Urban lake restoration

Carvalho, Laurence; Jamwal, Priyanka; Lele, Sharachchandra; Dobel, Anne. 2021 Urban lake restoration. In: Sarkar, Sunita; Dixon, Harry ORCID:, (eds.) Emerging science for sustainable water resource management: a guide for water professionals and practitioners in India. Wallingford, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, 68-75.

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Chapter 7. Urban lakes support a wide range of valued activities and services for urban citizens. They are often landscapes for recreation, groundwater recharge, fisheries, and a refuge for biodiversity (Figure 7.1). However, across the developing world, and especially in India, urban lakes have become pools of polluted water. Rapid urbanisation and population increases, without the construction of adequate wastewater treatment, is the major driver of this problem. This has greatly impacted the water quality and ecological health of urban freshwaters with consequent losses or restrictions on their use. New approaches are needed to successfully restore and sustain the valuable services lakes provide to urban citizens. We outline innovations in three areas that overcome common barriers or mistakes in restoration and can transform urban lake restoration programmes: (1) governance, (2) assessing ecological health and (3) decentralised wastewater treatment.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Water Resources (Science Area 2017-)
ISBN: 9781906698768
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Freely available via Official URL link.
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 29 Dec 2021 13:48 +0 (UTC)

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