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Groundwater

Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan

in Water Law in India: An Introduction to Legal Instruments

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070818
eISBN:
9780199080762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070818.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the regulation of groundwater. It covers national level initiatives which include the establishment of the Central Groundwater Authority and model groundwater legislation. It ... More


India’s Silent Revolution

William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley

in High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300220384
eISBN:
9780300227550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220384.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

By far and away, India is the world’s biggest user of groundwater. Since independence in 1947, the country’s farmers have gradually amassed political power resulting in massive government subsidies ... More


Impact of Water Harvesting and Recharge in Naturally Water-Scarce Regions *

M. Dinesh Kumar

in Managing Water in River Basins: Hydrology, Economics, and Institutions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198065364
eISBN:
9780199081219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065364.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter evaluates the potentials of, and pitfalls in, rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharging in water-scarce regions of India. It analyses macro and micro level hydrological and ... More


Sewage collection and treatment

in Environmental Pollution Studies

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239239
eISBN:
9781846313035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239239.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses sewerage systems and methods of sewage treatment. There are two types of sewerage systems: ‘combined’ and ‘separate’. In combined sewerage systems, rainwater from roads and ... More


AD 550–600 Collapse at Teotihuacan: Testing Climatic Forcing from a 2400-Year Mesoamerican Rainfall Reconstruction

Matthew S. Lachniet and Juan Pablo Bernal-Uruchurtu

in Megadrought and Collapse: From Early Agriculture to Angkor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199329199
eISBN:
9780190607920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329199.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

We analyze a 2400-year rainfall reconstruction from an ultra-high-resolution absolutely-dated stalagmite (JX-6) from southwestern Mexico (Lachniet et al., 2012). Oxygen isotope variations correlate ... More


From Village to City: An Ecological History of Bengaluru

Harini Nagendra

in Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465927
eISBN:
9780199087105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465927.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Urban and Rural Studies

Bengaluru has a relatively recent urban history, being established as a medieval town only in 1537 CE. Yet early settlements in Bengaluru were influenced by its topography. Agricultural settlements ... More


Blue Nature: City of Lakes

Harini Nagendra

in Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465927
eISBN:
9780199087105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465927.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Urban and Rural Studies

Lakes constitute highly challenging contexts for the conservation of nature in the city. Over the centuries, the social function of lakes has changed from essential water reservoirs and locations of ... More


Environmental Dimensions: Protection, Conservation, and Sustainable Use of Water

Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan (eds)

in Water Law in India: An Introduction to Legal Instruments

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199472475
eISBN:
9780199089857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199472475.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter focuses on environmental dimensions of water. The first section of this chapter reproduces general environmental law instruments relevant in the context of protection and conservation of ... More


Water Resources

S.K. Sharma

in Economic Geography: Volume 1: Land, Water, and Agriculture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199458417
eISBN:
9780199086757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458417.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Researches on water resources focused on assessing the availability and increasing efficiency of uses of water resources. Issues related to irrigation, interlinking of rivers, conflict of interests, ... More


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