Title: Sustainability of societal water management practices

Authors: Pradeep K. Majumdar

Addresses: Merchant Engineering College, Basna, Mehsana-Visnagar Highway, Mehsana, Gujarat 384315, India

Abstract: For sustainable water management in water scarce areas available quantity of water is consumptively used and saved water is conjunctively supplied in addition to insufficient quantity available in water deficit months. Such storages are generated season wise and selecting suitable technique of aquifer storage as against preservation in a surface water body is a vital issue. Conjunctive planning require survival of both surface and subsurface water, however sustainability of an individual storage levy risk on the augmentation of the other. In the present paper, such analyses are discussed for a cultural command of 11.51 sq km in Ozar irrigation command under the Waghad Right Bank canal in Nasik District of Maharashtra.

Keywords: joint probability; consumptive use; conjunctive planning; artificial recharge practice; MODFLOW; India; sustainable water management; water scarcity; water consumption; water use; sustainability; sustainable development; water storage; subsurface water; surface water; aquifer storage.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSS.2013.053751

International Journal of Society Systems Science, 2013 Vol.5 No.2, pp.113 - 135

Available online: 07 May 2013 *

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