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All the underneath listed books can be ordered at leading bookstores in India, unless differently indicated.
A history of water management and hydraulic technology in India (1500 BC to 1800 AD), by M.S. Mate. The present work is a comprehensive study of all aspects of ancient and medieval hydraulic technology as well as social management of water resources. Rs.250.
Advances in waste water treatment technologies, by R.K. Trivedy. This books deals with all technologies available but focuses specifically of ways to treat waste water containing heavy metals. Rs.800.
Advances in water and waste-water treatment technology, molecular technology, nutrient removal, sludge reduction and environmental health, edited by T. Matsuao. This book is the result of the international symposium 'Establishment and evaluation of advanced water treatment technology systems using functions of complex microbial community', organised in 2000 at the University of Tokyo. It presents the most recent developments and findings in this field. More information on: www.elsevier.com/locate/isbn/0-444-50563-6
Biological control and environmental pollution, by P. Kumar. Rs.575.
Commercial Activities and Development in the Ganga Basin, by V.K. Srivastava. These are the proceedings of upon a symposium held at the University of Gorakhpur. Rs.750.
Co-operation on Eastern Himalayan Rivers, edited by K.D. Adhikari and others. This study is done by organisations from India, Bangladesh and Nepal and looks at the opportunities and challenges for the Eastern Himalayan Rivers. Rs.395.
Delhi's water and solid waste management emerging scenario, by S.K. Rohilla and others. This book is the first publication in the series Environmental Hot spots from Vigyan Prasar. This series aims to inform people about a number of different environmental problems in a dispassionate but objective way. It will help people to form the own opinions based on all the facts, instead of having to try to form a picture based upon the mass media only. The book costs Rs.100 and can be ordered by e-mail: vigyan@hub.ni.in
Descriptive Law on Pollution and Environment, by Akalank Publications. This work contains the latest acts, rules and regulations regarding prevention of pollution of water, environment and air in India Rs. 450.
Dictionary on Environmental Science and Engineering, edited by D. Prasad Tripathay. This is an extensive list of all terms used in the environmental sector.Rs.1000.
Drought in Gujarat/Rajasthan 1999-2000 & 2000-2001, by L.C. Gupta for National Centre for Disaster Management. These reports give an overall profile of each state, the consequences of the droughts and an explanation of financing of relief expenditure. Rs195 per report.
Drought, Growth and Development, by K. Pal. This book seeks to update the literate regarding drought in India, treating the study of drought ecology as an academic entity on the one hand and discussing the drought crisis management on the other hand. Rs. 200.
Drought Strategy, by M.A. Quraishi. The books details the causes of drought and how we can combat them. Rs.350.
Ecology and Sustainable Development, by P.S. Ramakrishnan. This book discusses community participation in natural resources management. It highlights, especially, opportunities for sustainable livelihood en development of rural societies. Rs. 70.
Environmentalism; A global history, by Ramachandra Gupta. This book draws on many years of research in three continents and details the major trends within the environmental movement world-wide.Rs.295.
Environment and Development, edited by A. Ghosh. This book has papers related to a variety of environmental issues such as wetland, marine pollution, bio-diversity, environment and health, forest policy and economic valuation of ecology. Rs.700.
Environment and Economic Development, edited by N. Rajalakshhmi. Many environmental problems have an economic aspect at their core and all environmental programmes have an economic component.They involve allocating scarce resources to computing ends. This book contains some important papers on this issue.
Environmental Heroes: Success stories of people at work for the earth, by K. Graham and G. Chandler. This book showcases the grassroots efforts of ordinary citizens who have worked to minimize the impact of modern life on the environment. Rs.125.
Environmental Impact Assessment, edited by S.A. Abbasi and D.S. Arya. This book discusses available techniques and emerging trends in the field of impact assessment. Rs.400.
Environmental management in hydropower and river valley: projects- techniques of management, policy issues, case studies and applications of scientific tools, edited by R.S. Goel. This book has chapters on soil and water conservation strategies, watershed development, chatchments area treatment, relief and rehabilitation measures and much more. Rs.925.
Environmental management in hydropower and river valley: projects- techniques of management, policy issues, case studies and applications of scientific tools, edited by R.S. Goel. This book has chapters on soil and water conservation strategies, watershed development, chatchments area treatment, relief and rehabilitation measures and much more. Rs.925.
