LAKE 2016 : Conference on Conservation and Sustainable Management of Ecologically Sensitive Regions in Western Ghats

The 10th Biennial Lake Conference: Wetlands for Our Future
Date: 28th - 30th December 2016


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 2016:

  1. Wetlands for future: sustainable livelihood;
  2. Food and water security, people’s livelihood;
  3. Climate Change and Ecological Sensitiveness of Western Ghats;
  4. Biodiversity& Ecology: Western Ghats;
  5. Wetlands and swamps: Restoration, Conservation and Management;
  6. Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems: Linkages
  7. Land use, Land cover dynamics in Western Ghats
  8. Carrying Capacity of Western Ghats;
  9. Carrying capacity of river basins in Western Ghats;
  10. Valuation of Ecosystem Goods and services;
  11. Sacred Groves (kans, devarakadu) and Myristica Swamps;
  12. Eco-Tourism in Western Ghats and Carbon sequestration;
  13. Application of Geoinformatics in Wetland Management;
  14. Natural and Anthropogenic disasters;
  15. Limnology, aquatic ecology, biodiversity and prospects of bio-monitoring;
  16. Pollution –terrestrial and aquatic - Monitoring and Management, bioremediation;
  17. Sustainable Agriculture and organic farming;
  18. Coastal ecosystems – Biodiversity, Ecology, Productivity and livelihood aspects;
  19. Prospects of Renewable Energy (solar, biofuel, bioenergy) and Energy Conservation;
  20. Environmental Education and Sustainable Development;
  21. Environment Ethics and Green Technology;
  22. Environment Literacy.

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.