Aracode Aracode region is the Eastern most part of the Nilgiris which falls under the Kotagiri Taluk. There are Kurumba and Irula settlements in the dense forests where we carry out inventory and monitoring of wells with the help of community volunteers. Along with the quantity of water available in
In the increasingly uncertain times that we are going through, especially from the point of view of weather and climate, access to timely and local data pertaining to water resources and related factors is of immense value. Good data can also help in making good resource management decisions, although it is by no means the only requirement. This website is dedicated to sharing available knowledge in the public domain for anyone to access and contribute to better management of water resources in the Nilgiris. We hope that one day this will grow into an open data repository of crowdsourced data on the status of water resources in the region.
Ambikapuram valley is an area of over 200 acres in Hubbathalai Panchayat, Coonoor Taluk in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. This valley is a typical example of many such across the district. There are springs in the upper reaches, streams and wetlands in the valley that are major sources
pH is an important parameter in assessing drinking water quality. The value of pH is a number between 0 and 14, with 7 being neutral. Values below 7 indicate acidity and those above 7 indicate basicity. The acceptable range as per the Bureau of Indian Standards is 6.5 to 8.5.