Energy & Wetlands Research Group, CES TE 15






Central Asia


WLI Asia


Name of organisation

Energy & Wetlands Research Group, CES TE 15

Funding support

ENVIS Division, The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India

Number of staff


Number of visitors per year

35 (annual), 750-1000 during the symposium

Overall aims of the centre

The Energy and Wetlands Research Group at the Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES), is actively involved in studies and training on issues related to wetlands, environment, water resources, energy, ecology, catchment dynamics, geographic information systems, environmental impact assessment and natural resource management. The Centre for Ecological Sciences, founded in 1983 with the support of Ministry of Environment and Forests offers exciting opportunities for research in a variety of areas in ecology. Over the past 25 years, and more, CES have instilled a tradition of rigorous enquiry in diverse areas of ecology, evolution and behavior. The projects of CES are often integrative which uses multiple approaches, from theoretical and laboratory studies to field-based research, to explore the research questions. A number of CES research areas are breaking new ground in ecology while others have significant roles in conservation. Details at and ResearchGate.

Indian Institute of Science. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was founded in 1909 as a result of the joint efforts of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Government of India, and the Maharaja of Mysore. In 1886, Jamsetji Tata conceived of a university of science that will work for the benefit of India, and in 1898 created an endowment for establishing such an institution..

Description of the centre


Work Areas

Main CEPA work area

Research – monitoring wetlands: physical, chemical and biological parameters. During the past 3 years, all lakes in Bangalore have been monitored season wise. Paper.

Policy and Advocacy
Bellandur-Varthur Lake rejuvenation Blueprint

Constructed wetlands paper

Public Outreach
Environment Education programme in schools – network of schools and colleges

Biennial Lake Symposium – Recent event –eleventh biennial event - Lake 2018 was conducted during 22-25 November 2018

Top three successes


Top three challenges



Interpretation techniques

Using audio-visual tools

Visitor centres

Managing / creating habitat


Engaging young people; Engaging the local community;

Education and communication

Working with secondary schools


Auditing / assessing effectiveness; Fund-raising; Project planning.


Name:Dr. T V Ramachandra
Skype: cestvr
Phone: 91-080-22933099

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