The IWMI has launched a report, titled ‘Wetlands and People.' The report emphasizes both the important role wetlands play in local communities livelihoods and the intensification of threats to wetlands.

This report of the Standing Committee on Water Resources deals with the action taken by the Government on the recommendations / observations contained in their Sixteenth Report (15th Lok Sabha) on 'Repair, Renovation and Restoration of Water Bodies' which was presented to Lok Sabha on 27 November 2012.

Conservation of the lakes can significantly enhance the much wanted and rapidly declining underground water availability in and around the growing city of Coimbatore. This was one of the major ecological functions of the lakes possibly conceived by the far-sighted Tamil kings in the past.

Important wetlands identified under protected area and wetland conservation programme referred to in reply of the Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 1861 regarding Protection of Migratory Birds.

State-Wise Releases under Centrally Sponsored Schemes for Protection of Environment referred to in the reply to Parts (a) & (b) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No.29 regarding “Protection of Environment” by Shri Premchand (Guddu) due for answer on 05.08.2013.

State-wise list of wetlands covered under National Wetlands Conservation Programme referred to in reply to part (a) of Lok Sabha Starred Question No.4 to be answered on Monday, the 5th August, 2013 on ‘Conservation of Wetlands’.

Funds released so far under National Wetlands Conservation Programme referred to in reply to part (c) of Lok Sabha Starred Question No.4 to be answered on Monday, the 5th August, 2013 on ‘Conservation of Wetlands’ .

The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has the mandate, inter alia, to conserve/restore urban lakes/water bodies, re-use and re-cycle waste water, etc.

This paper intends to evaluate the legal and institutional protection available for the conservation of urban water bodies in India and in other parts of the world, particularly in the developed countries. The paper will also explore the technical tools for the management of water bodies.

The Autonomous Authority Will Regulate All Activities Affecting Vital Water Bodies

Gandhinagar: Waking up to the need for conserving the state’s wetlands and lakes, the Gujarat government has decided to constitute a first-of-its-kind Wetlands and Lakes Regulatory and Development Authority. An official associated with the formation of the new authority said, “Wetlands and lakes, both have great ecological and socio-economic importance but as of now they are encroached, damaged or heavily polluted. Hence there is a great need to protect these crucial water bodies.”

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