Aquatic Resource Conservation

Designing programs and policies for the preservation of ecosystems in our oceans, seas, and coastal waterways with a view to protect the natural environment and the interests of communities who are dependent on these areas



Competency Area

Natural Resource Management


Demonstrates knowledge of various aspects of aquatic resource conservation

Demonstrates knowledge of technical components of aquatic resource conservation such as habitat evaluation and protection, freshwater management, wastewater treatment, protection of imperiled species, management of introduced species, eco-tourism and sustainable development

Demonstrates knowledge of legal and regulatory provisions that dictate/influence the management of aquatic resources such as Guidelines for Wetlands (Conservation & Management) Rules, 2017

Demonstrates knowledge of various existing and emerging tools and technologies that can be used for the management of aquatic systems such as sensor-based measurement devices, satellite remote sensing, surveillance technology etc.

Contributes to conservation programs

Identifies key stakeholders of conservation efforts such as local communities and businesses

Identifies the processes that need to be laid down to ensure compliance with generally accepted guidelines such as those agreed upon in the applicable National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Eco-systems (NPCA)

Demonstrate proficiency in tools and technology required to carry out aquatic conservation programs successfully

Designs and executes conservation programs

Addresses specific needs of stakeholders through public education campaigns, active conflict resolution, facilitating dialogue etc.

Formulates and implements processes to comply with accepted guidelines such as those given by the National Plan for the Conservation of Aquatic Eco-systems (NPCA)

Enforces laws and rules associated with protection of aquatic resources

Integrates latest technology and tools into the execution of aquatic conservation projects.

Evaluates conservation programs

Contributes to studies that are designed to evaluate the impact of aquatic resource conservation on the health of aquatic systems as well as the welfare of associated stakeholders especially vulnerable communities

Evaluates outcomes of existing programs against those of globally stipulated aquatic resource management practices

Assess the effectiveness of technologies deployed as a part of aquatic conservation programs using techniques such as Cost-Benefit Analysis

Contributes to policy

Contibutes to aquatic resource conservation policy at the national and/or state level

Contributes to research on existing and emerging topics associated with aquatic resource management such as its role in climate change mitigation, protection of imperiled species, sustainable fishing, and pollution control.

Contributes to technological solutions which can be deployed to improve the effectiveness of conservation programs as a Subject Matter Expert