Indus River Basin

Indus River Basin
Author: Sadiq I. Khan,Thomas E. Adams
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2019-01-12
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128127834

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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. 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

Blood and Water

Blood and Water
Author: David Gilmartin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2020-04-14
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9780520355538

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The Indus basin was once an arid pastoral watershed, but by the second half of the twentieth century, it had become one of the world's most heavily irrigated and populated river basins. Launched under British colonial rule in the nineteenth century, this irrigation project spurred political, social, and environmental transformations that continued after the 1947 creation of the new states of India and Pakistan. In this first large-scale environmental history of the region, David Gilmartin focuses on the changes that occurred in the basin as a result of the implementation of the world's largest modern integrated irrigation system. This masterful work of scholarship explores how environmental transformation is tied to the creation of communities and nations, focusing on the intersection of politics, statecraft, and the environment.

The Indus Basin of Pakistan

The Indus Basin of Pakistan
Author: Winston Yu,Yi-Chen Yang,Andre Savitsky,Donald Alford,Casey Brown,James Wescoat,Dario Debowicz,Sherman Robinson
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780821398753

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This study assesses the impacts of climate risks and development alternatives on water and agriculture in the Indus basin of Pakistan. It analyzes inter-relationships among the climate, water, and agriculture sectors and provides a systems modeling framework for these purposes.

Rivers Divided

Rivers Divided
Author: Daniel Haines
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-02-01
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1849047162

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Indus Basin Uninterrupted

Indus Basin Uninterrupted
Author: Uttam Kumar Sinha
Publsiher: Vintage Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021
Genre: History
ISBN: 067009448X

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"...a valuable contribution both to the world of scholarship and to the larger public discourse"-JAIRAM RAMESH The Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan marks six decades, but carries the reflection of 5000 years of history Indus Basin Uninterrupted, with an easy narration and rich archival material, brings alive a meandering journey of peace, conflict and commerce on the Indus basin. The Indus system of rivers, as a powerful symbol of the passage of time, represents not only the interdependence and interpenetration of land and water, but equally the unfolding of political identities, social churning and economic returns. From Alexander's campaign to Muhammad-bin-Qásim crossing the Indus and laying the foundation of Muslim rule in India; from the foreign invaders and their 'loot and scoot' to the Mughal rulers' perspective on hydrology and water use; from the British 'great game' on the Indus basin to the bitter and bloody Partition; and finally, as a historical pause, the signing of the Indus Waters Treaty-this book is a spectrum of spectacular events, turning points, and of personalities and characters and their actions that were full of marvel.

Climate Changes in the Holocene

Climate Changes in the Holocene
Author: Eustathios Chiotis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2018-11-15
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781351260237

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This book highlights climate as a complex physical, chemical, biological, and geological system, in perpetual change, under astronomical, predominantly, solar control. It has been shaped to some degree through the past glaciation cycles repeated in the last three million years. The Holocene, the current interglacial epoch which started ca. 11,700 years ago, marks the transition from the Stone Age to the unprecedented cultural evolution of our civilization. Significant climate changes have been recorded in natural archives during the Holocene, including the rapid waning of ice sheets, millennial shifting of the monsoonal fringe in the northern hemisphere, and abrupt centennial events. A typical case of severe environmental change is the greening of Sahara in the Early Holocene and the gradual desertification again since the fifth millennium before present. Climate Changes in the Holocene: Impact, Adaptation, and Resilience investigates the impact of natural climate changes on humans and civilization through case studies from various places, periods, and climates. Earth and human society are approached as a complex system, thereby emphasizing the necessity to improve adaptive capacity in view of the anthropogenic global warming and ecosystem degradation. Features: Written by distinguished experts, the book presents the fundamentals of the climate system, the unparalleled progress achieved in the last decade in the fields of intensified research for improved understanding of the carbon cycle, climate components, and their interaction. Presents the application of paleoclimatology and modeling in climate reconstruction. Examines the new era of satellite-based climate monitoring and the prospects of reduced carbon dioxide emissions.

The Ancient Indus Valley

The Ancient Indus Valley
Author: Jane McIntosh
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2008
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781576079072

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This work is a revealing study of the enigmatic Indus civilization and how a rich repertoire of archaeological tools is being used to probe its puzzles. * A chronological overview that establishes the important phases of the Indus civilization and places Indus society in the historical context of the development of South Asia * Illustrations showing speculative reconstructions of the Indus civilization's magnificent cities and photographs of artifacts from exquisite jewelry to beautiful carved seals

Empires of the Indus The Story of a River

Empires of the Indus  The Story of a River
Author: Alice Albinia
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2010-04-05
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780393338607

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Describes the turbulent history of the Indus River, one of the largest in the world, presenting a historical narrative of the people and civilizations that have lived along its banks in Tibet, India and Pakistan through time. Original.

