Our canals as one our many great commons are our responsibility and our wealth. This is the idea that sparked the Canalpy project and the fuel that drives it forward. The canals that criss cross Alappuzha are a source of immense pride for the Alappiens. But like all the great commons of the world the canals are going through a dark period brought on by our unsustainable ways. This project is a dedicated and combined effort from academia, government and the public to save the canals of Alappuzha from the fate of many great commons caused by us. The project and campaign understands that the active participation of all three pillars is necessary for actual change to happen.