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Modelling of surface water and groundwater interaction for flood mitigation and sustainable groundwater recharge

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posted on 2024-03-13, 00:04 authored by NEETU SINGH
Water scarcity is among the most crucial problems in arid and semi-arid regions. Although intensive rainfall events are rare in this region, they generate significant surface water flow, leading to flash floods. Despite the damages caused by a heavy rainstorm, their occurrences can significantly replenish groundwater resources. This thesis presents a detailed statistical analysis of hydroclimatic variables, with surface water and groundwater coupled modelling, to identify the hydrological characteristics and quantify the water resources of a semi-arid river basin of India. Also, a framework was presented to identify suitable sites of water conservation measures for groundwater augmentation and flood management.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Ian Cartwright

Additional supervisor 1

Pennan Chinnasamy

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

Additional Institution or Organisation

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay


Doctor of Philosophy (IITB-Monash)

Degree Type



Faculty of Science