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Delineation of critical regions for mitigation of carbon emissions due to groundwater pumping in central Punjab

Dhillon, Maninder Singh and Kaur, Samanpreet and Aggarwal, Rajan (2019) Delineation of critical regions for mitigation of carbon emissions due to groundwater pumping in central Punjab. Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 8, pp. 302-308. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.gsd.2018.11.010 ISSN 2352-801X

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Abstract

The expansion of groundwater use has not only resulted in a speedy decline in the groundwater table but also added to the problem of carbon emissions (C-emissions) in Punjab. Estimates of C-emissions from groundwater pumping for irrigation in central Punjab indicated that during the last 15 years (1998–2013), the groundwater levels had fallen by 8.89 m; pump set density (per 1000 ha) increased by 45%; groundwater use increased by 140 Mm3; energy requirements increased by 4845.1 MkWh (90%), all this resulted into an increase in C-emissions by 984.1 kiloton (30%). The relationship between carbon emissions and groundwater depth showed that for each meter fall of groundwater level in central Punjab, C emissions will increase by 2.67 g/m³. The present level of groundwater exploitation in Bhawanigarh, Dharmkot, Dhuri, Malerkotla I, Malerkotla II, Nabha, Nakodar, Sangrur, Samana, Sherpur and Sunam is considered as threat to the environment and should be targeted to reduce C-emissions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/126790/
Document Type:Article
Title:Delineation of critical regions for mitigation of carbon emissions due to groundwater pumping in central Punjab
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Dhillon, Maninder Singhmaninder_singh.dhillon (at) stud-mail.uni-wuerzburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Kaur, SamanpreetUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Aggarwal, RajanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:April 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Groundwater for Sustainable Development
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:8
DOI :10.1016/j.gsd.2018.11.010
Page Range:pp. 302-308
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2352-801X
Status:Published
Keywords:Groundwater levels,Groundwater pumping,Groundwater use,C emissions,Pumpset density,Energy requirement
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Geowissenschaftl. Fernerkundungs- und GIS-Verfahren
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center
Deposited By: Wöhrl, Monika
Deposited On:13 Mar 2019 09:30
Last Modified:13 Mar 2019 09:30

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