This chapter explains how a river is not just a waterway, but also a bountiful cradle of biodiversity. It shows how a small stream grows into a large river and how the river changes the landscape that created it. The chapter also explains in very simple language the myriad natural features that are created by this process. In addition, this section of the book touches on the environmental significance of rivers and shows how their rich bio-diversity matters. The chapter rests on the premise that only deep understanding of the bio-diversity of rivers can help us tackle the real issues that threaten the environment.
To know more about other chapters in the book Puzha Malayalam, please check this section.
To adorn the front pages of the introductory chapters, Nila foundation is inviting sketches from individuals from across the globe on the them of 'my river'. More details on this can be found here.
Dhyana Sankalpam open studio for mural arts in Kozhikode is taking an initiative to run a workshop to sketch rivers on the above theme. Please check Dhyana Sankalpam blog for more details.
- Nila Foundation
- What was once the life line of Kerala, is today a decaying, dying river. It is out of concern for Bharatapuzha (River Nila): the erosion of the river banks, the dilution of its culture, neglect and depletion of its resources - that the Nila foundation was formed. The foundation intends to provide a common platform for those who are concerned about rivers in general and River Nila in particular.