Research Themes

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On Going

Project 1:

Title of the Project : Operationalization of Climate Studio

Under Tamil Nadu Green Climate Mission

Principal Investigator : Dr.Kurian Joseph, CCCDM, Anna University, Chennai

Funding Agency: Department of Tamil Nadu, Govt. of Tamil Nadu

Time period: 2022 – 2023

About the Project

An exclusive state of art Climate Studion was established at CCCDM, Anna University during 2019 with the financial support of GIZ, New Delhi. The Studio has high performance super computer (200TB) along with digital learning accessories. The Tamil Nadu Government has sanctioned 3.89 Crore to faciliate the functioning of Climate Studio to assess the climate risk and vulnerability on different sectors such as water, agriculture, forestry, coastal ecosystem and sustainable habitat. The project will aid in framing adaptation stratergies in action plan.


Project 2:

Title of the Project : Influence of regional climate change on the groundwater resilience of selected urban areas

Under Indo-German Collobration

Principal Investigator : Dr. K. Palanivelu, CCCDM, Anna University, Chennai

Funding Agency: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany and University Grants Commission (UGC), India

Time period: 2020 – 2023

About the Project

This international project’s main objective is to study the impacts of regional climate change on the groundwater resilience in selected urban areas funded by UGC under Indo-German Partnerships in Higher Education Programme (IGP) at a total cost Rs. 2, 04, 99,999/- (Rupees Two crores Four Lakhs ninety-nine thousand nine hundred and ninety only) for the project period of four years (2020-2024). The project is jointly carried out by CCCDM with German partner Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. The aim of the project is to understand the consequences of regional climate change on resilience and quality of groundwater in Chennai and Coimbatore regions of India and Berlin, Germany


Project 3:

Title of the Project : Seismic Hazard Assessment and Microzonation of Salem and Coimbatore

Principal Investigator : Dr. Kurian Joseph, Director CCCDM, Anna University, Chennai

Revenue and Disaster Management, GoTN

Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, India

Duration : 2021- 2023 (3 years)

About the Project

The seismic micro zonation intended in this project considers the local side effects which is very important for seismic risk prediction and earthquake resilient design. The This structure specific micro zonation study will evaluate local soil conditions effect. The different type of structures will be provided with site specific parameters for design. The investigation involves development of synthetic ground motion at bedrock and borehole invasive SPT data progressively enhanced the subsurface visualization and reliability of the shear wave velocity estimation in the subsurface of the proposed study area. The differential settlement caused by ground shaking will be minimized by using suitable foundation appropriate to the soil condition in Salem and Coimbatore cities.


Project 3:

Title of the Project : Biochar from solid wate a sustainable green approach for solid waste management and climate change mitigation

Under Woman Scientist Programme

Principal Investigator : Dr. S. Sri Shalini, Women Scientist, CCCDM, Anna University, Chennai

Funding Agency : Department of Science and Technology (WOS) - New Delhi

Government of India, New Delhi, India

Duration : 2019- 2022 (3 years)

About the Project

This research project is funded by the Women Scientists Scheme– A (WOS-A) of DST, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India (SR/WOS-A/EA-37/2018) for three years (2019-2022) period. The project directly addresses the sustainable development goals of SDG 7, 11 and 13. The aim of the study is to produce biochar from municipal solid waste (MSW) and evaluate its climate change mitigation potential by soil carbon sequestration studies. The pyrolysis reactor was fabricated and procured from the project for converting the waste materials to valuable carbon compounds (as biochar).

Completed


Project 1:

Title of the Project : Establishing/Strengthening the State Climate Change Centre/Cell

Under NMSKCC (SCCC:-NMSKCC) in the State of Tamil Nadu

Coordinator : Dr. K. Palanivelu, CCCDM, Anna University, Chennai

Funding Agency : Department of Science and Technology

Government of India, New Delhi, India

Duration : 2016- 2021 (5 years)

About the Project

This DST-SPLICE sponsored project work is being executed by CCCDM, Anna University jointly with Department of Environment, Govt. of Tamil Nadu with a focus to develop the knowledge base (knowledge creation, knowledge collection and knowledge dissemination) that supports the SAPCC strategies in order to adapt/mitigate to the consequences of changing climate through Tamil Nadu State Climate Change-Knowledge Management Cell. The duration of the project was sanctioned from October 2017 to November 2021. The major works involved are developing State’s climate profile; vulnerability assessments in all SAPCC identified sectors; developing knowledge portal and data bank; and conducting capacity building programs. The State’s past and future climate change scenarios were collected and analyzed to develop a climate profile. The sectoral vulnerability to climate change was assessed using IPCC vulnerability assessment methodology. An exclusive climate knowledge portal for the State Tamil Nadu State Climate Change Knowledge Portal was developed to access knowledge/multisectoral information on climate change.

Data collection have been done for data bank through archival records, documents and authorized websites. Data Bank created would serve as a definite repository for storing and retriving the climate change information at State. Knowledge Resources are also collected i.e scientific reports and publications related to State's climate change and its impacts on different sectors. Periodical Newsletters are being prepared on Global Climate news, recent reports on Climate change and its implications related to Tamil Nadu State, climate related projects and the events conducted by the Nodal and line departments and published through web portal. The climate awareness and outreach programs are part of the activity to provide an improved understanding on changing climate. The trainings and outreach programmes are being conducted to build capacity by leveraging inter-sectoral cooperation. Climate Change Quiz 2019 was conducted to create awareness on climate change among college students.


