Our organization firmly believes that conservation issue must be dealt scientifically and must involve all possible streams in finding solutions to problem of natural resource depletion. Technology alone can’t make a sustainable world. It can help to find some adhoc arrangements to keep things at an optimal level. The issue of nature conservation is far more complex then assumed by technical experts. It needs an interdisciplinary approach to comprehend the real world picture and to come up with sustainable solutions. We offer students opportunity for quality academic internships on issues related to natural resources conservation, with the Ganges ecosystem as a highly relevant example of our time. Several aspects of this life supporting system can be studies b students of Humanities as well as Natural sciences alike. Some of the topic may be explore from both perspectives. Few of the suggested focus areas can be following. Interested scholars are highly encouraged to come with more ideas to include more issue in their research proposals. This research work aims to come up with viable solutions for providing clean drinking water to communities along the Ganges and simultaneously to construct future scenarios in strategic areas of Ganges conservation. Please write us for further information in this regard.
The Ganges : A life supporting System
Humanities & Social Sciences
1. Importance of the Ganges for Indian people (Cultural, Spiritual etc)
2. Ganges water and its significance in Rituals
3. Importance of the Ganges in literature
4. Impacts of the Ganges pollution on people living along the Ganges
5. Ecological impacts of climate change on people living in Himalayas.
6. Water governance at village, district, state, and Inter-state and National level in India
7. Inter state conflicts in water distribution
8. Land use patterns along the Ganges
9. The Ganges as a resource for spiritual activities.
10. Understanding rationality behind the rituals associated with the Ganges and its water
11. Inter-state water governance
12. The Ganges River Basin – Demographic features
13. The Ganges as a resource for International and Domestic Tourism in India
14. Economic value of the Ganges as a natural resources
15. Impacts of different economic activities like Tourism etc on ecology and Culture.
1. Water Quality monitoring
2. Impacts of water pollution on health of people living along the Ganges (drinking,
3. Ganges water qualities (What makes the Ganges water different from water from other sources)
4. Impacts of construction of Dams in Himalayan region on the Ganges
5. Mitigation strategy for providing drinkable water to people living along the Ganges.
6. Impact of fertilizers and pesticides on the water quality of the Ganges
7. Future Scenarios development of accumulative impact of different threats on river System
8. Alternative Sewerage treatment methodology and technology for small, medium and Large human settlements along the Ganges.
10. The Ganges as source of biodiversity (Threats)
11. Spatial distribution of the Ganges and its tributary
12. GIS Applications in River Basin conservation
A conceptual framewrok for studing Ganges Ecosystem
Retreating Gangaotri Glacier ( Origin of the Ganges)
Source: Earth observatory, NASA
Note: The blue contour lines drawn here to show the recession of the glacier’s terminus over time are approximate.)
The ganga is a life supporting system and it's well being will determine quality of life of millions of people living along places along its bank. The conflicting intersts of modern society is responsible for its pollution and other ecological problems.The Ganges provides countless benifits to us ranging from food to salvation. It is duty of everyone of protect this National river of India.
Well being of the Ganga is an absolute indicator of environmental well being of India.