Perceptions and understandings of climate change and migration: Conceptualising and contextualising for Lakshadweep and the Maldives (Researcher project -NORGLOBAL)
Collaborating Institutes- CICERO- Norway, UNEP-GRID Arendal-Norway, University of Manchester-UK, University of Reading-UK, Ministry of Housing and Environment, Maldives, TERI- New Delhi
The primary objectives are:
To generate new knowledge on the perceptions and understandings of climate change and migration, regarding how climate change does and does not influence migration choices. New knowledge will be on theoretical framings of climate change and migration (conceptualisation) plus the transferability and non-transferability of framings and recommendations (contextualisation).To detail the positives and negatives of climate change influencing migration, according to the perceptions and understandings of the people
involved in migration-related decisions.
Regional Climate Change issues and adaptation measures for low lying regions in the context of future sea level rise.
By UNEP-APFED. (Duration- December 2011-2013)
Partner institute- NERCI.
The main objective is to study the regional climate change issues and adaptation measures to future sealevel changes of a region which is lying well below the mean sea level to address: 1) drinking water problems and salt water intrusion 2) land use pattern and identification of proper agriculture practices and 3) Disaster preparedness against the expected rise in sea level due to climate change.
Water quality monitoring and low cost purification strategies for inland waterways of low lying areas.
UNEP-APFED Programme (Completed)
Partner institute: NERCI
Area of study covered the Meenachil River canals of upper Kuttanad, ArpookaraPanchayat, Kerala, India. The study identified the hot spot regions in terms of water quality of the area. Hot spots are characterized with water highly polluted from domestic and sewage wastes. The study also conducted water quality improvement measures on an experimental basis in the area. The project was completed in December 2009.