Water, Land, and Forest Susceptibility and Sustainability

Water, Land, and Forest Susceptibility and Sustainability

Geospatial Approaches and Modeling

1st Edition - November 25, 2022

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  • Editors: Uday Chatterjee, Biswajeet Pradhan, Suresh Kumar, Sourav Saha, Mohammad Zakwan
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918800
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323919203

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Water, Land, and Forest Susceptibility and Sustainability, Volume 1: Geospatial Approaches & Modeling brings an interdisciplinary perspective to solving complex problems in sustainability, utilizing the latest research and technologies, and includes case studies that emphasize the applications of remote sensing, GIS, and image processing for addressing the current state and future needs to achieve sustainability. As forests, land, and water are among the most precious resources on earth, emphasizing the need to conserve them for future generations and, of course, a safe and sustainable planet. The assessment of the susceptibility of all these three precious resources must therefore be addressed to inform their sustainable management. This 1st volume encourages adaptive activities among experts employed in interdisciplinary fields, from data mining and machine learning to environmental science by linking geospatial computational intelligence technology to forest, land and water issues.

Key Features

  • Presents theoretical context and practical solutions for understanding the current knowledge and where future efforts should be directed
  • Includes case studies in each chapter demonstrating the use of geospatial technologies
  • Offers an interdisciplinary approach to addressing susceptibility and achieving sustainability


Environmental researchers, particularly in the fields of land use planning, geography, soil science, environmental and civil engineering, natural resources, and GIS

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Introduction: Theoretical framework and approach of sustainability
    Theoretical framework and approaches of susceptibility and drivers for susceptibility and sustainability
    Natural Resource Sustainability and Ecosystem Services- A Paradigm shift

    Section II: Water Resource Susceptibility and sustainability
    River basin / catchment susceptibility and sustainability
    Flood susceptibility and management- Case study
    Water pollution susceptibility and remediation
    Water scarcity susceptibility, regional disparity and sustainability
    Ground Water susceptibility and sustainability
    Surface water susceptibility estimation and sustainable measure

    Section III: Land Resources susceptibility and sustainability
    Soil erosion susceptibility and sustainability
    Land degradation susceptibility and sustainability
    Waste land susceptibility and sustainability
    Wet land susceptibility and sustainability
    Urban land-use susceptibility and sustainability- Case study
    Land use susceptibility and sustainability
    Land slide susceptibility in hilly areas and sustainability
    Land degradation susceptibility and sustainability in riverine areas
    Land degradation susceptibility and sustainability in coastal areas- Case study
    Sustainability of Soil Ecosystem Services

    Section IV: Forest Resource Susceptibility and sustainability
    Forest degradation susceptibility and sustainability
    Forest fire susceptibility and sustainability- Case study
    Forest ecology imbalance susceptibility and sustainability
    Forest health susceptibility and sustainability in urban area
    Forest and livelihood susceptibility and sustainability
    Sustainability of Forest and Ecosystem Services

    Section V Conclusion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 576
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: November 25, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918800
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323919203

About the Editors

Uday Chatterjee

Dr. Uday Chatterjee PhD is an Applied Geographer with a Post-Graduate degree in Applied Geography from Utkal University and Doctoral Degrees in Applied Geography from Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha, India. He has contributed many research papers published in various reputed national and international journals and edited book volumes. He has co-edited two books and is a member of eight academic societies. His areas of research interest include urban planning, social and human geography, applied geomorphology, hazards and disasters, environmental issues, land use, and rural development. Currently Dr. Uday Chatterjee is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Bhatter College, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Bhatter College, Dantan, Paschim Medinipore, West Bengal, India

Biswajeet Pradhan

Distinguished Professor Biswajeet Pradhan PhD (Senior Member, IEEE) is an internationally established Scientist in the fields of climate-induced natural hazards, geospatial information systems (GIS); complex modelling; and spatial data mining. Since 2015, he has been serving as the Ambassador Scientist for the Alexander Humboldt Foundation, Germany. He has published more than 550 articles and has authored/edited eight books and 13 book chapters. He has received 55 awards in recognition of his excellence in teaching, service, and research, since 2006. He was also a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship from Germany. From 2016 to 2018, he was listed as the World's Most Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics Report as one of the world's most influential mind. He is also an Associate Editor and an Editorial Member of more than eight ISI journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor and Director, Centre for Advanced Modelling and Geospatial Information Systems (CAMGIS), University of Technology Sydney, School of Information, Systems & Modelling; Faculty of Engineering and IT, New South Wales, Australia

Suresh Kumar

Dr. S. Suresh Kumara previously worked as a Professor at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. He was Post-Doctoral Research Fellows in at the National Taiwan University, Taiwan and National Central University, Taiwan in the field of yeast genetics and stem cells. He has also worked as a Senior Research Executive (Fermentation of Microbial Drugs) in IPCA Laboratory Ltd, Mumbai, India, R&D officer (Fermentation of Microbial Drugs) in Gujarat Themis Biosyn Ltd., Gujarat, India, a Senior and Junior Research fellow (Fermentation and Purification of Enzymes) in University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, India. His research interests are in stem cells with infectious diseases, stem cell niches, infectious diseases in tuberculosis, dengue and leptospirosis, bio-macromolecules, yeast genetics, fermentation and purification of microbial drugs and enzymes, and induced pluripotent stem cells. His research outcomes were published in above 200 peer-reviewed/impact factor journals with an h-index of 36 and i10-index -111. His highest impact factor is around 39.5.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER), Tamilnadu, India

Sourav Saha

Dr. Sourav Saha PhD is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Saha is an early career scientist who recently completed his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati, USA. He also taught several Geology courses as an adjunct faculty member at Northern Kentucky University, USA. His research interests are focused on the use of geomorphic, geochronologic, remote sensing, and sedimentary tools to quantify surface processes, landscape evolution, paleoseismic, and paleoclimatic changes. His goal is to understand the dynamic interaction between climate, tectonics, and landscapes, especially in environmentally sensitive regions. He uses and develops a variety of geochronometers, especially luminescence and cosmogenic surface exposure dating techniques. He is also a member of the Geological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, the American Quaternary Association, and several other international organizations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Mohammad Zakwan

Dr. Mohammad Zakwan PhD is presently working as an Assistant Professor in Maulana Azad National University, Hyderabad, India. He has published numerous papers and has a demonstrated history of working in Water Resource Engineering. He has been serving as an editorial board member and reviewer for various journals. His research interests include modelling of infiltration, modelling river water quality, sediment rating curves, stage discharge curves, computation of effective discharge and dominant discharge, climate change, trend analysis in water resources, river engineering, hydraulics, and hydrology of rivers. Dr. Mohammad Zakwan was a recipient of Gold medals during his M.Tech and B.Tech. He was awarded MHRD GATE scholarship and CSIR NET JRF scholarship for his M.Tech and PhD, respectively.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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