Environmental Pollution and Its Management, by Pankaj Srivastava. This book is an introduction to different aspects of environmental pollution. Rs.500.
Environmental Problems of Coastal Areas in India, edited by V. K. Sharma. This book contains twenty chapters written by various scholars highlighting the environmental aspects of all the nine coastal states in India.
Environment Protection Policy and Tax Concessions, edited by the Indian Tax Institute This research report describes the relationship between economic activities and environmental resources. Rs.150.
Environment and Sustainable Development, by Dr. R.K. Sinha. This book is an attempt to analyse the close inks between economic development and the environment. Rs.350.
Geography of Orissa, by B.N. Sinha. This book presents an holistic approach to the land and the people of this state. This book discusses all the geo-economic aspects which play a role in Orissa, including eco-degeneration and as such is useful for anybody working in water management in Orissa. The book is priced at Rs.75 and is published by the National Book Trust.
(1) Groundwater Regulation and Management, (2) Initiating and Sustaining Water Sector Reforms, (3) The Irrigation Sector, (4) Urban Water Supply and Sanitation, by The World Bank. These books are part of the series South Asia rural development of The World Bank and cost Rs.200, Rs.260, Rs.265 and Rs.250 respectively.
Handbook on environmental law, water laws, air laws and the environment, by S. Upadhyay. This study undertakes a close review of the various aspects of environmental law in the context of water and air protection laws. Rs.550
Hydrometry, by W. Boiten. This book, primarily addressing undergraduate students, gives a comprehensive introduction to the measurement of flow in open channels. The book is available at:sales@balkema.nl for US$60.
Hydropower and river valley development, edited by R.S. Goel This volume contains 43 invited articles which are inter linked under various themes such as river valley development, role of dams, hydropower development and sharing experiences and technology up-gradation. Rs.975. Impacts assessment of water resources: projects- concerns, policy issues, perception and scientific analysis, edited by R.S. Goel.This book contains 33 invited articles from top experts inter linked under the themes of river valley projects, complexities in environmental management, environmental impact assessment and aspects of biodiversity. Rs.925.
Integrated watershed management, by S.S. Negi. This book deals with participatory integrated watershed development and includes chapters on land use, soil conservation, agriculture, and participatory processes. Rs.750
International conference on new perspectives on water for urban and rural India, by the Confederation of Indian Industries. This publication includes de deliberations of national and international experts during a CII organised conference on water management in September 2001. Rs.2000
India Disasters Report, edited by Parasuraman. This is a complete and comprehensive publication of all disasters in the Indian subcontinent within the large context of globalisation.It contains detailed reports on natural as well as human made disasters. Rs. 345.
Lal's Water & Air Pollution and Environment Laws, revised by M.C. Mehta. The fourth edition incorporates legislation of all States of India and the most recent Central Acts and Rules. Rs2000 (for two volumes).
Land Treatment of Waste Water, by M.B. Gohil. This book presents a systematic exposition of various aspects of land treatment to fulfill the needs of professional environmental engineers. Rs.250.
Land and fresh water, edited by V.K. Prabhakar. This book brings together information on the management of land and fresh water situations. It also reviews the laws that are enacted for pollution control in this area. Rs. 700
Low-cost waste-water treatment technologies, by R.K. Trivedy. This book discusses low-cost, low-energy intensive and natural methods for waste-water treatment. The technologies suggested are applicable to small and medium-sized communities and industries. Rs400. Methods in environmental analysis; water, soil and air, by P.K. Gupta. Rs.395.
Negotiating water rights, by Randolph and Meinzen. Water rights are fundamental to the outcome of the increasing competition for water. This book presents 11 case studies from around the world demonstrating a variety of approaches to this issue. This is one of the first books written on this issue and costs Rs.475.
Marine and Water Environment, by R.K. Sinha. The primary goal of the book is to present a balanced view of the diversity of issues that relate to the water and marine environment and to provide fundamental information which allows the reader to understand the complexities of those issues.The book cost Rs.560.
Our water resources, by Dr. Rama. This book acquaints general readers with the water problems in India and examines its solutions. It also suggests actions common people can take. Rs.28.
