LAKE 2014 : Conference on Conservation and Sustainable Management of Wetland Ecosystems in Western Ghats
13th - 15th November 2014

Papers are invited on the following themes from researchers, planners, development managers, economists and social scientists, school (VIII – XII students) and college students, school and college teachers.

Topics for Paper Presentation/ Poster in Lake 2014:

  1. Biodiversity: Western Ghats, Rivers and Wetlands; 
  2. Wetlands and swamps: Restoration, Conservation and Management;
  3. Land use, Land cover dynamics in Western Ghats
  4. Climate Change and Western Ghats;
  5. Carrying Capacity of Western Ghats;
  6. Carrying capacity of river basins in Western Ghats;
  7. Valuation of Ecosystem Goods and services;
  8. Sacred Groves (kans, devara kadu) and Myristica Swamps;
  9. Eco-Tourism in Western Ghats and Carbon sequestration;
  10. Need for conservation - Food and water security of India;
  11. Application of Geoinformatics in Wetland Management;
  12. Natural and Anthropogenic disasters;
  13. Limnology, aquatic ecology, biodiversity and prospects of biomonitoring;
  14. Pollution –terrestrial and aquatic - Monitoring and Management, bioremediation;
  15. Sustainable Agriculture and organic farming;
  16. Coastal ecosystems – Biodiversity, Ecology, Productivity and livelihood aspects;
  17. Wetland Resources and Livelihood;
  18. Prospects of Renewable Energy (solar, biofuel, bioenergy) and Energy Conservation;
  19. Environmental Education and Sustainable Development;
  20. Environment Ethics and Green Technology.

There are three awards in students and teachers category— High School (VIII, IX, X); College (XI, XII and UG) and Teachers (school and college). Awards for the best paper presentation would include a Certificate and a Memento. The best posters would be similarly, awarded.