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Groundwater Environment in Asian Cities : Concepts, Methods and Case Studies (Paperback)
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Groundwater Environment in Asian Cities: Case Studies, Concepts, and Methods is an ideal resource given the fact that the United Nations estimates that by the year 2030 46% of the world’s total population will reside in South East Asia, China, and India.
With many of these countries plagued by excessive groundwater extraction, pollution, and poor infrastructure, all factors that contribute to the degradation of the region’s fresh water sources, the book employs regional case studies to illustrate each city’s unique environment, problems encountered, and different groundwater technologies and methods deployed. In this reference, each case study includes maps of the country’s watershed and groundwater basin, water demand, the role of groundwater in total water demand, and aquifer types and their distribution.
- Presents a framework for evaluating groundwater environment and sustainability in urban environments
- Provides a reference point for mitigating groundwater problems related to quantity, quality, abstraction, use, management, and control
- Includes case studies and local examples from a broad geographical range of urban environments from virtually every region in Asia, including Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Tokyo, and Jakarta