Tag Archives: Coonoor River Basin

Map of springs inventory in the Coonoor region, The Nilgiris

Over the last two years, Keystone has been mapping locations of perennial springs along with some baseline data. This is a first attempt of its kind in the Nilgiris as far as we know. Certainly no map or list of springs in this landscape is readily available to the public….

PES project Reports for Coonoor

We have been looking at the Payment for Ecosystem Services approach as a potential way to address the water crisis in Coonoor. The final reports of this effort are shared here. Hydrogeological assessment of the catchments of three water sources of Coonoor Recommendations for Development of a PES Project in…

Presentation from the CEPF Evaluation Meeting on 4th July 2013

The work done on the Mainstreaming… project was presented to CEPF partners ‘ group at Kotagiri on 4th July 2013. The presentation file can be accessed from here. We received valuable feedback including a suggestion to look at conversion of landuse to grasslands category as it would have greater impact…

Poster on the Simulation Model and Inferences

We have published a poster that summarises the details of the simulation model developed as part of the ‘Mainstreaming conservation in district public policy’ project. This poster can be used by anyone interested in advocating a change in the way water resource use and management is being approached at policy…

Shapefiles for Coonoor landuse layer

The Landuse of Coonoor region was derived from visual interpretation of Google Earth imagery and ground truthing. The imagery in Google Earth is from January 2012. We are not claiming accuracy of these layers as we are not experienced at remote sensing analysis. We have attempted this to get a general picture of…

Mainstreaming Conservation in District Public Policy

The project proposes to influence existing policies pertaining to, – Use of pesticides – Municipal sewage and waste disposal – Land use change, including planting of exotic species Downstream impacts on livelihoods and ecology: The Coonoor river will be taken up a case study. This will measure and prove need…

The Context

The Nilgiris have seen a drastic change in land use pattern over the last century or so with shola forests and grasslands being replaced by monoculture plantations, habitations, farmlands etc. There is also an ever increasing population settled locally as well as a significant floating population that visits the Nilgiris…