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This book is designed to provide concepts, methodologies, and approaches for river basin studies with respect to water resources and environment. This book is not limited to the Yamuna River basin, but will help in the study of various other river basins for integrated water resources management. This book covers the essential components of integrated water resources management, including analysis of climatic variables, climate change detection, analysis of natural resources, geology, geomorphology, socio-economics, water budgeting, flood estimation, river pollution, etc. Furthermore, this book addresses recent issues pertaining to water quality, water quality indices, environmental flows, water resources management through cropping pattern change, etc. along with methodologies and application to the Yamuna River system. However, the main objective of this book is to address important issues of water resources management of river basins. The manuscript has been designed so that it can be used as a reference for river basin studies. This book will be useful to engineers, agricultural scientists, environmentalists, planners, managers, and administrators who are concerned with water resources.
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1 River Basins of India and water resources
2 Salient features of the Yamuna river
3 Climate of the basin
4 Pattern changes in climatic variables
5 Geomorphology and geology
6 Soil, landuse and agriculture
7 Socio-economic status
8 Water resources and water budgeting
9 Water pollution
10 Wastewater generation and treatment
11 Water quality index and status
12 Environmental flows
13 Cropping plan for water resources management
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