At the outset of this project, we start retrieving all possible kinds of literature, sorting the same based on primary, secondary & tertiary data. Later on, as the work plan activities proceeds, we will shortlist the most relevant stakeholders & project partners who can productively contribute to this project. Subsequently, we will monitor the sensitive sites of this River, taking the excellent river source of Pampa as the control site and a few severely polluted sites as experimental sites. This approach will aid in comparatively analyzing the extent of health vulnerability. Based on the sample results & well-framed training manual, the trainees will get a clear view of comprehensive river health vulnerability assessment based on parameters like River ecology, Bioindicators, BOD, Turbidity, Flow regime, Riparian flora, Conservation of riverine resources, etc. and thus by inspiring the overall river health monitoring skills of the trainees.

We aim to train 40 participants from 29 states and seven union territories. There will be intense and broad-spectrum training for participants from Kerala, especially the elected representatives of the 36 local Panchayats where the Pampa river flows.

The training comprises 5-days intense theory and practical compiled sessions, with three days of dedicated lectures and discussions, and two days on- the ground experimental trials in river health assessment.

Participants will be taken for a field expedition trip to the ecologically sensitive Pampa River basin upland catchment zone, midland, and low lands of the Alappuzha-Kuttanadu regions during the practical training session.

At the end of the course, the participants will receive a dedicated “participant file” to mark their unique identity and their future endeavours in sustaining River health practices. Over time, this project to harvest many more “trained individuals” at different intervals, and they will be actively involved in river health management with sheer perseverance.