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Wetland Restoration in Chennai, India: The Nature Conservancy

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Partners: Care Earth Trust
Indian Institute of Technology - Madras
Microsoft
The Nature Conservancy
Countries: India
Regions: India, Penner River
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Stakeholder Participation (SDG 6.b)
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
International Cooperation and Capacity Building (SDG 6.a)
Water-Related Disaster Management (SDG 11.5)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Project Tags:
Includes tags from the project and its locations.
Stormwater Management and Flood Control
Groundwater
Domestic Wastewater
Sanitation
Hygiene
Replenishment
Services Needed: Other
Benefits Provided: Water Quantity: Supply augmentation
Flood Control: Total flood volume
Flood Control: Peak flood volume
Water Quality: Ambient water quality – includes surface water, groundwater, estuary, and ocean water;
Risk and Uncertainty: System resilience - ability of infrastructure systems to withstand changing climate
Land and Environment: Habitat and biodiversity – includes biota on land and water, consideration for groundwater dependent ecosystems
Land and Environment: Carbon sequestration – including captured in soil or in plant growth (includes storage)
Desired Partners: Academic Institution
Business
City
Government
NGO / Civil Society
Project Type: Collective Action
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jun. 2019  »  Ongoing
Project Source: User
Profile Completion: 53%

Project Overview

•Project goal: To restore Chennai’s Sembakkam Lake to launch a restoration model to demonstrate how urban lakes and wetlands can provide ecosystem services including acting as carbon sinks, flood sinks, recharging groundwater, recycling nutrients, supporting flora and fauna, increasing resilience to severe weather events and natural disasters, and reducing pollution

Project Results

•Better water quality in the lake due to treatment of waste water before it enters the lake

•Improved water storage of the lake, which will help in flood mitigation

•Improved biodiversity habitat in the area; planting of native species around the lake will result in attracting native birds and other aquatic species

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