Case Studies in Geospatial Applications to Groundwater Resources

Case Studies in Geospatial Applications to Groundwater Resources

1st Edition - October 21, 2022

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  • Editors: Pravat Shit, Gouri Bhunia, Partha Adhikary
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323999632
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323999649

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Case Studies in Geospatial Applications to Groundwater Resources provides thorough the most up-to-date techniques in GIS and geostatistics as they relate to groundwater, through detailed case studies that prove real-world applications of remote sensing applications to this subject. Groundwater is the primary source of fresh water in many parts of the world, while come regions are becoming overly dependent on it, consuming groundwater faster than it is naturally replenished and causing water tables to decline unremittingly. India is the largest user of groundwater in the world followed by China and the USA, with developing countries using groundwater at an unsustainable rate. Systematic planning of groundwater usage using modern techniques is essential for the proper utilization, management and modeling of this precious but shrinking natural resource. With the advent of powerful and highspeed personal computers, efficient techniques for water management have evolved, of which remote sensing, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and Geostatistical techniques are of great significance. This book advances the scientific understanding, development, and application of geospatial technologies related to water resource management. Case Studies in Geospatial Applications to Groundwater Resources is a valuable reference for researchers and postgraduate students in Earth and Environmental Sciences, especially GIS, agriculture, hydrology, natural resources, and soil science, who need to be able to apply the latest technologies in groundwater research in a practical manner.

Key Features

  • Provides detailed case studies on groundwater resources around the world, including regions with highest groundwater resource use
  • Covers modern remote sensing and geostatistical technique-based groundwater resource mapping, monitoring, and modelling
  • Describes novel region-specific management strategies and techniques for sustainability with case studies to illustrate effectiveness
  • Includes practical coverage of the use of geospatial analysis techniques in groundwater resources


Researchers and postgraduate students in Earth and Environmental Sciences, especially, GIS, agriculture, hydrology, natural resources, geology, sedimentology, geography, and soil science. Any postgraduates, and researchers in Water Resources, Geospatial sciences, Agro-forestry etc., and academics, environmentalists, NGOs, social scientists, and professionals in industry

Table of Contents

  • Part I: GIScience and Geostatistical Techniques
    1. Principles of GIScience and Geostatistics
    2. Spatial variability, semivariogram and kriging
    3. Geostatistical Simulation and Groundwater
    4. Groundwater and Internet of Things (IoT)
    5. Groundwater Modeling with Machine Learning Techniques
    6. Soft computing and Groundwater
    7. GeoComputation and Groundwater
    8. GIScience Application for Groundwater Resources Management and Decision Support

    Part II: Geospatial Mapping, Monitoring, and Modelling of Groundwater Resources
    9. Field-based monitoring of groundwater 10. Satellite-based monitoring of groundwater resources
    11. GIS-based estimates of groundwater
    12. Spatial Prediction of Arsenic Contamination and its impact on plant and human
    13. Geovisualization of Fluoride Contamination and its impact on plant and human
    14. Spatial Variability of Heavy metal Contamination and its impact on plant and human
    15. Groundwater Contamination related to Seawater Intrusion
    16. Groundwater quality in relation with urbanization
    17. Groundwater contaminations and climate change

    Part III: Application of Geospatial Techniques for Sustainable Groundwater Development
    18. Groundwater development through watershed management
    19. River basin management
    20. Agricultural water management
    21. Propagation and spatial distribution of drought in a groundwater catchment
    22. Communality based peoples’ participation in groundwater management
    23. Groundwater irrigation: trends and regional imbalances
    24. Groundwater prediction using artificial neural networks
    25. Open source data and software for groundwater management
    26. Recent trends in groundwater resources management and land use planning

Product details

  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: October 21, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323999632
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323999649

About the Editors

Pravat Shit

Dr. Pravat Kumar Shit is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Vidyasagar University, India and also works in the Postgraduate Department of Geography, Raja N. L. Khan Women’s College, India. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Geomorphology from Vidyasagar University in 2013, M.Sc. in Geography and Environment Management from Vidyasagar University in 2005 and PG Diploma in Remote Sensing & GIS from Sambalpur University in 2015. His main fields of research are soil erosion spatial modelling, water resource and natural resource mapping, and geospatial modelling, and has published over 50 international and national research articles in various renowned journals. He has published three books and is an associate editor or on the editorial board of three international journals in geography and environmental science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Postgraduate Department of Geography, Raja N. L. Khan Women’s College (Autonomous), Gope Palace, Midnapore, West Bengal, India

Gouri Bhunia

Dr. Gouri Sankar Bhunia received his Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta, India, in 2015. His Ph.D. dissertation work focused on disease transmission modelling using geospatial technology. His research interests include environmental modeling, risk assessment, data mining, and information retrieval using geospatial technology. He is an Associate Editor and on the editorial boards of three international journals in Health GIS and Geosciences. Currently, he is a visiting faculty in a private university of West Bengal and was previously a Resource Scientist in Bihar Remote Sensing Application Centre, Patna (India). He is the recipient of the Senior Research Fellow (SRF) from Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences (India) and has contributed to multiple research programs on disease transmission modeling, development of customized GIS software for disease ‘risk’ and ‘non-risk’ areas, and entomological studies. He has published over 60 papers in national and international journals and three books for Springer.

Affiliations and Expertise

Remote Sensing and GIS consultant, TPF Gentisa Euroestudio SL, India

Partha Adhikary

Dr Partha Pratim Adhikary, is presently a Senior Scientist in Soil Physics and Soil and Water Conservation at ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, India. He obtained his Bachelors’ degree in Agriculture from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Masters’ degree in Soil Science from Chaudhury Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, and Ph.D. in Agricultural Physics from ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute. Dr Adhikary has over 100 publications in journals, and has worked on many edited books, and book chapters. Dr Adhikary has over 12 years’ experience in research, training and extension in the field of soil physics, spatial variability, soil and water conservation and watershed management. He has successfully used non-parametric spatial interpolation techniques such as indicator kriging and probability kriging to determine heavy metal pollution in soil and groundwater.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Scientist, Soil Physics and Soil and Water Conservation Department, ICAR Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar, India

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