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Resilience strategy for the city's water bodies - Kovalam Muttukadu Basin, Mambalam Canal to be restored - Green Showcase in Chennai
Chennai Corporation is implementing sustainable restoration measures at Kovalam Muttukadu Basin and Mambalam Canal.
Rise Chennai (first project) – to be able to recharge the aquifers in two locations - Kovalam Muttukadu Basin and Mambalam Canal through multi-level stakeholder interaction.
To ensure that the city’s water systems are infrastructurally prepared to deal with natural calamities in the future.
Primary focus is to maximise the utility of waste lands as wetlands for aquifer recharge
The plan is to restore water bodies across Kovalam Muttukadu Basin (25 km) and connect them through water channels that will finally drain into the Buckingham Canal.
Has high inflow of sewage from surrounding areas. This can be made to stop by installing sewage treatment plants of small capacity along the canal and plug sewage outfalls.
Chennai is a part of 100 cities in the Resilient Cities Program.
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Sustainable restoration for Kovalam Muttukadu Basin, Mambalam Canal : The article explains why Greater Chennai Corporation and the Chennai River Restoration Trust chose Kovalam Muttukadu Basin and Mambalam Canal for Phase 1 restoration.
Sustainable restoration for Kovalam Muttukadu Basin, Mambalam Canal : The article identifies the stakeholders involved in the restoration project as part of 100 Resilient Cities Initiative.
Krishna Mohan Ramachandran : He is the Chief Resilience Officer, Chennai City at 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. You can get in touch with him over his LinkedIn profile to know about how you can contribute.
Chennai River Restoration Trust : They are currently working on the Kovalam Muttukadu Basin and Mambalam Canal restoration projects along with 100 Resilient Cities Project.
Akash Ganga Trust - Rain Centre : The centre was established in 2001. Sekhar Raghavan who runs the centre provides training programs for those interested in learning about different rainwater harvesting methods.
Dr. Jayshree Vencatesan : She specialises in conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecological restoration, with a special interest in wetlands.
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