Centre for Lake Conservation

Last modified at 01/04/2017 16:31 by emprinst


​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 four projects and currently two projects are underway. . The following details are given below:


Completed Projects:

  • Assessment Derived conservation strategies for major lakes of Karnataka – Bangalore Phase I.
  • Water Safety Plan for Bangalore - A quality based approach to water supply service delivery.
  • Comprehensive Assessment of Thippagondanahalli Reservoir Catchment Area and its Preservation Zone.
  • Evolving Sustainable Conservation Strategies for Waterbodies of Mysuru-Nanjanagud Local Planning Area.

Ongoing Projects:
  • Inventorisation of Waterbodies in the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) Area.

​​​​​Under the financial assistance of Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) the EMPRI has taken-up a project entitle as "Inventorisation of Waterbodies in the BBMP and BDA Area". The key objective of this study is to identify all the waterbodies (kere, kunte and katte) along with their status and prepare a comprehensive database.

Study Area

​The field visits have been completed for the physical verification of waterbodies and the compilation of the database and also the analysis of water quality are under progress. 

A vie​w of  Hulimavu Kere
A view of Madiwala Kere.jpg
A view of Madiwala Kere
A view of Agara Kere.jpg
A view of Agara Kere
​​A view of Puttenahalli Kere.jpg
​A View of Puttenahalli Kere
  • Assessment of Current Status of Cauvery River in Karnataka and Study of 300m Buffer Zone on Both Sides of the River:

The EMPRI has taken-up the study entitled as above which has been entrusted by the Hon'ble Lok Adalat under the financial assistance by CiSTUP, IISc, Bengaluru. The key objectives are (1). Assessment of the current status of the Cauvery River (including 300m on both side of river basin) in Karnataka, in terms of landuse and landcover practices, The ecology and biodiversity of Cauvery River, water quality, current management and vulnerability and 300m buffer zone and the encroachment on Cauvery river bed will be assessed based on the secondary authenticated data from the consent Authorities (2). Identification of areas with distinctive ecological features that are suitable for biodiversity conservation, wetlands development and important eco-sensitive zones and (3). Recommend action plan for preservation and conservation of Cauvery river basin (300 buffer on both sides of the river).

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Study Area

The Satellite imageries for the year of 2003-04 and 2014-15 have been procured from NRSC, Hyderabad and the interpretation of the same for the Landuse/landcover changes is completed. Subsequently, the field visits for the ground verification and preparation of report is under progress.