This volume reviews recent hydrological and environmental issues resulting from human-induced water pollution practices while providing case studies on the physical, chemical, and eco-biological techniques used to mitigate the impacts of river ecosystem pollution in South Asian countries. The book demonstrates the key methods of measurement, monitoring, mapping, and modelling of river water quality and how it is impacted by pollution and incorporates contemporary geospatial technological applications for the management and sustainability of future water resources. The major topics that River Health and Ecology in South Asia addresses are the fundamental concepts of river ecosystem health, riverine ecology and habitats, risk assessment of riverine pollution, and technology-based river pollution control strategies. The book will serve as an interdisciplinary guide for researchers, students, and GIS specialists working in various disciplines, including pollution hazards, river ecosystem restoration, water quality, remote sensing, zoology, natural resources management, and environmental geography.
Dr Bidhan Chandra Patra is the Senior Professor of Zoology, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India. He worked on Fisheries Science, Nutrition Biology and published more than 140 scientific research articles in several leading journals. Professor Patra has more than 30 years of active, operational experience in the Research & Development sectors. He also successfully guided 36 numbers of PhD scholars and completed 22 government-sponsored research projects. At present, he is working on Fisheries Data Management, Nutrition biology, Computational Biology and advanced fields of molecular biology techniques.
Dr Pravat Kumar Shit is an Assistant Professor at the PG Department of Geography, Raja N. L. Khan Women’s College (Autonomous), West Bengal, India. He received his M.Sc & PhD degrees in Geography from Vidyasagar University and PG Diploma in Remote Sensing & GIS from Sambalpur University. His research interests include applied geomorphology, soil erosion, groundwater, forest resources, wetland ecosystem, environmental contaminants & pollution, and natural resources mapping & modelling. He has published ten books (Springer-08, CRC Press-01 and Elsevier-01) and more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is currently the editor of the GIScience and Geo-environmental Modelling (GGM) Book Series, Springer-Nature. Also, he is an active reviewer in more than 30 international journals.
Dr Gouri Sankar Bhunia received his PhD from the University of Calcutta, India in 2015. His PhD dissertation work focused on environmental control measures of infectious disease using Geospatial technology. His research interests include environmental modelling, risk assessment, natural resources mapping and modelling, data mining and information retrieval using Geospatial technology. Dr Bhunia is associate editor and on the editorial boards of three international journals in Health GIS and Geosciences. Dr Bhunia has published more than 60 articles in various journals in Scopus indexed. He is currently the editor of the GIScience and Geo-environmental Modelling (GGM) Book Series, Springer-Nature.
Dr Manojit Bhattacharya received his M.Sc and PhD in Zoology from Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India. He served as a National Post Doctorate Fellow (DST, Govt. of India) at ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India (2017-2019). He also worked as Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Skeletal Aging &Orthopedic Surgery, Hallym University, Gangwon-do, the Republic of Korea in the year 2014 to 2015. Dr Bhattacharya holds 10 years of Research & Development experience in the fields of advanced Molecular biology and Computational biology, he published more than seventy research articles in reputed international journals. In 2019 he was selected as Junior Scientist of the Year by the National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi. Currently, Dr Bhattacharya working as an Assistant Professor, at the P.G Dept of Zoology, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha, India.