The project seeks to conduct a comprehensive examination of aquifers within the study zone. This assessment encompasses vital aspects like population expansion,groundwater usage and urbanization patterns. The central goal is to offer an encompassing view of historical and present aquifer statuses, accompanied by inherent challenges. Furthermore, the study delves into population growth trends, development types prevalent in the region, and the spatial impact of these structures. Thorough quantification of groundwater extraction and its repercussions on the aquifers is undertaken. The project unearths globally and nationally acclaimed practices, integrating established techniques for sustainable water management and preservation, to ensure effective aquifer conservation.
Comprehensive Aquifer Assessment: The study thoroughly evaluates coastal aquifers, examining historical and present conditions, to comprehend the impact of urban development.
Urbanization Analysis: By analyzing population growth and development trends, the project uncovers how urbanization affects aquifers and their sustainability.
Guided Conservation Strategy: Drawing from global and national practices, the study formulates a robust framework to preserve aquifers, offering actionable recommendations for long-term sustainability.
Urban planning guidelines for Aquifer recharge area : Based on the ground water extraction data and CRZ , TNCDBR regulations, comprehensive urban planning guidelines are formulated.
Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA)
Feb 2023 – ongoing