According to a recent study, coastal areas in
Chennai is under threat of sever salt water intrusion due to anticipated sea
level rise as a consequence of climate change. A report by the Indian Network
for Climate Change Assessment (INCCA) has stated that there is a 2 mm rise in
sea level annually.
Saltwater intrusion is the flow of seawater into
fresh water bodies like rivers or aquifers due to natural processes or human
Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment
(INCCA) was launched in 2009 by Ministry of Environment, Forests and climate
change. It is a network-based scientific programme and seeks to promote
domestic research on impacts of climate change.
The functions of INCCA are a) assessing the
drivers and implications of climate change through scientific research, b) prepare
climate change assessments once every two years, c) developing decision support
systems and d) building capacity towards management of climate-change related
risks and opportunities.