This page will be devoted to Research of inland aquatic ecosystems, with separate pagesĀ for studies on Rivers, Lakes and Wetlands.


The Centre will undertake research on its own and in collaboration with other institutes or organisations including universities, mainly within the South Asian region but will endeavour to join hands with interested individuals and institutions throughout the tropical and subtropical Asia.

Recognising the importance of a river basin approach, all kinds of inland aquatic ecosystems will be covered in the Centre’s research programmes. The studies will focus primarily on the structure and function of different inland aquatic ecosystems, but necessarily extend to their catchments in the context of various interactions and to the aspects related to social sciences such as human use and management, particularly by local communities, ecological economics, and laws and policies related to their conservation.

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