This contributed volume is about water resources, their variability with prevalent environmental conditions and its sustainable management in India.
Water has always been the life line for survival. An adequate supply of safe drinking water is one of the major pre-requisites for a healthy life. Time and again water has been a means of consolidating power in the human society. In the beginning of the new millennium, water has become a major issue in India. India is known to have the gift of its unique river systems have abundant water resources but ironically India faces severe water crises and other water management issues on a vast scale.
The water related issues in India varies with both time and space. From crises of potable water, lack of sanitation, water borne diseases, to pesticide and heavy metal contamination, water related predicaments are highly prevalent in India and are more grave in rural set up.
Chapter 1. Overview of the Current Scenario of Community Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation in India (Nath KJ).- Chapter 2. Nirmal Grams: Problems & Prospects (Chandan S).- Chapter 3. Promoting Rural Sanitation - Key Challenges (Sengupta AK).- Chapter 4. Development of Guideline for Implementation of Water Safety Plan for the Rural Water Supply Systems in India (Nath KJ).- Chapter 5. Household Water Treatment: Health Significance and Risk-Based Approaches for Consumer Safety (Ronnie N).- Chapter 6. Geogenic Contamination of Groundwater in India and technological scope for supply of risk free water in the affected areas (Ghosh NC).- Chapter 7. Pesticides, Heavy Metals and Fluoride Contamination of Ground Water Sources: Global and National Perspective (Seth).- Chapter 8. Fluoride and Fluorosis Mitigation: Indian contributions and its impact (Susheela AK).- Chapter 9. Community based approach for mitigation of Arsenic problems: Case studies in West Bengal (Gupta A).- Chapter 10. A Cost-Effective Technology for Arsenic Removal: Case Study of Zerovalent Iron based IIT Bombay Arsenic filter in West Bengal (Banerji T).- Chapter 11. Management of Urban Wastewater Infrastructure with Sewer Rehabilitation and Maintenance (Basu NB).- Chapter 12. Urban Solid Waste Management: Key Issues and Challenges (Majumder A).- Chapter 13. Vector Control: Need for an Integrated and Eco-based approach (Sharma VP).- Chapter 14. Role of Fishes in Vector-borne Disease Control in South-East Asia (Yadav RS).- Chapter 15. Health Impact of Bacteriological and Chemical contamination of Drinking water with special reference to Arsenic (Mazumder DNG).- Chapter 16. Impact of Water Contamination and Lack of Sanitation on the Nutritional status of the Community (Chakravarthy I).- Chapter 17. 1. Sustainable Management of Water Resource in India: Feasibility of Linking the Rivers (Rudra K).- Chapter 18. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Hydropower: Case Study of Kotlibhel 1B (Jhunjhunwala).- Chapter 19. A Gandhian Non-Violent Movement For A Non-Violent Culture Of Development (A Report) (Rauta R).