Rivers of India

Rivers of India


Md. Jafar Imam

viii, 240 p; 2018

Includes bibliographical references and index

ISBN-13/ EAN: 978-93-88162-47-0(Hardbound)

ISBN-10: 93-88162-47-1(Hardbound) INR 1495.00

LC Subject heading:-

1. Rivers—India.

About the Book:-

Water is the most powerful agent in shaping the earth’s surface through the processes of rivers, glaciers, ground water, weathering, mass movement, and oceans. Water is also an important element that played a pivotal role in the development of the world’s civilizations. Since the dawn of civilization, humans have harnessed water in many different ways for their physical existence and the sustenance of the environment. Diverting water permanently or temporarily for construction purposes, e.g., in river or stream beds, to install sediment control, stormwater devices or when realigning a waterway, can significantly affect the natural character of a waterway and the surrounding habitat. Water is diverted using instream barriers such as dams, weirs, culverts, canals, and pipes that are used in the construction process. This comprehensive book provides the practising engineer with a concise overview of the methods of water diversion and exclusion or removal of sediment from the diverted water as well the significant environmental effects. This book will appeal to at students, non-lawyers involved with water issues, and general readers interested complex water rights law and environmental health.

About the Author:-

Dr. Md. Jafar Imam is Associate Professor and Head in P.G. Department of Geography at R.D.S. College, Muzaffarpur, a constituent unit of B.R.A. Bihar University, Muzaffarpur. Dr. Imam has attended many workshops and symposiums. His several research papers have been published in reputed journals.


Introduction — An Overview of Rivers in India — The Brahmaputra River — Alakhnanda Bhagirathi River System — Ganga River — Yamuna River — Narmada River — Godavary River — Krishna and Kaveri River — Ghaghara and Gandak River System — Five Rivers of Punjab — Bibliography — Index —.

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