Lake Dal in Srinagar, India: application of the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) methodology for the analysis of conservation options

The report presents the interim results of the SAVi simulation and analysis. By considering Lake Dal and the surrounding area as an interconnected economic, environmental and social "system," impacts of competing users and associated sources of pollution on the lake's water quality were assessed. SAVi was then used to simulate how a clean and productive lake would increase revenues for associated industries such as tourism and fisheries. The SAVi analysis is organized under a range of scenarios, including business as usual, grey infrastructure interventions, natural infrastructure interventions, relocation of lake dwellers and road construction.