Participatory watershed development, by J. Farrington. This book draws on papers presented at various workshops and discusses the impact of watershed development in bio-physical and economical terms in India.
Poles apart; global environmental negotiations, by Centre for Science and Environment. This book addresses key questions on global environmental governance. Rs.690. Available at: sales@cseindia.org
Pollution of the Ganga River, by M. Srivastava. This is a limnological study of the river Ganga at Haridwar. Rs.400.
Pumps, by G.K. Sahu. This book is written with an applications oriented approach, explaining various aspects of pumps in systematic detail. Rs.450.
Rainwater catchment systems for domestic supply: Design, construction and implementation, by J. Gould. This books documents rainwater harvesting systems and efforts to conserve water across the world. It gives a detailed account of the lessons learnt in utilizing rainwater, looks at possibilities for improvements and at future technological opportunities.
Soil testing for engineers (including filed and chemical tests), by S. Mittal and J.P. Shukla. Rs.90
Studies in Indian Irrigation is written by B.D. Dhawan. This book contains much of the research output of the author over the period 1996-1998, taking a comprehensive look at the Indian irrigation sector including canal costs and benefits and major threats to Indian irrigated farming. The book is available at leading book stores and cost Rs.500.
Sustainable crop production under stress environments, by S.R. Maloo. This book informs on various hostile factors like the stresses of moisture, temperature, salinity and acidity, and their efficient management and advises on which crops will be most suitable in such circumstances. Rs.1100
Sustainable development of water resources, by V.P. Jauhari. This is a case study on sustainability of the dam project Nagarjuna Sagar in Andhra Pradesh. Rs.450
Technological change in Indian irrigated agriculture, by B.D. Dhawan. This book reports on the findings of the author's research on water-saving methods. Rs. 700
Textbook on Remote Sensing, by C.S. Agrawal and P.K. Garg. This book provides a complete overview of remote sensing and its application in monitoring of natural resources with a synoptic understanding of the relevant parameters. Rs.250.
The Greater Common Good, by Arundhati Roy. The award winning author wrote about the Narmada River, the dam and the displacement. The essay is considered by many to be the best essay ever written on the subject of dams and politics of development and is available for Rs.65.
The Politics of Environment Administration, by A. Singh. This book is a comprehensive survey of environmental administration. It covers: defining the administration arena, agencies for environmental administration, politics of environmental impact assessment, environment law, social movements and global environmental politics.
The World's Water, by Peter Gleick. Gleick is possibly the most quoted author on problem of fresh water. His latest book is full of facts and readable analyses which promote rethinking of water management. US$29.95.
The river Saraswaty, by S. Kalyanaraman. The now non-existent Saraswaty River is worshipped in the Rig Veda as the best of all rivers because she nourished all the civilizations on her banks. This book reviews the river's ancient origin and its importance by examining archaeological sites along the Saraswaty banks. On some of these sites even water management systems have been found. Rs.100
Water Environment and Pollution, by Kumar and Kakrani. This book provides a scientific appraisal of the facts relating to water and water pollution. Rs.350.
Water for food and rural development, Approaches and initiatives in South Asia, by Peter P. Mollinga. Through seventeen essays the crucial relationship between the multiple uses of water resources on the one hand and food security and rural development on the other is pointed out. Suggestions are given about innovative approaches and methodologies that can help to resolve the deadlock in water resources development and management.Rs.495.
Water supply and waste water engineering, by S.N. Raju. Rs.150.
Water supply engineering, by S. Kumar Garg. Rs.160.
Water supply, waste disposal and environmental engineering, by A.K. Chatterjee Rs.125.
Waste water engineering - treatment, disposal and re-use, by Metcalf and Eddy Rs.385.
Waste water treatment and sewage disposal, by M.N. Maulik Rs.60.
Waste water Reclamation and Reuse, by Jawad Al-Sulaimi and Takashi Asano. This are the proceedings of a workshop on the same subject helped in 1998 by the Arab School on Science and Technology, Kuwait, Rs.750.
Water, well and pump engineering, by A.M. Michael and S.D. Khepar. Rs.425
World Water Vision; Making Water Everybody's business, by W.J. Cosgrove and F.R. Rijsberman. This books gives an analysis of the world's water resources and the related problems.
