ALAYATHI - Tamil Newsletter
October 2014 TRINet Newsletter
Smart, Resilient or Both?
A couple of months ago, the government announced a plan to set up 100 smart cities across the country. A smart city is supposed to be an urban area where economic development and activity are sustainable. Information technology is the principal infrastructure and the basis for providing essential services for citizen. For an increasingly tech savvy generation, it is clearly the way to go. But building smart cities will take time, a couple of decades at least. Till then, what do we do with our cities? Read More
Welcome to TRINet
TRINet has transitioned into "The Resource and Information Network: for the coast" from 1st April 2008. Three years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, TRINet's focus has changed from rehabilitation to long term development of the coastal zone. Specifically, TRINet's focus will be on providing information on coastal issues from the perspective of the coastal communities whose livelihoods depend extensively on access to coastal resources.
History: TRINet (originally Tsunami Rehabilitation Information Network), set up in March 2005 in the aftermath of the December 2004 tsunami, served both as a platform for deliberations on the rehab of the coastal communities affected by the tsunami, and as a provider of information on tsunami rehabilitation in the country.
TRINet and BEDROC
Building and Enabling Disaster Resilience of Coastal Communities (BEDROC) is the successor to the Nagapattinam NGO Co-ordination and Resource Centre (NCRC). Click on BEDROC to learn more about its activities and plans.
TRINet is now hosted within Bedroc and is part of Bedroc's Knowledge Centre.
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Recent blog posts
- TRINet Newsletter October 2014
- Smart, Resilient or Both?
- TRINet Newsletter September 2014
- Disaster Preparedness -- Marine Weather Forecasts for Safety of Fishers
- TRINet Newsletter August 2014
- Plastics in Crab Gills
- TRINet Newsletter July 2014
- Embankments and rising seas
- TRINet Newsletter June 2014
- Behind the Scenes
Dark Secret: Release of the Challenged Coast of India and discussion on the state of the coast. NDTV
Shifting SandsThis 10 minute film is on the significance and potential of coastal shoreline monitoring with local communities. At present shorelines monitoring is a centralised and fund intensive activity undertaken by the Central Government and its agencies. This film highlights the shortcomings within these methods, making a case for regular, field-based and community based monitoring activities.
Chronicles of OblivionThis 25 minute film highlights the challenges faced by women fishworkers in Orissa, in coping with conservation related challenges and economic and social marginalisation. It underscrores the need for a feminist engagement with development and conservation policies and interventions.
India Endangered : Vanishing Coasts I: A film by NewsX
The Challenged Coast of India A report by NDTV on the release of the report and website at the CBD - COP11 on 10th October, 2012 at Hyderabad, India