Indus River Basin

Indus River Basin

Water Security and Sustainability

1st Edition - January 12, 2019

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  • Editors: Sadiq Khan, Thomas Adams
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128127834
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128127827

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 485
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: January 12, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128127834
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128127827

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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  • Muhammad Q. Sun Jan 13 2019

    Extraordinary book

    The book is an extraordinary addition to the topic. It discusses hydrological as well as economic aspects of Indus basin.