Mangaluru, Nov 24, 2018: Addressing a gathering after inaugurating “Lake-2018 11th Biennial conference” on the theme “Conservation and sustainable management of riverine ecosystem,” jointly organised by the Energy and Wetland Research Group, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science and Alva’s Education Foundation, at V S Acharya Hall at Vidyagiri, Moodbidri, Environment Ministry Principal Advisor Anandi Subramanian said; Complications from climate change due to global warming and urbanisation have a devastating impact on human health. Any attempt to control climate change would be a futile attempt without addressing the variations influenced by human activities.
The advisor, Anandi further stated that the improper usage of water resources could lead to adverse effects. The government’s new project “green skill development program and national environmental survey” has created a new hope in this regard.
Presiding over the programme, M P Nalin Kumar Kateel said, “Our ancestors always taught us to worship nature. We need to encourage youth to conserve the nature”.
Lake 2018 Chair and IISc scientist Dr T V Ramachandra elaborated on the idea of new ecological order by developing a sensible attitude of development which would not threaten nature as well as livelihood. Stressing on the need to conserve ecologically sensitive regions, rivers and reservoirs, he rued that we are failing to understanding the impact of use and abuse of resources.
Uma Mohan Yalahanka, Srividya Bangaluru, Narendra Prasad Lucknow and Rajashekhar Murthy Canada were felicitated during the event in recognition of their efforts in the field of ecology. A poster depicting ecological sensitive areas of Karnataka and a book including compilation of data sources of eco-sensitive areas, were released on the occasion. As many as 800 student delegates across India and abroad participated. Paper presentations and interactions would take place during the three-day conference.
Alva’s Education Foundation Trustee Vivek Alva, Alva’s College Principal Dr Kurian and Vagdevi Vilas Institution Chairman Harish Krishnamurthy among others were present.