Conserving water and ecosystem services

This study focused on peri-urban areas outside Bangalore to understand how forces of development, urbanisation and climate change are shaping these places. We have found that people are deprived with regard to poverty, especially in the dimensions of nutrition, water, sanitation and house floor. We have specifically found that water is a big challenge in many parts of the peri-urban areas. Efforts are thus required to conserver water and relevant ecosystem services.

Climate Related Risk

Disruption to human settlements, Increased variability of crop yields, Change in water quality, Change in water quantity, Change in water quantity table, Drought, Flooding, Other, Decreasing soil quantity/quality

Form of Option

Economic, Ecosystem-based, Information, Institutions and governance

Country of Origin



Households, Municipality/urban area, Resource-dependent people (e.g. farmers, fishers, miners), Specific group in a society (e.g. women, Indigenous, slum-dwellers)


The option exists in a real setting and was not created as part of the project., The option has been recommended within the project report but has not been implemented

Institution / Legal Reach

Change in norms or ways of doing things, Change in policy, laws or regulation, Change or implementation of a program