Tamil Nadu Plains

Rising sea temperatures pose a threat to coral reefs
Study analysing data of sea surface temperatures since 1982 finds that three mass bleaching events impacted five major Indian coral reefs. priyad posted 1 year 2 months ago
Image used for representational purposes only. Image source: Wikimedia Commons
Asia is at high risk of flooding: Report
News this week Swati Bansal posted 3 years 4 months ago
A woman wades through a flooded road. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Every day is a dry day in Kovaipudur
While Kovaipudur is finding it difficult to survive another season with no groundwater and an indifferent government, the solution is in harvesting every drop of rain it gets. arathi posted 3 years 5 months ago
Rainwater harvesting is the way to go in water scarce regions. (Source: IWP Flickr)
No fish in water, fishermen at sea
A film on the decline of traditional, sustainable way of fishing puts forth pertinent questions on the future of the marine life and the fishermen who are dependent on it. Manu Moudgil posted 4 years 2 months ago
Fishers of Palk Bay out for a catch. Image by: Umeed Mistry
Monsoon 2015: Chinks in Chennai's infrastructure exposed
Yet to recover from the torrential lashing, the low-lying city of Chennai is slowly piecing its life back together. How ironic for a state that was a pioneer in rainwater harvesting. seetha@indiawa… posted 5 years ago
Flooded streets in Chennai
"Ultra Mega Power" to destroy!
The film 'Kaayal Kadhaigal' meaning 'stories from the lagoon', shows how Cheyyur's flourishing fishing and agricultural practices, could soon end due to an upcoming coal power plant. Divya N posted 6 years 2 months ago
One of Cheyyur's productive lagoons
Plastic bags don't just pollute, they kill!
The Olive Ridley sea turtle, which has been in existence for millions of years, has now become a critically endangered species because of increased coastal development and human activity. Divya N posted 6 years 2 months ago
Hatchlings ready for safe release into the sea
An overview of arsenic in groundwater in Tamil Nadu – A report by Water Resources Department
This report by the Water Resources Department (Government of Tamil Nadu) attempts to estimate the presence of heavy metal arsenic in groundwater in the state of Tamil Nadu. Amita Bhaduri posted 9 years 1 month ago
Thirupporur and Vadakkuppattu: Eighteenth century locality accounts – A report by Centre for Policy Studies
Many notable features of the eighteenth century Tamil society have been brought out in this book. Amita Bhaduri posted 9 years 1 month ago
Adaptive water resource management in the Lower Bhavani project command area in Tamil Nadu – A research report by IWMI
This study by IWMI explores the theory and practice of adaptive management based on a detailed field study in the Lower Bhavani project command area. Amita Bhaduri posted 9 years 3 months ago