Understanding Kashmir Lakes: Water Quality, Biodiversity, Deterioration, Encroachment, and Vision for their Protection and Restoration.

The main and important focus of the book is to address issues related to the deterioration of Kashmir lakes. This book will raise awareness about the plight of the important Kashmir lakes and the measures for their protection and restoration. Until now, there is no book or book chapter, or review available in the literature that reports the issues that we are addressing in this book. Besides, the research that has been carried out on Kashmir lakes has not been reviewed, and thus we have reviewed the available literature on Kashmir lakes for the benefit of mankind and the scientific community. The description of the water quality, biodiversity and deterioration of Kashmir lakes in Chapters 2-6 will be greatly helpful to readers. Besides, Chapter 7, wherein the scientific vision for the protection and restoration of Kashmir lakes has been discussed shall direct the researchers and government agencies for the development of protocols for the protection of these important Kashmir lakes.