About the Project
In India, bechtel.org is helping the Fort Kochi government develop a more resilient and sustainable solution to flood mitigation, pollution, and canal restoration. We completed a technical assessment of affected canals and identified a nature-based technology that integrates natural plant species into a gravity-fed water treatment system to recycle and generate clean water. This reduces flooding and regenerates the canal to promote sustainable livelihoods like shrimp farming and eco-tourism.
With our partners, we are developing the next phase, which includes piloting this technology in one canal to benefit over a thousand people in Fort Kochi. The goal is to demonstrate this as a viable, scalable, and repeatable solution for all Kochi’s canal restoration projects.
Making an Impact
On The Ground: Progress Updates
The project is currently in its Phase 1 which involves front-end work, pilot project execution, and operational readiness and transition to the Kochi municipal government. This pilot phase of the project will build the technical and impact basis of Green-Gray Infrastructure (GGI) for the Kochi government, affected communities, and local stakeholders. Once completed, they will be prepared to implement the project in the selected canal in Phase 2.
Contribution to Impact
350 households and 1,000 people engaged for design input