Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A new book on groundwater management by an IAPG member

Now available:

by Partha Sarathi Datta

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (2017-05-26), pag. 100, ISBN-13: 978-3-330-32219-6.

All countries are confronted with water scarcity of varying types. The daunting biggest challenge for the authorities is in protecting groundwater from depletion and pollution, and making sound managing decisions on complex issues/activities that may affect water supply at local and basin scale. For short-term situation management when water supplies are affected, the managers usually adopt approaches, which involve eliminating immediate, unacceptable impacts on human and the environment, groundwater-use restrictions, regulation, balancing time and resources. However, these may require more research, time, regulations, funding, technology, etc., and be expensive/complex. This book identifies the issues that affect water supply; and makes scientific endeavors to improve all stakeholders’ awareness and understanding of real groundwater problems, and suggests governance approaches by relevant policies, with strong peoples’ participation efforts by behavioral change. The analysis may be especially useful to professionals in water governance and communication for long-term solutions to ensure sustained water supply, implementing water resources protection strategies for public benefit.

Partha Sarathi Datta has a professional experience in geosciences of forty years. 
Currently, he is an Independent Consultant on water and environment from July 2012. 
During the past decades, he held positions as Project Director (NRL/IARI), Professor and Principal Scientist (Hydrology) at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi (1988 - 2012); Scientist In-Charge (Technology Assessment) at NISTADS, CSIR, in New Delhi (1985-1988), working as Member Secretary of the High Level Technical Committee on Hydrology for the Government of India, in the context of the International Hydrological Program (IHP/UNESCO), and in the Asian Regional Coordination Committee on Hydrology (UNESCO) at the National Institute of Hydrology, in Roorkee (1983- 1985); Scientist of the International Hydrological Program Unit (CSIR), in New Delhi (1979-1983); and Visiting Scientist at Physical Research Laboratory, in Ahmedabad (1975-1979).
Partha Sarathi Datta is member of the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics.

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