Category Archives: International Collaborations

Water Level Sensors for Kochi

As part of the International Urban and Regional Cooperation project supported by the EU, five sensors were installed in the city areas. The sensors were installed by a technical team consisting of Engineers from C-HED and the Messina city University. These sensors have been developed to warn the civic authorities about impending flooding and possible waterlogging. The sensors have been installed at the KSRTC bus stand, Kala Bhavan Road, Panampilly Nagar, Journalists’ Colony, and Vivekananda Road which experience heavy flooding during the rainy season.Kochi and the Italian city of Messina are the technical partners of the International urban and Regional Cooperation project. Incidentally, the same floodwater sensors were developed by the University of Messina for Messina city.

Field visits – Hospital resilience project

The Hospital resilience project aims to develop the hospital resilience assessment framework and criteria to support the health infrastructure in Kochi Municipal Corporation- primary health centres and community health centres including government and private hospitals.
A team from German Development Cooperation (GIZ) and c-hed visited various hospitals in and around the city to understand the hospital’s ability to effectively respond to, recover from, and continue providing uninterrupted access and services before, during, and after disasters or extreme events.

Inauguration of Sustainable Neighborhood Project

Yet another milestone for Centre for Heritage, Environment and Development!
We are really proud to have successfully completed the pilot phase of the ‘Sustainable Neighborhood Project’. The project was inaugurated by the Hon’ble German Ambassador to India His Excellency Dr. Philip Ackerman and was presided by the Hon’ble Mayor Adv. M. Anilkumar.
At this juncture, we would like to thank our project partners Fraunhofer Institute, University of Stuttgart and National Institute of Urban Affairs.