CANALPY works with local self-governments to capacitate them to arrive at inclusive and sustainable solutions to environmental services like water, wastewater, and solid waste management and flood risk planning.

CANALPY is working to capacitate panchayats in Kuttanad on flood risk-informed local planning. It is also contributing to the policy discussions to scale up these initiatives at the state and national levels by working with government agencies, academic institutions, and civil society organizations.

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Our Mission

To further knowledge and practice of inclusive planning and implementation of environmental solutions to create positive social and environmental impact. 
To support in provision and regulation of environmental services, capacity building of state and civil society actors and academic institutions.


Nirmala Bhavanam Nirmala Nagaram

Focuses on water and sanitation infrastructure


Haritha Karma Sena

Efforts on livelihood generation

Climate change and disaster

Urban floods

Addresses disaster planning and flood mitigation

Conservation of commons

Canal Rejuvenation Programs

Efforts for the conservation of canal commons



The mirage of water in Kuttanad: a photostory” selected as one of the top photo stories among 30,000 entries for the Water Science Policy Groundwater Photo-Story Competition of the International Science Council.

CANALPY began as an academic exercise with a winter school in December 2017 involving 36 M.Tech. students of CTARA, IIT Bombay and the SCMS College of Engineering to explore ways of rejuvenating the canals of Alleppey by decentralised (non-networked) and nature-based sanitation solutions. This was inspired by the decentralised and participatory solid waste management initiatives from 2012 under the leadership of Alleppey MLA Dr Thomas Isaac. This was followed by a summer school in May 2018 involving 330 students and a winter school in December 2018 with 80 students. Inspired by the scope and relevance of these activities, a series of campaigns to mobilise the efforts of youth and general public of Alappuzha to reclaim the canals evolved.

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House No. 26/428, St Thomas Evangelical Church Ln Municipal Stadium Ward, Vellakkinar, Alappuzha, Kerala 688011


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