Web-Based Decision Support System for Managing the Food–Water–Soil–Ecosystem Nexus in the Kolleru Freshwater Lake of Andhra Pradesh in South India

Kolli, Meena Kumari, Opp, Christian, Karthe, Daniel and Kumar, Nallapaneni Manoj, (2022). Web-Based Decision Support System for Managing the Food–Water–Soil–Ecosystem Nexus in the Kolleru Freshwater Lake of Andhra Pradesh in South India. Sustainability, 14(4), 1-13

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    Author Kolli, Meena Kumari
    Opp, Christian
    Karthe, Daniel
    Kumar, Nallapaneni Manoj
    Title Web-Based Decision Support System for Managing the Food–Water–Soil–Ecosystem Nexus in the Kolleru Freshwater Lake of Andhra Pradesh in South India
    Appearing in Sustainability
    Volume 14
    Issue No. 4
    Publication Date 2022-02-11
    Place of Publication Basel, Switzerland
    Publisher MDPI
    Start page 1
    End page 13
    Language eng
    Abstract Most of the world’s freshwater lake ecosystems are endangered due to intensive land use conditions. They are subjected to anthropogenic stress and severely degraded because of large-scale aquafarming, agricultural expansion, urbanization, and industrialization. In the case of India’s largest freshwater lake, the Kolleru freshwater ecosystem, environmental resources such as water and soil have been adversely impacted by an increase in food production, particularly through aquaculture. There are numerous instances where aqua farmers have indulged in constructing illegal fishponds. This process of aquafarming through illegal fishponds has continued even after significant restoration efforts, which started in 2006. This underlines the necessity of continuous monitoring of the state of the lake ecosystem in order to survey the effectiveness of restoration and protection measures. Hence, to better understand the processes of ecosystem degradation and derive recommendations for future management, we developed a web mapping application (WMA). The WMA aims to provide fishpond data from the current monitoring program, allowing users to access the fishpond data location across the lake region, demanding lake digitization and analysis. Overall, we believe that providing expanded access to the fishpond data using such tools will help government organizations, resource managers, stakeholders, and decision makers better understand the lake ecosystem dynamics and plan any upcoming restoration measures.
    UNBIS Thesaurus LAND USE
    Keyword Kolleru Lake
    Aquafarming
    Fishponds
    Freshwater ecosystem web model
    Food–water–soil–ecosystem nexus
    Google Earth Engine
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2022
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI 10.3390/su14042044
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