Articles, Information and Reports



Conservation and Management of Lakes - An Indian Perspective, 2010 Google doc

Ministry of Environment and Forests

Lake maintenance equipment

Floating wetland for water bodies

Hindustan Times, Mumbai, 19-Aug-2013

Vandalised florafts

Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Dec-2013

Supreme Court land encroachment judgement 2011 Google doc

Sustainable Management of Urban Lakes using Ecotechnologies Google doc

Sandeep Joshi

Research papers

Energy and Wetlands Research Group, CES, IISc, Bangalore

The Hesaraghatta Study

Ruining the ecology of Hesaraghatta Lake - The role of bird photographers - Feb 2013

Sunil M and others

Wetland Conservation and Management Rules 2017 Google doc


A tale of two lakes: collective action in cities (Bellandur/ Kaikondrahalli) - Harini Nagendra

A Study on Bellandur Tank and Changes due to Urbanisation, June 2008 Google doc (pdf)

CASUMM, Rohan D'Souza

A Study of Contestations in Urban Commons: The Case of Lakes of Bangalore, June 2013 Google doc (pdf)

Lakes studied: Hebbal, Nagwara, Sankey, Kaikondrahalli, Puttenahalli

Benjamin Mathews John, Dissertation 2012-13, Faculty of Planning and Public Policy, CEPT University, Ahmedabad

Anthropogenic Impact on the lake ecosystem in Hi-Tech City, Bangalore pdf weblink

Google doc

Bela Zutshi, S.G. Raghu Prasad and R. Nagaraju

Bangalore and its lakes (2016)

Biome Trust

Bangalore's lakes and impact on ground water

Environment Support Group, Bangalore

Bangalore's Water Famine 2016

V. Balasubramanian Oct-2011, Bangalore Environment Trust

Bangalore Water Famine 2020! Google doc (pdf)

V. Balasubramanian

Catchment area development - Puttenahalli Lake Sep-Oct 2012

Dr S. Subramamya

Conservation of water bodies in Bangalore

ENVIS Newsletter Oct-Dec 2010

Conservation of Bellandur Wetlands: Obligation of Decision Makers to Ensure Intergenerational Equity, May 2013 Google doc (pdf)

ENVIS Technical Report, IISc, Bangalore

Bengaluru The Water-Waste Portrait pdf weblink

Google doc (pdf)

Sunita Narayan

Development of Lake Conservation Projects, Karnataka

(IDD Report on state lakes)

Submitted to Infrastructure Development Department (IDD)

EM Technology for Lake Water Treatment

Kiran P Kulkarni

Excreta Matters: Citizens' Report on the State of India's Environment 2011 pdf weblink

Google doc (pdf)

How to revive your neighbourhood lake

Arathi Manay Yajaman, Citizen Matters, 18-June 2013

How you can save a lake in your city

Balasubramanian Thirunavukkarasu 19-Mar-2013 The Alternative

Importance of lakes in and around Bangalooru for drinking water needs of the city

P Saram on May-2009

Kaggadasapura Lake - Detailed Project Report

Lakes Important to Urban Areas: The Bangalore Example

Lakes in Bangalore - The source of groundwater

Lakes in Bangalore


Lakes of Bangalore

ENVIS Centre, Karnataka

Lake rejuvenation: Understanding the basics

Sinu Joseph's blog, Grasshopper files

Lake 2010:Wetlands, Biodiversity and Climate Change - Recommendations

IISc, Bangalore

Land, water and local people - A case study of Bangalore Mysore Infrastructure Corridor

Findings published on India Water Portal

Google doc (pdf)

Atul Kulkarni

Lake Chain Rejuvenation - Caution 01-Feb-2013

Priya Ramasubban

Maps, lakes and citizens

Harini Nagendra

Preservation of Lakes in the city of Bangalore 2011 Google doc (Justice Patil report)

Key recommendations of the Justice Patil Report

Report of the committee constituted by the Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka to examine the ground realities and prepare an Action Plan for preservation of lakes in the city of Bangalore

26th February 2011

Private Participation in the process of rejuvenation of

lakes & tanks in & around the city of Bangalore

Before the Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka in Bangalore

WP No 817/2008 (PIL)

Between Environment Support Group & Another (Petitioners)


State of Karnataka and Others (Respondents)

The lake of city market

March 2013

Sutta Mutta blog

Town Square: Bangalore

Suryabala Sah


Urban commons and public interest coalitions: Learning from the restoration of Bangalore's lakes

Jayaraj Sundaresan

Vanishing Lakes: A Study of Bangalore City pdf weblink

Google doc (pdf)

P. Thippaiah, 2009

Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore

Wetlands Are Not Wastelands! - Marianne De Nazareth


A Guide to Watching Birds (googledoc)

With special reference to birdwatching in the Bangalore area

L. Shyamal

Barn Owl Nesting Box Design

Bird Profile of Bangalore Lakes

Dr S. Subramanya

Birds spotted at Yelahanka Lake, Nov 2012

Dr S. Subramanya

Butterflies in my garden


Butterflies of India

Indian Butterflies

List of Bangalore Birds


Dragon flies

Damsel flies

Indian Academy of Sciences

Sunbird Corner

Dr S. Subramanya

The Birds and Butterflies of Bangalore



Ideal plants for Puttenahalli Lake


Puttenahalli Lake suggestions, Sept 2012 Google doc (pdf)

Dr S Subramanya

Butterfly and Bird Plants for Puttenahalli Lake (suggestions)

Chinmayi SK

Butterfly Gardening (googledoc)

Kishen Das and Adavanne Shivaprakash

Host plants of butterflies of North East India and South India

Kishen Das

Trees for avian bio-diversity

Initial Findings Report Mestripalya

Narasipura Lake planting plan

Dr S Subramanya

Flowering Trees (of Bangalore)

Karthik's Journal Wild Wanderer

Native Trees for Afforestation - Bangalore

Word doc

N.K. Arun & S. Prashanth

My Tree Collection

Raman Arunachalam

Roadside tree plantation

Google doc (pdf)

Karnataka Forest Department


Alligator weed Management Guide

Australian government

Cassia trees (fistula, red, javanica, etc.)

The Green Ogre

Control and Maintain Running Bamboo

Lewis Bamboo

Edible water plants

No-effort, No-cost water harvesting - How leaf litter helps retail soil water

Julia Fonseca

Nectar & Host plants


Parthenium factsheet


Parthenium control

Advice from Anil Kapur, Atul Kulkarni, Mayank Rungta, Poonam Kasturi

Parthenium management guide

CRC weed management, Australia

Plants That Attract Birds And Butterflies

Dr S. Subramanya

Salvinia Factsheet, Jan 2011

Australian government

Strengthening of lake bunds and Shady walkways

Information from Atul Kulkarni

Supporting wildlife in an urban garden

Vinita, Citizen Matters

Weeds can rejuvenate lakes

Poornima Nataraj


Miscellaneous information


New and innovative ways to address problematic aquatic plant issues


Coracle making - A note on an inexpensive coracle Google doc

S. Parameswaran and V.K. Murugesan

The ancient ingenuity of water harvesting

TED talks

Anupam Mishra

Water - Every drop counts

Satyameva Jayate

Birds, Butterflies, Insects, Flora...

Wikipedia Commons images - JM Garg