Integrated coastal zone management plan for Tamil Nadu, India

Contributing to the state's sustainable coastal development

Several factors such a population growth and urbanisation have been putting increasing pressure on the fragile coastal zone of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Frequent tsunamis in the Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean worsen this problem. In order to help the Tamil Nadu Department of Environment (DOE) overcome this challenge and sustainably develop its coastline, we assisted them in the preparation of an Integrated Coastal Zone Management plan (ICZM). This plan will improve the coordination of developmental activities along the coast of Tamil Nadu. It will also help preserve the balance between development and natural dynamics in the region.