According to NITI Aayog, Chennai and 20 other Indian cities could have no access to drinking water by 2030. Mismanagement and land degradation are colliding with climate change.
Pallikaranai wetland is the only surviving wetland ecosystem of the city of Chennai. Yet everyday, 2,000 tonnes of waste are dumped into its marshes.
There is still scope for recovery, but only if the degradation is stemmed now.
A few years ago, Arasankazhani Lake represented the negative impact humanity can have on nature. Now, it represents a fine example of collaborative conservation. That with time and determination nature can be restored.
Adambakkam Lake ought to offer a much needed place for flood water to drain into during the monsoon. However, due to a neglect which extends for nearly a decade, Adambakkam Lake, a once pristine lifeline, now resembles a swamp.
By Lucy Gibson “It is generally accepted among environmental geographers that there is no such thing as a natural disaster. In every phase and aspect of a disaster—causes, vulnerability, preparedness, results and response, and reconstruction—the contours of disaster…is to a greater or lesser extent a social calculus” (Smith, 2006:1) While Neil Smith wrote these linesContinue reading “Velachery Lake: The centrality of water to sustainable urban development”
Chennai and its outskirts were once a bed, rich in natural resources, and biodiversity. Today it is home to the legends of the vanishing waterbodies. Find out how the lost water bodies leave traces of their former existence annually in our lives!
Environmentalist Foundation of India (E.F.I) thanks Hon. Min. Thiru K. Pandiarajan for visiting and encouraging E.F.I’ s ongoing Koladi Lake restoration efforts. A collaborative conservation effort between the Tiruvallur District Collectorate and E.F.I under Project Mummari. We thank Tmt. Mageswari Ravikumar, IAS (Tiruvallur District Collector) and the Tiruvallur Dist. for the administrative support. We thank the RotaryContinue reading “E.F.I’s Koladi Lake Restoration had a surprise guest”
Located within the M.E.P.Z, the Alleri is an important water body located between the larger Kadaperi and Thiruneermalai lakes. Over the years, due to urbanization and industrialization, the lake witnessed massive pollution thereby leading to loss of habitat characteristics and freshwater quality. Through a collaborative conservation effort betweenM.E.P.Z, DXC Technology andthe Environmentalist Foundation of India (E.F.I),theContinue reading “The Alleri Restoration: Lake in an industrial zone revived”
Celebrating #WorldEnvironmentMonth by sharing with you the videos from E.F.I’s well-wishers. Watch the #Ecostory of Smt. Sreedevi, from DXC Technology Smt. Sreedevi talks about her favorite lake restoration, the Alleri Lake at Tambaram, Chennai. To know more,-Read: https://efiblog.org/?s=alleri Watch-Share-Conserve. Send us your Lake/Pond stories, photos or videos to be featured on this blog. Email us the contentContinue reading “E.F.I’s Eco-Story: Smt. Sreedevi’s Alleri Lake Story!”
In the academic year 2019-20, E.F.I established an environmental education program called “Eco-Lab” at the Chennai Middle School in Thiruvanmiyur. Students from classes 6th to 8th were invited to participate in sessions, which were conducted every Fridays by E.F.I’s Education Team. The motto behind these sessions were to help the students better understand conservation throughContinue reading “E.F.I’s Eco Lab Batch of 2020 – Our new environmental leaders”