Thiruvananthapuram District

Identifying WASH barriers
Policies that address the WASH need to acknowledge the presence of a glass curtain that curtails access to its appropriate gender and age-related services. Posted on 22 Dec, 2016 10:31 PM

As night falls, women in Chempakaraman beach on the Pulluvila coastal belt in Thiruvananthapuram step out of their safe abode and leave for the open fields. The barking of stray dogs send a chill down their spine but still, these women brave the odds and venture into the darkness as it is an urgency.

A coastal village with poor sanitation facilities in South India (Source: India Water Portal)
Environmental clearance to Cuddalore thermal plant quashed
Policy matters this week Posted on 18 Nov, 2014 01:41 PM

NGT turns down clearance to Cuddalore thermal plant because of threat to mangroves

A thermal power plant in Korba
Harbour'ing the fisherfolk
This photo essay shows the poor living conditions of the fishing communities of Vizhinjham, Kerala. Will making it an international port help or cause more harm? Posted on 04 Nov, 2013 05:03 PM

The fisherfolk in Kerala have their own distinctive culture and share a special relationship with the sea and the environment. Although they are an important community in the system, they have remained neglected despite the higher socio-economic progress of the state as a whole.

The fisherfolk of Vizhinjham, Kerala
Can we keep blaming dengue on climate change?
Poor sanitation, poor waste management systems and poor urban planning are the real causes of dengue. Find out what we can do to prevent this disease. Posted on 25 Aug, 2013 10:15 PM

Shantamma woke up one morning with a high fever. She also had a sudden pain at the back of her eyes and severe joint pain. She had been finding it very difficult to move around and go on with her daily routine. And it was quite a tedious routine, which began at 5 a.m. She was a house maid and worked at multiple houses every day.

Mosquito bites - the cause for dengue fever
Call for abstracts - International conference on Ecosystem Conservation, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (ECOCASD 2013), University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram , October 3-5, 2013
A platform to share innovative ideas on ecosystem conservation, climate change adaptation and mitigation and sustainable development
Posted on 04 Aug, 2013 05:16 PM


Department of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, University of Kerala

Theme of the conference

Simple but unique idea revives a pond in Kerala
Pallichal panchayat in Thiruvananthapuram district has turned a neglected pond into a clean and beautiful space that is also helping alleviate drought. Posted on 12 Jul, 2013 03:12 PM

Pallichal panchayat in Thiruvananthapuram is one of its best performing panchayats. It has received a number of awards for achieving high literacy levels, keeping up good sanitation practices and for implementing a number of agricultural and irrigation initiatives.

The revived Vetubali pond in Pallichal panchayat
From worshipped to diseased - the slide of the Karamana river in Kerala
The Karamana, which flows through Kerala's capital city Thiruvananthapuram is now so polluted that it is closed to residents. Will the city figure out a way to clean it up? Posted on 05 Jul, 2013 07:55 AM

Karamana, the pride of Thiruvananthapuram and an important source of drinking water for the city, is now dreaded and diseased. Parts of the river have been closed to residents now because they are so polluted. What was once a thriving river is now being used as a garbage dump. I decided to trace the path of the river to see how bad the damage really was. 

Karamana river from the Karamana Bridge
Call for papers for the Young Scientist Award- The Kerala Environment Congress - Organised by the Centre for Environment and Development, Thiruvananthapuram, , August 12-14, 2013
CED is organizing the 9th Kerala Environment Congress (KEC 2013) as a National Workshop on 'Culture and Heritage for Environment Management’
Posted on 27 May, 2013 04:49 PM



Centre for Environment and Development (CED)

About the workshop

Rare floral diversity in the Western Ghats forests
Many plants are in equal danger of becoming as extinct as some animals. Does anyone care? Posted on 03 May, 2013 02:29 PM

A fluttering butterfly or a dashing cheetah immediately bring vivid images to mind. Does the image of a plant stir us as much? Are we as fascinated watching a flower bloom? Probably not. Maybe that’s why there is such a large focus on endangered animals and birds and not so much on plant species that are dying out.

Workshop on Appropriate Rural Technologies, Thiruvananthapuram, May 17, 2013
This workshop aims to identify the gaps in rural technologies in Kerala and acts as an open forum for discussion of various issues faced by organizations and institutions working there.
Posted on 01 May, 2013 12:02 PM