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Our First Six Year Achievement

  1. Salinity and Ecological Degradation in North Gujarat Region (1998) – Self-funded
    • Studies around the Ranns (17812 sq km) and the Gulf of Khambhat (19189 sq km) have been completed. These bring out the degradational trends and periodical extension of salinity in these regions and how it has disrupted the socio-economic fabric and the ecological health of these areas.

  2. Rapid Assessment of earthquake damages in coastal and marine areas of Gujarat (2001) – Self funded
    • A rapid survey of damage done by 2001 massive earthquake to the coastal infrastructure in Gujarat. Severe damages were observed in the coastal area of the inner Gulf of Kachchh, including Jodiya, Navalakhi, Kandla and Mundra regions.

  3. Surat Port Study - Paleoecology of Swally Hole Area (2001-2003)- Sponsored by Cambridge University & Gujarat Gas
    • The project studied palaeoecological evidence of a British port at an area Swally (Suvali) near Surat

  4. Wetland degradation and water logging in Vadodara City (2003-2004) – Self-funded
    • GES surveyed waterlogged areas of Vadodara during the rainy season. The water logging problem was studied to investigate its causes and suggest strategies to mitigate the problem. It was observed that ponds of Vadodara and interconnected nallas are under degraded status and are facing heavy anthropogenic pressures. There is a need for the restoration and management of wetlands in the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) area.

  5. Study of gaseous emission by industries in Nandesari (2005-06) - Sponsored by Supreme Industries
    • The Ambient Air quality was monitored at four different locations within the Supreme Industry premises to know the effects of pollutants released from all surrounding industries on the air quality of the region.

  6. Climate change impact on Vadodara, In-house project (2010) – Self-funded
    • Rainfall data over 5 decades were studied to understand the change in rainfall patterns, rainy days, and their impact on the water resources of the region.

  7. Trends of changing climate and eco-environment of Kachchh district, Gujarat (2009-10) - Sponsored by GEC, Gandhinagar
    • The major findings of the study are an increase in the intensity of cyclones in the district in the last decade compared to previous years and also increase in average rainfall. The areas in western and central Kachchh have shown deterioration in water quality and are identified as critical areas. An increase in pest and insect attacks is reported in horticulture crops due to an increase in rainfall and humidity causing loss to the yield. Immediate and long-term strategies were suggested for adaptation to climate change. A few of the strategies suggested are the development of tsunami emergency plans and sophisticated coastal warning systems, formulation of water management strategies, and improved animal husbandry practices.

  8. Environment clearance for the Jhagadia CETP wastewater disposal project (2009) - Sponsored by MMIPL, Ahmedabad
  9. Status of the ecology of Kim and Kolak River (2024-15) - Sponsored by GEC, Gandhinagar
    • In this GEC-funded project, GES evaluated the pollution level along Kim and Kolak using invertebrates as biomarkers.

  10. Geological Study of Coastal Dunes, Nana Layja Village, Kachchh, Gujarat (2015) - Sponsored by Centre for Coastal and Marine Research, Tuticorin
    • Eco-sensitive dunes of Nana Layja on the Eastern Bank of Kharod River, Near Nana Layja Village, Kachchh, Gujarat were studied for their biodiversity and geomorphic significance. Based on the findings of the study, the Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Zone Authority suggested excluding the coastal dune from the development activities and taking up dunes conservation.

  11. Monitoring of four wetlands around Apollo Tyers Ltd. (2015) - Sponsored by APOLLO Foundation
    • GES carried out a water quality assessment of the Gulabpura and Amodar wetlands located around the factory premises of ATL. Based on the finding’s conservation plans for the wetlands were suggested.

  12. Impact of Industrial Pollution on the coastal and marine ecosystem in South Gujarat (2014-2018)- Sponsored by MoES, New Delhi
    • Funded by MoES, GOI, the project assessed the pollutant level in the water and sediments in the seven estuaries of South Gujarat. The project also assesses the bioaccumulation of heavy metals in mangroves, fish, and benthic faunas.

  13. Impact of Industrial Pollution on the Coastal and Marine Ecosystem of the Gulf of Kachchh between Dwarka and Rozi beyt (2014-18) - Sponsored by MoES, New Delhi
    • Funded by MoES- GOI, the project monitored the impacts of development on critical coastal and marine ecosystems including Mangroves and Corals. The project also monitored air pollution on the mangroves and mangrove associates along the Gulf of Kachchh.

  14. Source-to-sink spatiotemporal variability in sediment fluxes and their control on coastal sediment dispersal systems in Gujarat (2019-21) - Sponsored by MoES, New Delhi
    • The study was undertaken to understand Source-to-Sink sediment transport in the two river systems i.e., Dhadhar (central Gujarat) and Chhari (Kachchh) of different climatic regimes of Gujarat. And to understand ecological linkages with sedimentation patterns.

  15. Preparation of Safety and Health Manual for Bhadbhut Barrage – Environmental Health Component - Sponsored by Walter P Moore, India (Pune) Office
  16. Status of groundwater in the villages along Mini River- Self-funded
    • The study was undertaken to understand Source-to-Sink sediment transport in the two river systems i.e., Dhadhar (central Gujarat) and Chhari (Kachchh) of different climatic regimes of Gujarat. And to understand ecological linkages with sedimentation patterns.