Ecological Significance of Riparian Ecosystems: Challenges and Management Strategies examines the current issues related to river ecosystems, their environmental importance, pollution issues and potential management strategies. The book is divided into 4 key themes: Basics of river ecosystem, Natural phenomenon of river ecosystem, Human-induced problems of river ecosystem, and Management measures for the river ecosystem. Through these four themes, the contributors present both practical and theoretical aspects of river ecosystem in changing climate. An emphasis has been made on the recent research of climate change and its impact on the river ecosystem. River ecosystems have tremendous potential to store CO2, however, with changing climatic and anthropogenic activities, these habitats are under threat, and river ecosystems are losing the very vital service of storing carbon. Unlike well documented terrestrial biodiversity, the biodiversity in aquatic ecosystems is still unrecognized to some extent.
Chapter 1 An overview of human health risk from opium alkaloids and related pharmaceutical products pollution in aquatic ecosystems
Chapter 2 Impact of pharmaceuticals and antibiotics waste on the river ecosystem: a growing threat
Chapter 3 Heavy metal contamination in the river ecosystem
Chapter 4 Factors influencing the alteration of microbial and heavy metal characteristics of river systems in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria
Chapter 5 Impact of climate change on the river ecosystem
Chapter 6 Geospatial technology for sustainable management of water resources
Chapter 7 Chemical and isotopic variability of Bhagirathi river water (Upper Ganga), Uttarakhand, India
Chapter 8 Occurrence and distribution of perfluoroalkyl acids in rivers: Impact and risk assessment
Chapter 9 Socio-economic perspective of river health: A case study of river Ami, Uttar Pradesh, India
Chapter 10 Sources of ions in the river ecosystem
Chapter 11 Nutrients contamination and eutrophication in the river ecosystem
Chapter 12 Current status of available techniques for removal of heavy metal contamination in the river ecosystem
Chapter 13 Riverine biodiversity and importance: Potential threat and conservational challenges
Chapter 14 Alteration of freshwater ecosystems and its assessment: In the light of nematode community structure
Chapter 15 Human-induced stresses on the rivers beyond their assimilation and regeneration capacity
Chapter 16 Impact of anthropogenic stresses on riparian ecosystem and their management perspectives
Chapter 17 Territorial long-term forecasting of hydrological characteristics of spring floods of lowland rivers
Chapter 18 Engineer substantiation of estimated characteristics of maximum rivers runoff during floods under climate change
Chapter 19 Palaeoclimatic imprint on fluvial sediments: examples from Indian Phanerozoic successions
Chapter 20 Sustainability Assessment of Jumar River in Ranchi District of Jharkhand using River Sustainability Bayesian Network (RSBN) model Approach
Chapter 21 Prospects of microbes in mitigations of environmental degradation in the river ecosystem
Chapter 22 Sustainable fisheries/aquaculture of hilsa, Tenualosa ilisha in changing and dynamic riverine ecosystem of India and its neighborhood
Chapter 23 Water quality status in Bagmati river of Kathmandu valley, Nepal
Dr Sughosh Madhav is presently working as an Assistant professor on a guest basis in Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi. He has obtained his master degree from the Department of Environmental Science Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi India. He earned his doctorate from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The area of his doctoral research is the environmental impact of textile effluents on groundwater and soil quality. He has published various research papers and book chapters in the field of environmental geochemistry, water pollution and wastewater remediation
Dr Shyam Kanahiya Singh is currently an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Professor Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) Institute of Physical Sciences for Study and Research, Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He obtained his PhD from the Department of Geology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. His area of interest is the geochemistry of earth surface processes: river processes geochemistry, chemical weathering of rocks, sediment geochemistry, and palaeoclimatology and provenance studies besides fluvial sedimentology of the Ganga plain. He has published more than fifteen research papers in various international Journals.
Dr Arun Lal Srivastav obtained his PhD degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi (India) in 2013. The focus of his PhD was the adsorption of nitrate and fluoride from water. Thereafter, he has worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan in 2014 on photocatalytic inactivation of E. coli from water. He has published many SCI/SCOPUS indexed research papers. Presently, he is working as Assistant Professor at Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh (India). He is active in the field of water research along with teaching courses like Environmental Science, Disaster Management and Environmental Engineering to the engineering students.
Dr Virendra Bahadur Singh is presently working as Dr D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow (DSKPDF) in the Department of Geology, University of Delhi, Delhi, India. He has also worked as a National Postdoctoral Fellow (NPDF) in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi, New Delhi, India. Dr Singh has obtained a doctoral degree from the School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India in 2016. His research work is mainly focused on hydrology, sediment dynamics, hydrogeochemistry, biogeochemistry etc. He has published 28 papers in various peer-reviewed national and international journals. Dr Singh has been awarded Commonwealth Split-site Scholarship tenable at the University of Bristol, UK.
Dr Pardeep Singh is presently working as an Assistant professor (Department of Environmental Science, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India). He obtained his master's degree from the Department of Environmental Science Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi India in 2011. He obtained his doctorate from the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi in the year 2017. The area of his doctoral research is the degradation of organic pollutants through various indigenous isolated microbes and by using various types of photocatalytic. He has published more than 65 papers in international journals in the field of waste management.