Rejuvenation and conservation of waterbodies to enhance groundwater recharge and support various ecosystem services in the urban environment

Duration: 2019 - Ongoing

Status: Ongoing
Focus Area
Groundwater Recharge, Ecosystem Services
Supported by
HCL Foundation
Gautam Budh Nagar district, U.P
Tag Words

Rejuvenation, Conservation, Peri-Urban, Resilience

The project is focussing on rejuvenation and conservation of water bodies for groundwater recharge and ensure the flow of related ecosystem services in the environment in district Gautam Budh Nagar, UP.

Key Activities
  • Identification and demarcation of traditional waterbodies in the Dankaur block of Gautam Budh Nagar district that have become redundant and ecologically non-functional and need to be rejuvenated and conserved.
  • Demarcation of the water body and its bio-fencing, restoration of water quality, enhanced groundwater recharge, plantation of trees and shrubs on their embankment, improved awareness and participation of people living in the vicinity, treating wastewater before it enters the waterbody, running behaviour change campaigns and building awareness among other government stakeholders and local institutions, and engaging them in advocacy at various levels.
  • Plantation of trees and shrubs on bunds to check erosion and encroachment.
  • Design interventions for the larger catchment area to check in-flow of waste into the water bodies and removing obstructions in water re-charging.

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