Loktak Newsletter Vol.4
Fourth in series, the newsletter brings in an update on conservation and management of Loktak Lake, Manipur a Ramsar site and a large freshwater wetland in northeast India. The current issue focuses on water management. It summarizes the various issues related to current water management which is focused on human uses (particularly hydropower generation) ignoring other ecological requirements for wetland functioning.
A framework for harmonizing human needs with ecological requirements of water is presented, along with a call for participation by all stakeholders. In brief are also mentioned a summary of the river basin level management plan for restoration of Loktak Lake and associated wetlands. A summary update on management plan is also provided.
Related Action(s): Balancing water use for hydropower and biodiversity in Loktak Lake, India