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Talk on "The Importance of Conserving Urban Lakes"

The Nature Education Department of SACON organised a Talk on "Ecosystem Based approach to Lake Conservation" at SACON Campus on 19th July 2013.  Prof. U.N. Ravikumar, Former Director, Centre for Appropriate Rural Technologies, The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore who is working on Restoration of Urban Wetlands of Mysore for more than 2 years delivered the talk.

A Presentation covered information of many urban lakes of Mysore including Kukkarahalli, Bommanahalli, Lingambudhi.  During the deliberation he emphasised on how the lakes are polluted and encroached upon by the people and industries and why the activities were not controlled even if the funds are provided. He also spoke on the importance of creating artificial lakes i.e. Ecoponds in Industry and its economics.

Staff members and Research Scholars of SACON attended the talk. Dr.Pramod, Senior Scientist of Nature Education Department thanked Prof.U.N. Ravikumar for sharing his knowledge and experience on restoring urban wetlands and their importance.

                                                                                                                                              Report by Ms.A.Julfia Begam

Prof.U.N.Ravikumar delivering the talk                         Participants                    
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