At a workshop, organised by IIT-KGP and IUP recently, experts said that the East Kolkata Wetlands, a key component of Kolkata's waste-management resilience, was facing a crisis of existence.
The joint study will look at "how the East Kolkata Wetlands can be effectively used as resources for urban life," the spokesperson said.
Regional Chair for South-Asia Commission on Ecosystem Management, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Dr Dhrubajyoti Ghosh told the workshop that the wetlands had been declared recently as one among the most outstanding wetlands in the world for its ability to treat waste water.
"We need to raise awareness among Kolkatans about this issue," he said.
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