Project 2:

Title of the Project : Dynamic Downscaling to Study Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources in India

Under National Water Mission

Co-Principal Investigator : Dr. K. Palanivelu, CCCDM, Anna University, Chennai

Funding Agency : Ministry of Water Resources, New Delhi

Government of India, New Delhi, India

Duration : 2019- 2021 (3 years)

About the Project

This project is sponsored by MoWR, Government of India during the year 2018-2021. The project aims to develop the future climate dataset for India using the regional climate model under IPCC-AR5 emission scenarios thereby using it for the impact studies on Water Resources. This study uses the regional climate model, PRECIS (Providing REgional Climates for Impacts Studies) developed by the Met Office Hadley Centre, UK to generate national scenarios of climate change. PRECIS has been run at 25 x 25 km horizontal grid resolution in a large domain that covers India (3.5° N to 38.5° N, 62.5° E to 101.6° E) using the boundary data from the Global Climate Model (GCM), HadGEM2-ES under AR5 simulations. The major climate parameters from the downscaled model such as temperature, rainfall, relative humidity, solar radiation and wind speed provided for the baseline period of 1970 to 2000 and the future period of 2006 to 2099 for the scenarios of Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) 4.5 and RCP 8.5.

Project 3:

Title of the Project : Study on the impact of extreme climate changes affecting rural communities live in coastal panchayats of Tamil Nadu

Under National Water Mission

Principal Investigator : Dr. K. Palanivelu, CCCDM, Anna University, Chennai

Funding Agency : State Institute of Rural development & Panchayat raj

Government of Tamil Nadu, India

Duration : 2018-2019 (10 months)

Project 4:

Title of the Project : Membrane processes for CO2 recovery and its utilization (with Russian Academy of Project Science)

Under National Water Mission

Principal Investigator : Dr. K. Palanivelu, CCCDM, Anna University, Chennai

Funding Agency : DST- RFSR (Indo- Russian)

Government of India

Duration : 2019-2021 (2 years)

Project 5:

Title of the Project : Impacts of Climate Change on Fluvial and Pluvial

Flooding in selected area of Chennai Metropolitan area

Principal investigator I : Dr. K. Palanivelu, CCCDM, Anna University, Chennai

Funding Agency : State Planning Commission, Ezhilagam, Chennai

Government of India, New Delhi, India

Duration : 2016- 2017 (One and half year)

Project 6:

Title of the Project : Identification of Pollution Source, Biodiversity Degradation and Adaptive Mechanism for Sustainable Management of Pallikaranai Marshland-Phase II

Principal investigator I : Dr.A.Ramachandran, CCCDM, Anna University, Chennai

Funding Agency : Tamil Nadu Forest Department,

Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Total Budget : Rs. 5 Lakhs

Project 7:

Title of the Project : Mineral CO2 sequestration by carbonation of industrial, alkaline solid residues

Principal Investigator-I : Dr.A.Ramachandran, CCCDM, Anna University, Chennai

Principal Investigator-II : Dr. K.Palanivelu, CES, Anna University, Chennai

Funding Agency : Department of Science & Technology (DST)

Government of India, New Delhi, India.

Project 8:

Title of the Project : Induction of UV-B Radiation Resistance in

Commercially important Micro-algae and their

application in enhanced Carbon Sequestration and

Synthesis of Secondary Metabolites

Principal investigator II : Dr.A.Ramachandran, CCCDM, Anna University, Chennai

Funding Agency : Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government

of India, New Delhi, India

Project 9:

Title of the Project : Land Use Change and Surface Groundwater

Contamination and Greenhouse Gas Inventories in

Municipal Solid Waste Dumpsites in Chennai

Principal investigator I : Dr. K. Palanivelu, CCCDM, Anna University, Chennai

Funding Agency : State Planning Commission, Ezhilagam, Chennai

Government of India, New Delhi, India

Project 10:

Title of the Project : Providing climate change information for establishing Climate change cell

Principal investigator I : Dr. K. Palanivelu, CCCDM, Anna University, Chennai

Funding Agency : Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu

CDMM Completed Projects

Geo-structural mapping for Dharmapuri District

Earthquake design features in civil engineering structures for Tamil Nadu.

Review and redesign of cyclone shelters for the coastal belt of Tamil Nadu.

Delineation of earthquake prone zones in northern part of Tamil Nadu

Landslide Vulnerability Atlas of India

Seismic Microzonation

Compendium of Landslides

Disaster Knowledge Network

Guidelines for selection of sites for landslides in Hilly areas

Monitoring Seismic Activity around Tiruppattur and Establishment of Seismic Observatory at Kavalur, Tamil Nadu

Integrated study to combat drought on sustainable basis through space applications in Dharmapuri district.

Identifying recharge areas in using remote sensing and GIS in 386 blocks of Tamil Nadu.

Panchayat level resources information system for Salem and Thanjavur districts.

Remote sensing based agricultural drought information using GIS.

Development of GIS based information system for critical habitats.

Coastal Zone management status and trends of pollutants in eco-system of Tamil Nadu.

Methodology for mitigating slope instability and landslide hazards.

Planning,analysis, design and testing of cyclone shelters for coastal districts of Tamil Nadu.

Ductility of reinforced fibrous concrete structural members in earthquake resistant design of structures.

Failure assessment and remedial measures for cut slope of Krishna water canal.

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