Water Conservation in the Era of Global Climate Change

Water Conservation in the Era of Global Climate Change

1st Edition - February 25, 2021

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  • Editors: Binota Thokchom, Pengpeng Qiu, Pardeep Singh, Parameswar Iyer
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128202005
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128203941

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Water Conservation in the Era of Global Climate Change reviews key issues surrounding climate change and water resources. The book brings together experts from a variety of fields and perspectives, providing a comprehensive view on how climate change impacts water resources, how water pollution impacts climate change, and how to assess potential hazards and success stories on managing and addressing current issues in the field. Topics also include assessing policy impacts, innovative water reuse strategies, and information on impacts on fisheries and agriculture including food scarcity. This book is an excellent tool for researchers and professionals in Climate Change, Climate Services and Water Resources, and those trying to combat the impacts and issues related to Global and Planetary Change.

Key Features

  • Covers a wide range of theoretical and practical issues related to how climate change impacts water resources and adaptation, with extended influence on agriculture, food and water security, policymaking, etc.
  • Reviews mathematical tools and simulations models on predicting potential hazards from climate change in such a way they can be useful to readers from a variety of levels of mathematical expertise
  • Examines the potential impacts on agriculture and drinking water quality
  • Includes case studies of successful management of water and pollutants that contribute to climate change


Researchers and professionals in Climate Change and Climate Services including environmental science, water resources, environmental engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Climatic and Environmental Impact on Water Resources and Conservation
    2. Climate change impact and water resources management: prospective and challenges in present era
    3. Policy to combat issues on climate change and water scarcity and quality degradation: regional, national and international
    4. Impact of climate change and water quality degradation on food security, agriculture and fisheries
    5. Climate change, sustainable agriculture and water resources
    6. Indirect effects of climate change on the water cycle: migration and changing patterns of consumption
    7. Possible futures for climate change and water nexus in the coming centuries
    8. Probabilistic software models and mathematical simulations to predict the effects of climate change on water quality and vice versa
    9. Groundwater Extractions and Global Climate Change
    10. Urban water supply management: indirect issues of climate change leading to water scarcity scenarios in developing and under developing nations
    11. Managing hydropower in an era of climate change
    12. Water renovation and reuse strategies
    13. Impact of climate change on freshwater ecosystem
    14. The global socio-economic issues due to climate change and consequent usable water resources depletion
    15. Water policies and climate change
    16. Going local and basic approach: possible dialogue on climate change and water conservation
    17. Impacts of climate change on water quality and its assessment
    18. Climate change and water conservation impacts in developing countries
    19. Scientific and technical analysis on impacts, adaptations and mitigation of climate change and water

Product details

  • No. of pages: 472
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: February 25, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128202005
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128203941

About the Editors

Binota Thokchom

Dr Binota Thokchom is a faculty member at the Centre of Nanotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. Her research interests reach across a number of environmental issues including water related crises tied to nanomaterials, water treatment using AOPs, nanomaterial synthesis, electrode synthesis, environmental monitoring and assessment as well as simulation and prediction of environmental impacts across models. Prior to earning her PhD, she worked at the Analytical Instrumentation Division, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute. She has participated in numerous national and international conferences, workshops and seminars. She has won several awards and honors for her work, including being named a BRICS Scientist bu the Department of Science and Technology of India, working with scientists across the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) on environmental issues which impact all of these nations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty Member, Centre of Nanotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India

Pengpeng Qiu

Dr. Pengpeng Qiu is a researcher in the Department of Chemistry in Fudan University. His research interests include the degradation of emerging organic pollutants using various catalyzed advanced oxidation processes, alternative methods of pollutant degradation and treating pharmaceuticals and other chemical pollutants, like bisephenol-A in water systems. He has more than 20 publications to date.

Affiliations and Expertise

State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai, P.R. China

Pardeep Singh

Dr. Pardeep Singh is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Science, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, in New Delhi, India. He obtained his PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi. Dr. Singh has published more than 65 papers in international journals in the fields of waste management, environmental pollution, and agricultural nanotechnology, and has co-edited 30 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Parameswar Iyer

Parameswar Krishnan Iyer received the Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the CSIR-CSMCRI-Bhavnagar, India, in 1999. He was a Post-Doctoral Researcher with Technion, Haifa, Israel, from 1999 to 2001, University of California Santa Barbara, CA, USA, from 2001 to 2003, and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA, from 2003 to 2004. In 2004, he joined the Department of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati, India, as an Assistant Professor, and has been promoted to a full-time Professor in 2013. His current research interests include the design and development of novel semiconducting polymers, oligomers and hybrid materials for optoelectronic devices, sensors, imaging and therapeutics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry and Centre for Nanotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

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