Hydrology and Water Resources Irrigation Engineering and Hydraulic Structures, by S. Kumar Garg. The success of these books has lead to two newly revised editions (11th and 14th edition); Rs.150 and Rs.220 respectively.
Central Board of Irrigation and Power Publication The Central Board of Irrigation and Power has recently published two water related publications. The first one is a paper which recommends a suitable format for collection of data for environmental impact assessment of water resources projects at different stages of implementation (Rs.200). The second publication is the Proceedings of the international conference on innovative technologies for rural water supply and environmental sanitation (Rs.700).Both publications can be ordered at CBIP (tel: 011-6115984 or e-mail: cbip@vsnl.com)
Water: Charting a course for the future, by R. Ramaswamy The author highlights the growing need and interest to address the issue of water management. The book details facts of India's water availability and with this background assesses the recommendations of the National Commission on Integrated Water Resources Development Plan. The book covers all areas in the water sector including drinking water, irrigation, groundwater, water quality, drought and flood management. The book is available at the Centre for Policy Research.
Negotiating water rights, by B. Randolph. Including the work of researchers and grassroots organisations, this book documents a whole gamut of water rights, conflicts and outcomes from across the globe. It highlights the role of the user and provides further insights with cases studies; Rs. 475.
Water - The Matrix of Life, by K.K. Misra. This lucid book explains in a simple manner the science that lies behind the astonishing role of water as the 'matrix of life' at Rs.35.
Snow and glacier hydrology, by P. Singh and V.P. Singh. This books stems from the combined efforts of the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University, USA. The book provides an updated discussion on aspects of snow and glacier hydrology, drawing on the results of investigations in recent years in the Arctic, Antarctic, Himalayas, Alps and Rocky Mountains.
Global sustainable development - directions for innovation and change, by TERI. These are the proceedings of a conference on sustainable development held in February 2000. In this conference contemporary facets of sustainability were deliberated upon by speakers from a diversity of institutes; Rs.560.
Environmental Economics in the Third Millennium, by R. Mukherjee. This book comprehensively synthesises a mammoth quantity of information on contemporary developments in environmental change, global fiscal markets clean and green technology, and business insights combined with formidable analytical powers; Rs.275.
Watershed Management; Guidelines for Indian conditions, by E.M. Tideman. This book brings together the existing knowledge in watershed management. Besides technical subjects, attention is pdid to people's participation. Rs.600
Water-shed management: project planning, development and implementation, by M.K. Maitra. This book provides a detailed understanding of the executionprocess of a watershed project through a technical and social perspective. Omega Scientific Publishers, Rs.450.
Physical geology of India by S.M. Mathur. This small but fascinating study deals with all aspects of physical geology of the Indian subcontinent, the surrounding seas and islands. Rs.36 (National Book Trust).
Tanks of South India by Centre for Science and Environment. The irrigation tanks of South India are symbols of an ancient and rich tradition of harnessing rainfall. This book points out how these tanks can be used in this day and age for more equitable and efficient use of water. Rs.490.
AAAS Atlas of population and environment by American Association for Advancement of Science. This atlas uses text, maps and diagrams for an analysis of the complex relationships between human population and the environment. US$30 (University of California Press)
Cleaning up the Ganges - by A. Markandya. In this publication a cost benefit analysis of the Ganga Action Plan has been made. Rs.595
Development as process, by D. Mosse. Drawing on work in irrigation, forestry, agriculture and fisheries sectors in countries in Asia, this book examines changing information needs faced by development agencies. Rs.295
Environmental management, by N.K. Uberoi. This subject is not taught in management schools and this book tries to fill this void, providing background material to various environmental problems including water problems. Rs.220.
Water conservation treated wastewater re-cycling a feasibility study by Ministry of Environment and Forests and Govt. of NCT of Delhi. Rs.150
Water wars, privatisation, pollution and profit, by Vandana Shiva. In this book the writer shines a light on activists who are fighting for equal distribution of water resources. Rs.245
Environmental pollution and control in chemical process industries, by S.C. Bhatia. This book covers different types of pollution in chemical industries, their effects on nature and remedial measures. Rs.275