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AE 621 GROUND WATER DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY                                                                               (2L+1P) I

Objective
To acquaint and equip the students with the techniques of groundwater development and management

Theory

UNIT I
Occurrence of groundwater, temporal and spatial variability of groundwater, methods for groundwater exploration, determination of aquifer parameters, pumping tests, assessment of groundwater potential,

UNIT II
Groundwater structures, groundwater development and utilization, types of water wells, design and construction of water wells, drilling methods, well development , well maintenance and rehabilitation, groundwater monitoring, monitoring wells, design and construction of monitoring wells,

UNIT III
Groundwater development and quality considerations, groundwater contamination, sources and causes of groundwater pollution, contaminated systems and their rehabilitation, groundwater bioremediation, management of salt water ingress in inland and coastal aquifers,

UNIT IV
Management of declining and rising water table, Natural and artificial groundwater recharge, Groundwater recharge basins and injection wells,

UNIT V
Groundwater management in irrigation command, conjunctive water use, water lifting, different types of pumps, selection of pumps, pump characteristics curve, cost of groundwater pumping, comparative economics of surface and groundwater use for irrigation

UNIT VI
Major issues related to groundwater development and management in India, Legal aspects of groundwater exploitation, Diagnostic survey of sick wells/tube wells and their rehabilitation.

Practicals
Pumping test analysis: determination of aquifer parameters, assessment of groundwater potential, groundwater monitoring, development of conjunctive water use plan, design of tubewell and selection of screen, pump characteristics curve and selection of pumps, construction and analysis of flow net and estimation of seepage flow, groundwater modelling: physical models, application of mathematical models, selection and design of artificial groundwater recharge structure

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