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Activities in India

Urban Environment Management

Restoration and Management of Hussainsagar Lake

Background and Objective


Hussain Sagar Lake is an artificial lake in the center of Hyderabad, the state capital of Andhra Pradesh. In recent years, sewage and industrial waste water have increased due to urbanization, giving rise to problems such as algae and bad odor. The Hussain Sagar Lake Restoration and Management Project  aims to enhance the capacity of personnel at the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to implement water quality improvement measures for the lake.

Term:September 2005 to September 2008
Target Region:Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Executing Agency:Hyderabad Urban Development Authority

Project Summary

Trainings were provided in India and Japan for HUDA engineers to enhance their capabilities in lake and catchments management as well as sewage treatment technology. Furthermore, stakeholders — both administrative officials and local residents — were invited to a workshop to take part in an exchange of ideas about future environmental improvements for the lake. At the end of the project, international workshops were also held to bring people together from all over the world to share knowledge about lake and catchment management.

Project Highlights

The project was begun in advance of implementation of a loan project which aims at improving environment around Hussain Sagar Lake. The training provided to HUDA engineers through this project generated a synergy between the technical cooperation and loan project by enabling those engineers to provide technical input for the loan project.


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