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Land-Use and Environmental Resources: Methods and Management
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Anil K Gupta
xvii+247p., figs., col.plts., tabls., ind., 25 cm
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Weight :  644 gms
Binding :  E-Book
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Associated Publishing Company
Year :  2018
 

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ISBN: 9788193476956
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Land is the most finite resource as we have only one earth livable as on now. Land-use holds the key of environmental resource sustainability and human security. Environmental resource management as an approach that helps maintain the renewability and sustainability calls for the effective management of – landscape, land-use and land-resources. Book comprises of three sections: Overview, Methods & Case Studies, and Management Strategies. Examples and experiences from different parts of the world on different methods and management aspects of land and environmental resources are brought in this edited volume with the aim of offering holistic knowledge base covering all important aspects. The book is practical reference for scholars and professionals of geography, environment, disaster management, earth science, engineering and agriculture related disciplines.

Acknowledgement s v
Foreword vii
Introduction ix
Introduction and Overview
1. Land-Use for Climatic and Human Security: Policy Concerns 3
2. Land-capability and Land-Use Optimization 11
3. Land Reforms and Environmental Sustainability:Reference to Real Estate Boom 25
4. Land-Use Planning in the Coastal Region through Remote Sensing Based Technique: A Case Study from Gujara 37
Methods and Case Studies
5. Spatial Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Land-Use Suitability Analysis: An Example from Ebro Basin in Zaragoza (Spain) 53
6. Land-Use and Land-Cover Change: Case of Jhansi in Bundelkhand 69
7. Diversifying Land-Use: Case of Shivaliks in Indian Himalayas 81
8. Environmental Management Planning: Remote Sensing and GIS Application 93
9. Groundwater Development Using Remote Sensing and GIS 113
10. Hydraulic Simulation of Groundwater Flow 127
11. Water Scenario and the River Linking Proposal: An Impact Analysis 141
12. Water Use in Drinking: Analysis at Urban Local Body Level 149
Management Strategies
13. Agroforestry vis-à-vis Environment and Disaster Reduction 167
14. Ecosystem Approach to Resurrection of Gulf Coast 175
15. Non-timber Forest Produce for Livelihood Security 185
16. Conservation and Management of Bhopal Lakes 199
17. Fuel Oil from Wastelands: Jatropha Project 215
18. Solid Waste Treatment and Disposal Options 221
List of Contributors 235
Index 241

Dr. Anil K. Gupta is Head of Policy Planning Division, Head of Training Cell and Coordinator of Technical Advisory Committee, at India’s National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi. Previously he was Director of Bundelkhand University Institute of Environment and Development Studies, and head of its Environmental Science and NRM Departments, as founder. He also worked with DMI Bhopal, NEERI (CSIR) Nagpur, NDMC Ltd. and CICON Bhopal. He is Fellow of Earth Scientists Society and known for pioneering contributions on disaster management policy planning, climate change adaptation, ecosystem approach to disaster reduction, environmental law and risk/damage assessment. He steered making of India’s National Plan for Disaster Management, National Human Resource Plan, and Perspective Plan of NIDM. He was honoured with Young Scientist Award of Government of Madhya Pradesh (2006) and Excellence Award of Indian Society of Occupational & Environmental Health (2012). He has more than 125 publications including 20 books and 46 research/policy papers. He has steered various projects supported by NORAD, World Bank, Govt. Ministries, Planning Board, ICSSR, GIZ Germany, CDKN (UK), and collaborated with UNDP, UNEP (Geneva), UNU-EHS, ITC Netherlands, ISET (USA), inWEnt Germany, Ifanos Germany, etc. and represented in international delegations.
Sreeja S. Nair is presently associated with UNHABITAT Myanmar as Coordinator of the Myanmar Consortium for Capacity Development on Disaster Management (MCCDDM). She is Assistant Professor at National Institute of Disaster Management since June 2007. She is a disaster management professional having more than 15 years of experience. Her areas of research, documentation and training activities at NIDM include Geoinformatics applications in Disaster Management, Environmental Law, Disaster Data and Information Management, Ecosystem Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction and Chemical Disaster Management. She has published 20 papers in national and international journals, authored 8 training modules and authored/ edited 4 books. She has coordinated the Indo German Cooperation on Environmental Knowledge for Disaster Risk Management and was the co-principal investigator of ICSSR research project on drought vulnerability and mitigation analysis.
Prof. (Dr.) Mohammad Yunus is presently Vice Chancellor of the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University of Uttar Pradesh in India, since 2012, after his tenure as Professor (position offered in absentia) and Head of Environmental Sciences, and Dean of Faculties of Environmental Sciences, Information Science & Technology and Biosciences & Biotechnology (as Founder Professor), at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University at Lucknow. He also served as Registrar and as Vice Chancellor of the University. He was elected Fellow of Lineus Society of London (FLS) and has the credit of scientific association with Prof. T. A. Mansfield (FRS) at Lancaster University, UK. He also worked at University of Sussex at Brighton, UK. Prior to joining as Professor, he was Scientist, Head and Area Coordinator of Environmental Science Division at CSIR’s National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow. He was also Convenor of Environmental Cell (financial arm for providing consultancy). Prof. Yunus has guided several doctoral and post-graduate research treatise in area of phytoremediation, land restoration, EIA, disaster management, etc., and published more than 140 research papers including 84 in foreign journals with high impact factor and high citation.

   

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