A webinar on Lake Conservation was conducted by ESG on 20th December 2022. This session was mainly organised to benefit activists, researchers, public officials and also concerned citizens to explain how to use judicial orders, government orders and various other laws relating to lakes for the protection, conservation and rehabilitation of tank/lakes, ponds, raja kaluves, and such other water commons.Read more
When: 20 December 2022, 4pm to 6pm
This workshop will explain how to:
Legally Protect Lakes and Raja Kaluves from encroachment and pollution.
Build a Lake and Raja Kaluve Protection Committee.
Rehabilitate Lakes and Raja Kaluves in ecologically sensitive and socially inclusive ways.
Where : Via ZoomRead more
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Report of the workshop organised by Karnataka Tank Conservation and Development Authority (Chitradurga division), Deputy Commissioner – Chitradurga, District Lake Protection Committee – Chitradurga and Environment Support GroupRead more
Steps to be undertaken for implementing directions of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka
in WP 817/2008 c/w WP 38401/2014 PILs
Protecting, Conserving, and Rehabilitating Lakes as Commons.
An initial workshop on how to volunteer and protect lakes, ponds and the environment in your district.
Collated here are petitions, affidavits, memos and notes filed by ESG to protect lakes of Karnataka before Karnataka High Court (WP 817/2008 & WP 38401/2014) and Supreme Court of India (Civil Appeal 17166/2013). You will also find here judicial orders, reports and laws that are an outcome of this ongoing effort. This section will be updated frequently.Read more
On 15 June 2021, the Principal Bench of the Karnataka High Court headed by Chief Justice Abhay Oka pronounced an order that will significantly change lake governance across Karnataka state, in rural and urban areas. This order will now pave the way for truly decentralised governance of lakes as commons, allowing the local public direct access to these Committees. The order was issued in response to an application made by Leo F. Saldanha, Coordinator of Environment Support Group, who sought modifications to the landmark 2012 judgment in ESG’s Lakes PIL Environment Support Group v. State of Karnataka (W.P. No. 817/2008), to strengthen lake governance from the ground up.Read more
For almost two years now, Chief Justice Mr. Abhay Oka of the High Court of Karnataka has systematically developed jurisprudence to protect lakes as our commons, and for posterity. This is being achieved by his orders in a PIL filed by Citizens Action Group (CAG) PIL (WP 38401/2014). The jurisprudence reaffirms a schema for protecting and rehabilitating lakes based on their ground up monitoring, and for their rehabilitation through public involvement while ensuring regulatory oversight is transparent and accountable.Read more
By Bhargavi Rao, ESG. There is widespread neglect of lakes across the state and this is resulting in water, livelihood and ecological crisesRead more
Demonstrated using the example of Krishnarajapura Kere On 11th April 2012, a Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court issuedRead more
Find a compiled list of reports on the various aspects of protecting lakes in Bengaluru.Read more
Principal Bench of the Karnataka High Court headed by Chief Justice Mr. Abhay Oka has directed the State Government to extend assistance for the survey of Lakes of Bangalore as Waterfowl HabitatsRead more
Invitation to “How to Protect Lakes using Recent Judicial Directions” and “Presenting the Status of BBMP Wards: Results from Citizen Led Survey”.Read more
Organised by Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology & Environment Support Group, supported by the Department of Science andRead more
Organised by Environment Support Group in Collaboration with Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology 24 January 2015 ;Venue: VariousRead more
Workshop Invitation 24 April 2013 ; Time: 10.00 AM to 4.30 PM ; Venue: Ashirvaad, St. Mark’s Road Cross, (BehindRead more
Workshop Invitation 22 September 2012 ; Time: 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm ; Venue: SCM House, 29, 2nd Cross, CSIRead more
Unprecedented decision gives new lease of life to build water and ecological security of Karnataka 31 August 2012 Downloads: ESGRead more
Ostroms said ESG’s Lakes Intiative “… is an important step towards securing public commons and could go a long wayRead more
27 May, 2012 DownloadsRead more
3 March 2011 Downloads:Complete report of the committee constituted by the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka to examine the groundRead more