Water quality under the changing climatic condition: a review of the Indian scenario

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dc.contributor.author Das, Nilotpal
dc.contributor.author Mahanta, Chandan
dc.contributor.author Kumar, Manish
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-12T05:23:36Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-12T05:23:36Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08
dc.identifier.citation Das, Nilotpal; Mahanta, Chandan and Kumar, Manish, �Water quality under the changing climatic condition: a review of the Indian scenario�, in Emerging issues in the water environment during anthropocene, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-32-9771-5_3, Springer, pp. 31-61, Aug. 2019, ISBN: 9789813297715. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9789813297715
dc.identifier.isbn 9789813297708
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-32-9771-5_3
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iitgn.ac.in/handle/123456789/4811
dc.description.abstract The current work reviews the state of Indian water quality under the climate change regime. Rising temperatures will lead to higher concentration of pollutants like nutrients (nitrates, phosphates etc.), persistent organic pollutants and pesticides. Probable negative consequences include increase in harmful algal blooms, toxicity hazards in people etc. Rising temperatures could lead to release of higher amounts of fluoride and uranium due to prevalence of drier oxic conditions, and also arsenic due to release from iron (hydr)oxides. Implications on emerging contaminants, a new class of pollutants without any regulatory status, is not clearly understood. Prevalence of microbes in water is also predicted to increase. Coastal aquifers appear to be at risk from salt water intrusion. Conflicts on the international and national platform is predicted to rise due to issues with sharing of water. Lastly, we also discuss the sustainability options for water in India under a changing climatic regime, under three broad subcategories signifying the roles of (1) science, (2) policies and legal framework and the (3) people perspective, while also highlighting the existing lacunae.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Nilotpal Das, Chandan Mahanta and Manish Kumar
dc.format.extent pp. 31-61
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.subject Water quality en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Sustainability en_US
dc.subject Persistent organic pollutant en_US
dc.subject Emerging contaminants en_US
dc.subject Nutrient flux en_US
dc.subject Toxins en_US
dc.title Water quality under the changing climatic condition: a review of the Indian scenario en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US


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