Affiliations: [a] United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), 5-53-70, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan | [b] School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India - 110067
Abstract: Ensuring the water availability with better quality and quantity for all through sustainable management of it by the year 2030 is one of the top priorities of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With having proper knowledge about drivers causing water quality deterioration at right time will help policy makers to take right measures to retrieve the quality back to normal or at least stop further degradation. With the above theme, this work tries to give insight about the factors affecting water quality/quantity and strategy or action plan needed to overcome the challenges by enhancing community resilience for lake Baikal and Baikal basin. Main factors affecting water quality include anthropogenic activities well supported with lack of proper law enforcement, quality monitoring and climate variability.
Keywords: Lake Baikal, Water resources, Stresses, Sustainable management