ALAYATHI - Tamil Newsletter
May 2013 TRINet Newsletter
When the tsunami destroyed thousands of houses along the coast in 2004, a decision was taken that when houses were re-constructed, they would be made resilient to multiple hazards, for after all, the tsunami is just one of the many hazards that coastal communities face. How good has the idea of RCC houses been? The best way to find out is to study the condition of the houses after a few years of exposure to elements as well as being lived-in. Such a study was conducted a few months ago in Nagapattinam district where approximately 20,000 houses were built in 88 locations. The study evaluated the current status of the constructed houses and the impact of relocation and reconstruction on community livelihoods. (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
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Recent blog posts
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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