Integrated River Management

The transformation of Kerala from a water rich state until the 1970s to a state with serious seasonal water shortage/ scarcity for upto six months coincides with the decline of our river systems. Reviving these river systems, to the extend possible is vital in ensuring future water security for the state.

Several favourable factors make Chalakudypuzha river an ideal candidate for piloting a comprehensive and integrated river revival and river basin management programme. In 2009, RRC and CPSS jointly prepared a concept note for the same and this was subjected to wide discussions in the river basin and was also shared with experts across the country.

Most of the activities of RRC and Chalakudypuzha Samrakshana Samithi (CPSS), over the last two decades, are steps towards the dream of a rejuvenated river.