Somnath Bandyopadhyay

Somnath Bandyopadhyay
Nalanda University · School of Ecology and Environment Studies

PhD

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Education
July 1990 - June 1994
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Field of study
  • Environment Science
July 1988 - June 1990
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Field of study
  • Environment Science
July 1985 - June 1987
University of Calcutta
Field of study
  • Marine Science

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Publications (11)
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In India in recent decades, groundwater has emerged as a principal source for meeting drinking and irrigation needs. As a result, groundwater depletion and over-extraction are acknowledged as major concerns. Different policy interventions are being explored to augment the management of aquifers. Aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) is one such interv...
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Abstract: In India in recent decades, groundwater has emerged as a principal source for meeting drinking and irrigation needs. As a result, groundwater depletion and overextraction are acknowledged as a major concern. Different policy interventions are being explored to augment the management of aquifers. Aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) is one s...
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Microplastics are the emerging non-degradable pollutants in natural ecosystems. It impacts humans and wildlife, mainly aquatic species, by getting incorporated into the food chain due to their sizes (< 5 mm). Microplastics are common in the marine ecosystems but are also present in the freshwater ecosystems, such as in lakes, ponds, river basins, w...
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Among the several options of managed aquifer recharge (MAR) techniques, the aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) is a well-known sub-surface technique to replenish depleted aquifers, which is contingent upon the selection of appropriate sites. This paper explores the potential of ASR for groundwater recharge in the hydrological, hydrogeological, soci...
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As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, global sentiments are gravitating towards issues of sustainability. Yet, experience suggests that fiscal packages often tend to follow the beaten track. India, however, is promising to chart a new future by combining modern technological advancements with traditional knowledge of living in harmony.
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Deep-sea mining is a relatively unconventional metal extraction method which is now on focus because of the huge economic potential that it can unleash. It involves mining of valuable metals like cobalt, copper, manganese and most importantly Rare Earth Elements (REEs) from sea-floors. And the huge repository of such minerals which includes Co, Zn,...
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Rural drinking water supply is a persistent public health challenge in India, but with shifting contours. Pathogenic contamination of surface waters and water in shallow aquifers was sought to be addressed through massive tube-well programs in the 1980s and 1990s. However, chemical contamination of water in deeper aquifers is now widespread, often...
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One of the twelve projects commissioned by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India, under the GIZ sponsored TEEB-India Initiative (TII). In addition to policy recommendations based on the values of ecosystem services, the project also adds to the valuation methodology and approaches to interpretation.

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Projects (2)
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● To study the rate of infiltration, the quantity of storage/recovery and transmissivity processes of contamination associated with aquifer storage and recovery (ASR). ● To assess the effectiveness of the recharge pits (as part of ASR) technologies for conjunctive use in the agriculture sector in South Bihar. ● To estimate user satisfaction, economic benefits, social acceptance and opportunities for the spread of recharge technologies through government schemes and market-based mechanisms.