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Indus River Basin - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128127827, 9780128127834

Indus River Basin

1st Edition

Water Security and Sustainability

Editors: Sadiq Khan Thomas Adams
eBook ISBN: 9780128127834
Paperback ISBN: 9780128127827
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 12th January 2019
Page Count: 485
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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Scientists and researchers focusing on: Environmental Science, Agriculture, Physical Geography, Geographical Information Science, International Affairs, political science, economics, water resources, business

Table of Contents

Part I. Indus River Basin - Past, Present and Future
1. Indus River Basin: Water Security and Sustainability
Thomas Edwin Adams III and Sadiq Khan
2. Water resources modeling and prospective evaluation in the Indus River under present and prospective climate change
Bocchiola Daniele Sr.
3. Challenges in forecasting water resources of the Indus River Basin: Lessons from the analysis and modeling of atmospheric and hydrological processes.
Michel d. S Mesquita
4. Past and expected future glacier changes in the Upper Indus Basin
Tobias Bolch

Part II. Climate-Eco-Hydrology of Indus River Basin
5. Probabilistic precipitation analysis in the Central Indus River basin
Paolo Reggiani
6. Glaciers in the Indus River Basin
Samjwal Ratna Bajracharya
7. A Review on the Projected Changes in Climate over the Indus Basin
Arun Bhakta Shrestha and Nisha Wagle
8. A hydrological perspective on interpretation of available climate projections for the Upper Indus Basin
Nathan Daniel Forsythe

Part III. Water and Food Security of Indus river basin
9. Transboundary Indus River Basin: Potential Threats To Its Integrity
Muhammad Jehanzeb Masud Cheema
10. Indo-Ganges River Basin Land Use/Land Cover (LULC) and irrigated area mapping
Murali Krishna Gumma
11. Increasing water productivity in the Agriculture sector
Asad Sarwar and Qureshi
12. Hydrological cycle over Indus basin at monsoon margins: present and future
Shabeh ul Hasson

Part IV. Water Extremes in Indus River Basin
13. Water Resources Forecasting within the Indus River Basin: a call for comprehensive modeling
Thomas Edwin Adams III
14. Review of hydrometeorological monitoring and forecasting system for floods in the Indus Basin in Pakistan.
Mandira Singh Shrestha
15. Flood monitoring system for Indus River basin using distributed hydrologic modeling framework
Sadiq Khan
16. Annual Flood Monitoring of 2010 Indus River Flood using Synchronized Floodwater Index
Young-Joo Kwak

Part V. Water Management in Indus river basin
17. Water management in the Indus basin in Pakistan: challenges and opportunities
Muhammad Basharat
18. Reimagining the planning of irrigation and agriculture in the Indus river basin, Punjab, Pakistan
Ayesha Shahid
19. Developing Groundwater Hotspots: An Emerging Challenge for Integrated Water Resources Management in Indus Basin
Muhammad Basharat
20. Resource linkages for water infrastructure planning.
Akhtar Ali


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About the Editors

Sadiq Khan

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Scientist, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, National Water Center (NWC)

Thomas Adams

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

International Hydrometeorological and Water Resources Consultant, TerraPredictions, LLC, Blacksburg, VA, USA

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