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American Journal of Water Resources. 2016, 4(1), 16-21
DOI: 10.12691/ajwr-4-1-2
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Sustainable Drinking Water Resources in Difficult Topography of Hilly State Uttarakhand, India

Bhavtosh Sharma1,

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

Pub. Date: February 27, 2016

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Bhavtosh Sharma. Sustainable Drinking Water Resources in Difficult Topography of Hilly State Uttarakhand, India. American Journal of Water Resources. 2016; 4(1):16-21. doi: 10.12691/ajwr-4-1-2


Uttarakhand state is blessed with major water resources including large reverine system with its tributaries. In spite of the plethora of water resources, the people of the state are facing the problem of safe fresh water due to slope factor, management issues, urban conglomeration, deforestation and other environmental factors as discussed in the article. Besides this, an integrated approach considering the national water policy in state context is urgently required in difficult topographic and changing climatic conditions. The present article highlights the hydrogeology of the state, sustainable water resources including traditional water resources, drinking water supply system in state, Uttaranchal Koop, bank filtration technology. Furthermore, various suggestions are also incorporated for the fortification of water resources of the state.

Drinking Water Resources Topography Himalayan state Uttarakhand India Sustainability Climate Change

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