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American Journal of Water Resources. 2015, 3(3), 86-91
DOI: 10.12691/ajwr-3-3-3
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Water Resource Management through Isotope Technology in Changing Climate

Bhavtosh Sharma1, , Rakesh Singh2, Prashant Singh3, DP Uniyal4 and Rajendra Dobhal4

1Uttarakhand Science Education and Research Centre (USERC), Dehradun, India

2Department of Chemistry, DBS (PG) College, Dehradun, India

3Department of Chemistry, DAV (PG) College, Dehradun, India

4Uttarakhand Council of Science & Technology (UCOST), Dehradun, India

Pub. Date: July 20, 2015

Cite this paper:
Bhavtosh Sharma, Rakesh Singh, Prashant Singh, DP Uniyal and Rajendra Dobhal. Water Resource Management through Isotope Technology in Changing Climate. American Journal of Water Resources. 2015; 3(3):86-91. doi: 10.12691/ajwr-3-3-3

Abstract

The water system plays an indispensable role on the planet earth for the survival of living species as well as for the sustainability of ecosystem. However, numerous factors like population growth, industrial activities, rapid urbanization, depletion of aquifers, climate change, several anthropogenic activities, geogenic activities etc. influence the water system. Therefore, the proper management of water resources has become the need of the time because its management and study will be much helpful to cater the safe water for the increasing population globally. In such direction, isotope technology has been emerged and established as an efficient scientific tool to combat the water related issues like ground water recharge studies, its quality management, surface water studies, salinization and contamination studies etc. The present paper highlights the importance of isotope technology for the management of water resources in changing climatic conditions.

Keywords:
water resource management isotope technology ground water recharge salinization climate change

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