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Introduction

ACCCRN along with TARU Leading Edge Pvt. Ltd. is running a programme in Indore to develop, test and demonstrate practical strategies for responding to the impacts of climate change on urban areas. ne of the key objectives of ACCCRN is to share success stories and encourage cities around the world to replicate effective strategies and activities. The Network aims to expand and deepen the base of urban climate change resilience work to achieve greater scale beyond the existing cities.

The City Development plan of Indore states that “increasing population pressure is resulting in deterioration of infrastructure facilities, loss of productive agricultural lands, green open spaces, loss of surface water bodies, depletion of groundwater aquifer zones, air pollution, water contamination, health hazards and many micro-climatic changes.”

The main objective of this project is to ensure the availability of local water resources during emergencies. This would be achieved by developing replicable model for peri-urban lake rejuvenation and conservation. Engaging with multiple stakeholders in lake conservation would be required for catchment treatment and prevention of pollutants flowing in to the lake.

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Urbanization Impacts

 

URBANIZATION AND LAKES

Indian urban growth was characterized by expanding sprawls without adequate sewerage and other services laid down before land-use conversion from agriculture to housing. This has led to degradation of lakes. Peri-urban lakes are important resources that get damaged due to expansion of urban areas without sufficient provisions for sewerage and solid waste management. The current status of the existing urban lakes indicates that most of them are polluted and cannot be used for meeting urban water demands.

 
CLIMATE CHANGE AND URBAN LAKES

With increasing temperatures and uncertainties in the rainfall pattern, our lakes are being affected adversely. Increase in temperature leads to increased evaporation of surface water, which could lead to drying up of small lakes during summers. Also, intense rainfall events coupled with increased urbanization and paved surfaces, causes increase in runoff leading to problems of flooding and water logging.

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  • "A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. By Henry David Thoreau"

  • "A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. By Henry David Thoreau"

  • "A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. By Henry David Thoreau"