Centre for Lake Conservation

Lakes are ecologically precious water bodies. Conservation and development of these invaluable, traditional water bodies is of paramount importance. Due to rapid urbanization and industrialization, majority of these lakes have now come either under encroachment or have lost their original characteristics. Restoration of these lakes is not only urgent need but also a challenging task. The Centre facilities the conservation and development of these surface water bodies in the state in an environmentally sustainable manner by carrying out research studies. The centre also plays a role in connecting bridge between the decision makers and Government in conservation and management plans for the improvement of waterbodies. The centre has already completed five projects and currently one project are underway. The following details are given below:

Completed Projects:

 1.Assessment Derived conservation strategies for major lakes of Karnataka – Bangalore Phase I.

 2.Water Safety Plan for Bangalore - A quality based approach to water supply service delivery.

 3.Comprehensive Assessment of Thippagondanahalli Reservoir Catchment Area and its Preservation Zone.

 4.Evolving Sustainable Conservation Strategies for Waterbodies of Mysuru-Nanjanagud Local Planning Area.

 5.Inventorisation of Waterbodies in the Bengaluru Metropolitan Area (BMA) Area.

 6.Assessment of Current Status of Cauvery River in Karnataka and Study of 300m Buffer Zone on Both Sides of the River.

 7.Reassessment of Water Quality in the Existing Drinking Water Supply System of Bengaluru,

 8.Developing Conservation Strategies for the Water bodies in Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporations (HDMC).

 On-going Projects:

1.Documentation of the Yettinahole Project Sites and Assessment of Cumulative Impact of Multiple Projects in a Forested Landscape.

 2.Assessment of  Waterbodies in Tumakuru and Kolar City/Municipal Corporation Area (Urban and Semi-urban) of Karnataka