Indus River Basin: Water Security and Sustainability provides a comprehensive treatment of water-related issues within the Indus River basin. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field, hence this book serves as a single, holistic source covering the whole region, not just a single country. Many of the challenges faced by this region are trans-boundary issues, especially within the context of climate change and water scarcity. Topics covered include extreme engineering and water resource management (one of the largest irrigation systems in dry to semi-desert conditions), social sciences (population dynamics linked to water resources) and political sciences.
As such, this book is relevant and important to all researchers interested in these issues.
- Includes detailed chapters provided by specialists in each different field as compiled by well experienced editors
- Presents work from related fields across the Indus basin and makes them easily accessible on one single place
- Shows the Indus River as a type case and shares issues relevant to other locations across the world
Key Topics Covered:
Part I. Indus River Basin
Past, Present and Future 1. Indus River Basin: Water Security and Sustainability 2. Water resources modeling and prospective evaluation in the Indus River under present and prospective climate change 3. Challenges in forecasting water resources of the Indus River Basin: Lessons from the analysis and modeling of atmospheric and hydrological processes.4. Past and expected future glacier changes in the Upper Indus Basin
Part II. Climate-Eco-Hydrology of Indus River Basin 5. Probabilistic precipitation analysis in the Central Indus River basin 6. Glaciers in the Indus River Basin 7. A Review on the Projected Changes in Climate over the Indus Basin 8. A hydrological perspective on interpretation of available climate projections for the Upper Indus Basin
Part III. Water and Food Security of Indus river basin 9. Transboundary Indus River Basin: Potential Threats To Its Integrity 10. Indo-Ganges River Basin Land Use/Land Cover (LULC) and irrigated area mapping 11. Increasing water productivity in the Agriculture sector 12. Hydrological cycle over Indus basin at monsoon margins: present and future
Part IV. Water Extremes in Indus River Basin 13. Water Resources Forecasting within the Indus River Basin: a call for comprehensive modeling 14. Review of hydrometeorological monitoring and forecasting system for floods in the Indus Basin in Pakistan. 15. Flood monitoring system for Indus River basin using distributed hydrologic modeling framework. 16. Annual Flood Monitoring of 2010 Indus River Flood using Synchronized Floodwater Index
Part V. Water Management in Indus river basin 17. Water management in the Indus basin in Pakistan: challenges and opportunities 18. Reimagining the planning of irrigation and agriculture in the Indus river basin, Punjab, Pakistan 19. Developing Groundwater Hotspots: An Emerging Challenge for Integrated Water Resources Management in Indus Basin 20. Resource linkages for water infrastructure planning
- Khan, Sadiq I. Sadiq Khan is an associate scientist at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) based at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, National Water Center (NWC). Prior to joining the NWC, he was a research scientist in the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science at the University of Oklahoma (OU). Dr. Khan received his Ph.D in 2011 from OU, where he was the recipient of NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship. He was selected for an outstanding student paper award for the research work he presented at American Geophysical Union Fall 2009 Meeting in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Khan's main research interests include; 1) multi-source data fusion in hydrology, particularly optical and microwave remote sensing for water resource monitoring; 2) numerical and geospatial modelling to estimate hydrologic variables and therefore better predict water extremes.
- Adams, Thomas E. Thomas E. Adams, III, Hydrologist/AWIPS Software Testing , Fairfield Technologies, Inc., Silver Spring, MD, USA. Visiting Scientist, NOAA/NWS National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, AL, USA. Thomas E. Adams, III, has twenty years of real-time operational hydrologic forecasting experience at the NOAA/National Weather Service (NWS), Ohio River Forecast Center (OHRFC), including model parameter estimation, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and model calibration. His experience includes development and implementation of the Ohio River Community HEC-RAS Model, operational probabilistic/ensemble hydrologic forecasting, precipitation estimation and analysis, land surface/atmosphere interaction, and impact of global climate change on water resources. He is currently involved with Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) software development and testing for the NWS and served as flash flood forecasting expert in Beijing, China. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Soil Science Society of America.
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