Thrissur District

Stories of change: Becoming water abundant by harvesting rainwater
India Water Portal presents you with some inspiring stories of individuals and organisations in India that have adopted exemplary ways to combat water scarcity through harvesting rainwater. Swati Bansal posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

We often take for granted those things that come easy to us. Rain is one such resource that we always enjoy, but never capture for the future.

Catch the rain where it falls (Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Groundwater recharge needs grassroots solutions: A study of two techniques in Kerala
Although groundwater is emerging as a critical issue and has managed to encourage new government schemes, a generic solution of rainwater recharge cannot be applied across different regions. Amita Bhaduri posted 11 months ago

In Kerala, around half the urban population and 80% of the rural population depend on open wells on their domestic water needs. But in the last decade, the majority of observatory wells recorded an average annual decline of half a meter.

Rainwater is captured from the rooftop of the community hall and diverted to the sump before it is pumped into the open well. (Image by Authors)
Mazhapolima recognised for its work in Kerala
News this week Swati Bansal posted 2 years 9 months ago

Mazhapolima wins accolades for offering sustainable solution to overcome water scarcity

Mazhapolima helps recharge wells. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
The Chalakudy river system wins
Latha Anantha was awarded the Bhagirath Prayas Samman for spearheading the campaign to save the Chalakudy river in Kerala, at the recently concluded India Rivers Week. Amita Bhaduri posted 6 years 8 months ago

Latha Anantha of the Chalakudy Puzha Samrakshana Samiti (Chalakudy River Protection Forum) was awarded the Bhagirath Prayas Samman at the recently concluded India Rivers Week for her commendable work on safeguarding the integrity of the Chalakudy river in Kerala.

Latha Anantha (Source: Latha)
When it rains, it stores!
In the four years since a programme called 'Mazhapolima', meaning bounty of rain, was launched in Thrissur, Kerala, the district has seen an increase in the quality and quantity of water in its wells. Seetha posted 7 years 5 months ago

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Rainwater diverted into an open well in Thrissur
Migratory birds return to Sultanpur lake
News this week: migratory birds return to Sultanpur lake (Gurgaon district), groundwater level dips in Maharashtra and Kerala grows saline-resistant rice after 25 years. ravleen posted 7 years 9 months ago

At Sultanpur, migratory birds visit an artificial lake

Sultanpur bird sanctuary Source: Wikipedia
Athirapilly falls under threat
Another proposed power project blurs the lines between cost to environment and need for development. Will it ever cease to be a dichotomy and become a win-win situation for both? Amita Bhaduri posted 7 years 9 months ago

Athirappilly falls is situated 70 km from Kochi city in Kerala's Thrissur district. The 80 ft high falls is a part of the Chalakudy River and originates in the upper reaches of the Sholayar ranges in the Western Ghats. Lush greenery and little streams that cover the winding route up and down to the falls exhilarate and intimidate all at once.

Athirapilly waterfalls Source:Sangfroid, Wikimedia
Call for Abstracts, National Seminar on 'Dynamics of Environment degradation with special reference to water pollution in Kerala', Western Ghats Hornbill Foundation, Thrisur, Kerala, December 3-4, 2013
Papers to include sub themes like Kerala rivers, water sources, pollution, gender equity, culture, biodiversity, water policy and sustainability. sabitakaushal posted 7 years 9 months ago

For more information on the Western Ghats Hornbill Foundation, please click here.

Water belongs to the state, not country!
Bihar against the central water policy, youth against proposed Kerala hydro-electric project and creation of economic sensitive zones are the highlights of this week’s news. sabitakaushal posted 8 years 3 months ago

Bihar opposes Centre’s proposed water policy

Let water remain a state subject - Bihar
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