Indus Divided

Indus Divided
Author: Daniel Haines
Publsiher: Random House India
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-02-15
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780143439615

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The Indus Waters Treaty is considered a key example of India–Pakistan cooperation, which had a critical influence on state-making in both countries. Indus Divided reveals the importance of the Indus Basin river system, and thus control over it, for Indian and Pakistani claims to sovereignty after South Asia’s partition in 1947. Based on new research in India, Pakistan, the United States and the United Kingdom, this book places the Indus dispute, for the first time, in the context of decolonization and Cold War–era development politics.

Closure of Indus River Basin

Closure of Indus River Basin
Author: Ajmal Saifal
Publsiher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2012-05
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 3659000760

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The massive Indus River Irrigation System plays a life line role for the agriculture and economy of Pakistan. Like other basins in the sub-continent (Indo-Pak), British since mid of the 19th century laid down the basis of a continuous agricultural and water development era which speeded up after Indus Waters Treaty 1960 resulting in an increasing over-commitment of water resources. The signs of basin closure are apparent during dry periods with their adverse environmental, ecological, social and economic impacts in the lower Indus and downstream Kotri on Indus delta. The downstream flow to sea in 1976-77 was about 79 MAF but in 2000 the flows to sea were only 0.79 MAF approaching to almost zero in 2004-05. To deal with the difficulties during adapting mechanism against basin closure there is need for a strategy for water resources management and development in Indus basin which can precisely define and strictly implement the water allocation mechanism to secure equilibrium between sustainable, equitable and efficient uses of the limited water to serve the humanity and preserve the environment.

The Indus River

The Indus River
Author: Shane Mountjoy
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2004
Genre: Indus River Valley
ISBN: 9781438120034

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Discusses the history and civilization of the Indus Valley over the last 5,000 years and how the Indus River is used today.

The Indian Rivers

The Indian Rivers
Author: Dhruv Sen Singh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 551
Release: 2017-12-30
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9789811029844

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The book presents geomorphological studies of the major river basins – the Indus, Ganga and Brahmaputra and their tributaries. Besides major basins, the book explores peninsular rivers and other rivers state-by-state. All types of rivers, i.e. snow-fed, rain-fed and groundwater-fed rivers are explained together in geological framework. Rivers are lifeline and understanding of the rivers, their dynamics, science and socio-economic aspect is very important. However, different sources provide different data base for rivers. But a book which explains all major rivers of a country at a single place was not yet available. This book is the first book of its kind in the world which provides expert opinion on all major rivers of a country like India. This book complements works in these areas for the last two to three decades on major rivers of India by eminent professors and scientists from different universities, IITs and Indian research institutions. The information presented in the book would appeal to a wider readership from students, teachers to researchers and planners engaged in developmental work and also to common people of the society concerned with awareness about rivers.

Complex River Basin Management in a Changing Global Climate

Complex River Basin Management in a Changing Global Climate
Author: Indus Basin Case Study Team,James L. Wescoat,Robin M. Leichenko
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 139
Release: 1992
Genre: Climatic changes
ISBN: OCLC:32364317

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Imagining Industan

Imagining Industan
Author: Zafar Adeel,Robert G. Wirsing
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-10-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783319328454

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This volume calls upon over a dozen Indus observers to imagine a scenario for the Indus basin in which transboundary cooperation over water resources overcomes the insecurity arising from water dependence and scarcity. From diverse perspectives, its essays examine the potential benefits to be gained from revisiting the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty, as well as from mounting joint efforts to increase water supply, to combat climate change, to develop hydroelectric power, and to improve water management. The Indus basin is shared by four countries (Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan). The basin’s significance stems in part simply from the importance of these countries, three of them among the planet’s most populous states, one of them boasting the world’s second largest economy, and three of them members of the exclusive nuclear weapons club. However, the basin’s significance stems also from the great importance of the Indus waters themselves – due especially to the region’s massive dependence on irrigated agriculture as well as to the menace of climate change and advancing water scarcity. The “Industan” this volume imagines is a definite departure from business as usual responses to the Indus basin’s emerging fresh water crisis. The objective is to kindle serious discussion of the cooperation needed to confront what many water experts believe is developing into one of the planet’s most gravely threatened river basins. It is thus both assessment of the current state of play in regard to water security in the Indus basin and recommendation about where to go from here.

Daily Life in the Indus Valley Civilization

Daily Life in the Indus Valley Civilization
Author: Brian Williams
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2015-08-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781484625828

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This book explores what life was really like for everyday people in the Indus Valley civilization. Using primary sources and information from archeological discoveries, it uncovers some fascinating insights and explodes some myths. Supported by timelines, maps, and references to important events and people, children will really feel they are on a time-traveling journey when reading this book.