as an Advisor in Environmental Sciences at Amity University, Noida, India.