Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Problems, Perspectives and Challenges of Agricultural Water Management

Edited by Manish Kumar, ISBN 978-953-51-0117-8, 456 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 09, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2488

Food security emerged as an issue in the first decade of the 21st Century, questioning the sustainability of the human race, which is inevitably related directly to the agricultural water management that has multifaceted dimensions and requires interdisciplinary expertise in order to be dealt with. The purpose of this book is to bring together and integrate the subject matter that deals with the equity, profitability and irrigation water pricing; modelling, monitoring and assessment techniques; sustainable irrigation development and management, and strategies for irrigation water supply and conservation in a single text. The book is divided into four sections and is intended to be a comprehensive reference for students, professionals and researchers working on various aspects of agricultural water management. The book seeks its impact from the diverse nature of content revealing situations from different continents (Australia, USA, Asia, Europe and Africa). Various case studies have been discussed in the chapters to present a general scenario of the problem, perspective and challenges of irrigation water use.

Dr. Manish Kumar

Tezpur University, India

After completing Ph.D from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Dr. Manish Kumar is working as an assistant professor at Tezpur University, a central University in Assam, India. He has been working in the field of hydrology and water management for last 10 years. His research journey has been immensely benefited through working experience at several prestigious institutes like the University of Tokyo, Japan, Kunsan National University, Korea, Uppsala University, Sweden, JNU, New Delhi and National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee. He is the recipient of Foreign Researcher Fellowship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Young Researcher Fund from the Centre of Excellence (COE), Japan and Linnaeus-palme stipend from SIDA, Sweden. His research understanding got places in several journal publications (n>15), book chapters (n>9), national and international seminar and conferences (n=17). He promptly shared his research expertise and finding by participating in several international conferences/symposium as a presenter and Co-chair/Chairperson. He was the secretary for the International Symposium on South East Asian Water Environment (SEAWE 2010, Phuket, Thailand). He is actively serving the role of reviewer for different top journals like Chemosphere, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Hydrology etc. Currently He is actively disposing the responsibility as an editorial member of International Journal of Geosciences.

Experience

  • 2010 - current

    Tezpur University

    Work Experience in other institution. 1)Nov 2007 to Dec 2008,Department of Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo-Advanced course in environmental engineering laboratory . 2) Nov 2004 to Dec 2004,SES, JNU, New Delhi-Mathematical Modeling of Ground Water Flow and Mass transport through theory and hands on training. 3) Aug 2004 to Dec 2004,SES, JNU, New Delhi-Methods of water quality analysis and their interpretation.

Education

  • 2005 – 2009

    Prof. Hiroaki Furumai, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo

    Environmental Engineering

Edited Books

  • Problems, Perspectives and Challenges of Agricultural Water Management

    Food security emerged as an issue in the first decade of the 21st Century, questioning the sustainability of the human race, which is inevitably related directly to the agricultural water management that has multifaceted dimensions and requires interdisciplinary expertise in order to be dealt with. The purpose of this book is to bring together and integrate the subject matter that deals with the equity, profitability and irrigation water pricing; modelling, monitoring and assessment techniques; sustainable irrigation development and management, and strategies for irrigation water supply and conservation in a single text. The book is divided into four sections and is intended to be a comprehensive reference for students, professionals and researchers working on various aspects of agricultural water management. The book seeks its impact from the diverse nature of content revealing situations from different continents (Australia, USA, Asia, Europe and Africa). Various case studies have been discussed in the chapters to present a general scenario of the problem, perspective and challenges of irrigation water use.