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Rivers of the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta : a fluvial account of Bengal

Author: Kalyan Rudra
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018.
Series: Geography of the physical environment.
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This is the first comprehensive book on the rivers of the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta. This volume covers all aspects of this highly populated region including land conflicts and environmental impacts such as the Indo-Bangladesh conflict over sharing of trans-boundary water. This book addresses the topic from a highly interdisciplinary perspective covering areas of geography, geology, environment, history,  Read more...
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RUDRA, KALYAN.
RIVERS OF THE GANGA-BRAHMAPUTRA-MEGHNA DELTA.
[S.l.] : SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PU, 2018
(OCoLC)1020628600
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kalyan Rudra
ISBN: 9783319765440 3319765442
OCLC Number: 1030440838
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations and Units; 1 Rivers of the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta: An Overview; Abstract; 1.1 The Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) Delta; 1.2 Dynamic River System; 1.3 Rivers of Barind Tract; 1.4 The Ganga and the Bhagirathi-Hugli; 1.5 The Rivers of Rarh Bengal; 1.6 The Brahmaputra-Meghna System; 1.7 The Tidal Creeks; 1.8 Managing the Rivers; 1.9 Ecological Flow; References; 2 Evolution of the Bengal Basin; Abstract; 2.1 Structure of the Basin; 2.2 Basin-Fill History; 2.3 Late Quaternary Sequences. 2.4 The Bengal Basin and the GBM Delta2.5 Stratigraphy of Delta; 2.6 The Changing Coastline; References; 3 Rivers of the Tarai-Doors and Barind Tract; Abstract; 3.1 Mountains to Plains; 3.2 Rivers of the Himalayan Front; 3.3 Characteristics of North Bengal Rivers; 3.4 The Teesta and Its Tributaries; 3.5 The Teesta Fan; 3.6 Human Intervention and River Style; 3.7 The Jaldhaka System; 3.8 The Tributaries; 3.9 The Torsa System; 3.10 The Mahananda River System; References; 4 The Dynamic Ganga; Abstract; 4.1 The Ganga through West Bengal; 4.2 The Dynamic Ganga; 4.3 The Changing Course of the Ganga. 4.3.1 From Rajmahal to Farakka4.4 Changing Course Between Farakka and Jalangi; 4.5 Mechanism of Changing Course; 4.6 Estimated Flow; 4.7 The Ganga System in Bangladesh; 4.8 Policy Issues; References; 5 The Jamuna-Meghna System; Abstract; References; 6 The Bhagirathi-Hugli River System; Abstract; 6.1 Antiquity of the Bhagirathi; 6.2 The Bhairab-Jalangi and the Mathabhanga-Churni; 6.3 The Changing Off-take of Bhagirathi; 6.4 Meandering Channels; 6.5 Dying Rivers; 6.6 The Saraswati River; 6.7 The Bidyadhari-Sunti-Noai System; 6.8 The Jamuna and the Ichhamati; 6.9 The Adi Ganga. 6.10 The Hugli Estuary6.11 Suspended Load; References; 7 The Western Tributaries to the Bhagirathi-Hugli River; Abstract; 7.1 The Bansloi; 7.2 The Pagla River; 7.3 The Mayurakshi; 7.4 The Ajay; 7.5 The Damodar; 7.6 The Khari-Banka; 7.7 The Rupnarayan; 7.8 The Kansai or Kangshabati; 7.9 The Rasulpur; References; 8 The Sundarban; Abstract; 8.1 Hydro-Geomorphological Characteristics; 8.2 The River System; 8.3 The Major Channels of the Sundarban; 8.4 Early Civilization; 8.5 Premature Reclamation; 8.6 Protection with Embankment: Myth and Reality; 8.7 Impacts of Tropical Cyclones. 8.8 Recent Challenges8.9 Rising Temperatures; 8.10 Sea-Level Changes; References; 9 Flood in the GBM Delta; Abstract; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Changing Rainfall Pattern; 9.3 Location and Topographic Expression; 9.4 Major Floods of Bengal; 9.4.1 Flood Management; 9.5 Issues of Disaster Management; 9.5.1 Early Warning; 9.5.2 Strengthening Preparedness; 9.5.3 India's National Policy on Floods; 9.5.4 Policy in Bangladesh; 9.5.5 Linking Flood Management with Development; References; 10 Management of Rivers in the GBM Delta; Abstract; 10.1 Colonial Period; 10.2 Altered Hydrological Regime.
Series Title: Geography of the physical environment.
Responsibility: Kalyan Rudra.

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This book addresses the topic from a highly interdisciplinary perspective covering areas of geography, geology, environment, history, archaeology, sociology and politics of the Bengal region.The book  Read more...

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