The Ganges River Basin: Status and Challenges in Water, Environment and Livelihoods

The Ganges River Basin: Status and Challenges in Water, Environment and Livelihoods, ed. Bharati, Luna, Sharma, Bharat R. and Smakhtin, Vladimir (London: Taylor & Francis, 2016).

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  • Editor Bharati, Luna
    Sharma, Bharat R.
    Smakhtin, Vladimir
    Title The Ganges River Basin: Status and Challenges in Water, Environment and Livelihoods
    Series Title Earthscan Series on Major River Basins of the World
    Publication Date 2016-08-25
    Place of Publication London
    Publisher Taylor & Francis
    Edition First Edition
    Pages 362
    Language eng
    Abstract The Ganges is one of the most complex yet fascinating river systems in the world. The basin is characterized by a high degree of heterogeneity from climatic, hydrological, geomorphological, cultural, environmental and socio-economic perspectives. More than 500 million people are directly or indirectly dependent upon the Ganges River Basin, which spans China, Nepal, India and Bangladesh. While there are many books covering one aspect of the Ganges, ranging from hydrology to cultural significance, this book is unique in presenting a comprehensive inter-disciplinary overview of the key issues and challenges facing the region. Contributors from the three main riparian nations assess the status and trends of water resources, including the Himalayas, groundwater, pollution, floods, drought and climate change. They describe livelihood systems in the basin, and the social, economic, geopolitical and institutional constraints, including transboundary disputes, to achieving productive, sustainable and equitable water access. Management of the main water-use sectors and their inter-linkages are reviewed, as well as the sustainability and trade-offs in conservation of natural systems and resource development such as for hydropower or agriculture.
    Copyright Holder Routledge
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9781138900325
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