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    Ramakrishnan S


Ground Water – 2nd Edn.

by: Ramakrishnan S
ISBN: 9788183713412

Table of Contents

  • Origin, occurrence & movement of ground water
  • Rocks & their water bearing properties
  • Remote sensing techniques in ground water investigation
  • Methods of locating ground water
  • Methods of exploitations of ground water
  • Methods of exploration of ground water
  • Methods of well design & gravel packing
  • Methods of well development
  • Methods of drilling to control high artesian pressure for drilling & construction of leak proof wells
  • Methods of grouting, sealing & verticality checking
  • Methods of extraction of ground water
  • Methods of measuring flow of water
  • Methods of analysis & evaluation of pumping tests
  • Use of coefficients & formulae
  • Ground water quality
  • Common troubles in wells – their causes & remedies
  • Sea water intrusion in coastal aquifers
  • Artificial recharge
  • Ground water assessment & budgeting
  • Methods of conservation & harvesting of rainwater
  • Geographic information system
  • Methods of desalting brackish & seawater using available local materials


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Meet the Author

S.Ramakrishnan took his Master's Degree in Geology from the University of Madras and specialized in the field of Hydrogeology. His thirty three years of experience in Ground Water Technology includes two and half years with Exploratory Tube Wells Organization Government of India, three years as Geo-hydrologist in Rajasthan Ground Water Board, Rajasthan State, eight years as Deputy Director (Geology) in the Ground Water wing of Public Works Department, Government of Tamil Nadu and about nineteen years in the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board, popularly known as Metro Water, as Senior Hydrologist, mainly in conserving the ground water for optimal extraction, prevention of sea water intrusion in the coastal belts, identifying new ground water of sea water intrusion in the coastal belts, identifying new ground water potentials in and around Chennai and in the adjoining districts of Chennai, causing initiation and implementation of Ground Water Regulation Act and Rain Water Harvesting Techniques. He has presented a number of technical papers in the national and International workshops on many occasions and visited USA, Canada, Australia, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Japan, Far East countries et., on different occasions. As an UNDP Project Fellow and as an UNDP/WHO Project Fellow to acquire advanced knowledge on Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Geochemistry, Artificial Recharge Techniques etc. He is a life member of the Geological Society of India and Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of India.

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