A leading seaport since the 14th century, Cochin is the coastal city of Kerala with multi-cultural population. Being a dynamic coastal region, city’s coastal area is prone to erosion and deposition at different locations.
Many studies indicate that a major stretch of Kerala’s coast line is eroding.
The coastal areas of this city are experiencing intense and sustained environment pressures from a range of driving forces which have been increasing in their intensity over the decades.
As a result, there is an unprecedented coastal erosion and deposition taking place from the coastal area of Cochin. The c-hed is working on a project to identify the reasons for these phenomena, to come up with remedial measures.