Lakshmanan Elango

Professor L. Elango is a specialist in the field of hydrogeological characterisation, hydrochemical studies, hydrogeophysics and groundwater modelling. He had professional training in Danish Hydraulic Institute, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, University of Newcastle, University of Bath, University of Birmingham and Ruhr University. He has carried out sponsored research projects on various aspects of hydrogeology, including the ones funded by the British Geological Survey, Australian Research Council, Russian Academy of Sciences and the European Commission.  He has published about 50 research papers in various journals and four books. He is a Vice President of International Commission on Water Quality of IAHS.  He has organised many training programmes, workshops and conferences in the field of hydrogeology, including capacity building programmes  under The World Bank funded Hydrology Project and UNESCO’s International Hydrology Programme.  He is in the editorial board of a few international journals. He has supervised ten PhD studies since the year 1994.

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There are several books on broad aspects of hydrogeology, groundwater hydrology and geohydrology, which do not discuss in detail on the intrigues of hydraulic conductivity elaborately. However, this book on Hydraulic Conductivity presents comprehensive reviews of new measurements and numerical techniques for estimating hydraulic conductivity. This is achieved by the chapters written by various experts in this field of research into a number of clustered themes covering different aspects of hydraulic conductivity. The sections in the book are: Hydraulic conductivity and its importance, Hydraulic conductivity and plant systems, Determination by mathematical and laboratory methods, Determination by field techniques and Modelling and hydraulic conductivity. Each of these sections of the book includes chapters highlighting the salient aspects and most of these chapters explain the facts with the help of some case studies. Thus this book has a good mix of chapters dealing with various and vital aspects of hydraulic conductivity from various authors of different countries.

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