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World Water Day - 2017 Celebrated at Adyar Eco-Park

The World Water Day is an International Day celebrated worldwide in order to bring the attention on the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The first World Water Day was celebrated on 22nd March 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.

Adyar Eco-Park is a Centre for Environmental Education and Research, conducts programmes on conservation of wetlands for people from all walks of life. As part of these initiatives, CRRT has commemorated ‘World Water Day 2017’ and organised a programme focussed on this year theme - Why Wastewater by organizing a one day “Workshop cum Field Demonstration on Tree Plantation Techniques and Management” along with the Greater Chennai Corporation on 22nd March, 2017.

In this programme, the field staff of Parks Department, Greater Chennai Corporation have participated and sensitized about the essentials of freshwater and waste water recycling and reuse from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows and help to protect the environment and our water resources. The Project Officer, CRRT has emphasized on the effective usage of waste water as a resource of recoverable materials among the participant group in the programme.


Inaugural Session of World Water Day Workshop

Talk on the significance of wetlands conservation in urban environment

Field Demonstration on Plantation methods during World Water Day Celebration

GCC Parks Department Field Staff participated in the Programme
World Wetlands Day 2017 Celebrated at Adyar Eco-Park

On 2nd February, 2017, as part of World Wetlands Day 2017 celebration, the Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust has organized an Awareness Workshop on World Wetlands Day by highlighting the theme of “Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction” for the field staff of Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) involved in the operation and maintenance of the sewerage system in the proximity of Adyar Creek and Estuary.





Project Officer, CRRT delivered keynote address in the Worksop and emphasized the significance of wetlands in an urban eco-systems


Interpretation Executive, CRRT delivered a lecture on the “Wetlands and its role on disaster reduction”


Tmt. Chitra Rajesh, Technical Consultant, TNUIFSL delivered special address and stressed
the importance effective sewerage management for sustainable Conservation of wetlands


Watching Spot-billed Pelicans on the Water body of Adyar Eco-Park


Field Visit by CMWSSB field staff at Adyar Eco-Park


Participants from CMWSSB on the event of World Wetlands Day Celebration

World Wildlife Week Celebration 2016 at Adyar Eco-Park

As a part of Environmental Education Programme, Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust celebrated the World Wildlife Week on 7th October 2016 at Adyar Eco-Park. Painting competition for the schools was organized on “Endemic Flowers/Endemic Birds/Endemic Animals of Tamil Nadu”. A total of 60 students from 28 schools have participated and the following students are awarded prizes for the best painting.





Display of paintings done by school students



Prize winning paintings of Endemic animals
- Lion Tailed Macaque/Stork billed Kingfisher /Yellow throated Bullbull under Junior and Senior Category



Distribution of prizes to winners of painting competition by
Additional Director, National Green Corps (NGC), Department of Environment, Govt. of TN

International Day for the Preservation of Ozone Layer, World Cleanup Day &
Zero Emission Day - 2016 celebrated at Adyar Eco-Park on 21.09.2016


Thiru. D.Velazhagan, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Training Institute, TNPCB
delivered lecture on “Ozone Depleting Agents and Its Impact on Earth” during Zero Emission
Day celebration at Adyar Eco-Park


Students participating in the Quiz Competition organized on the event of
Zero Emission Day - 2016


Thiru. J. Jayanth, Social Expert cum Information & Communications Specialist, CRRT
distributed prizes to the winners of Quiz Competition


A total of 79 students and 2 faculty members of Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology,
Dr. M.G.R. Janaki College participated in the celebration of Ozone day and Zero Emission
Day - 2016
International Day for the Conservation of the
Mangrove Ecosystem-2016 Celebrated at Adyar Eco-Park

This day has been adopted to underline the importance of mangroves as “a unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem, providing by virtue of their existence, biomass and productivity substantial benefits to human beings, providing forestry, fishery goods and services as well as contributing to the protection of the coastline and being particularly relevant in terms of mitigation of the effects of climate change and food security for local communities".

On this ecological significant day, the Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust (CRRT) in association with Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Southern Region, Chennai have organized a special lecture cum field visit highlighting the effort taken by the Government of Tamil Nadu in conserving the mangrove ecosystem through the “Eco-Restoration of 358 acres of Adyar Creek and Estuary - The Coastal Wetlands Complex of Adyar River in Chennai”.

In the occasion, Dr. K. Ilangovan, Mangrove Ecologist, delivered a lecture on the importance of conservation of Mangrove Ecosystem and also emphasised the significance of observance of “International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem-2016”. Dr. V. M. Sathish Kumar, Scientist (Assistant Zoologist), Zoological Survey of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests has participated as a special guest in the event.

A group of 19 Post Graduate final year students along with faculty members of Zoology Department from the New College, Chennai have been participated in the event and made a field visit to understand the mangroves vegetation planted at Adyar Creek and their functions in protecting the urban herbaceous wetlands of Chennai.

WORLD WETLANDS DAY-2016 celebrated in Adyar Eco-Park

As part of World Wetlands Day 2016, Chennai Rivers Restoration Trust (CRRT) organized an on spot painting competition on the theme “Wetlands Birds in their Habitat” for school children on 2nd February, 2016 in Adyar Eco-Park.World Wetlands Day is being celebrated every year in Adyar Eco-Park from 2012 onwards, to raise awareness on wetlands values and benefits and promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands.This year, a total of 98 school students along with 56 teachers from 40 schools in Chennai participated in the two categories, viz., 48 students under junior category (Std. VI to VIII) and 50 students under senior category (Std. IX & X) took part in the competition. The best three paintings on each category were awarded with a trophy, book & certificate. Consolation prizes were also given to five students in both categories and appreciation certificates were distributed to students participated in the competition.Thiru.S.Saravanan,senior education officer,World Wide Fund for Nature(WWF)–India,Tamil Nadu State Office and Thiru.G.Thangaraj, coordinator, National Green Corps (NGC), Chennai supported in coordinating the event.


Last Updated On : Tuesday, June 13, 2017