Dr. Dhrubajyoti Ghosh is a Kolkata based ecologist credited with discovering and documenting the amazing resource recovery features of the East Kolkata Wetlands. His untiring efforts led to the listing of the East Kolkata Wetlands as a wetland of international importance by the Ramsar Conv ...read more
Sewage Treatment – Naturally Dr. Shaon Ray Chaudhuri is an eminent biologist working on the microbial biodiversity of the East Kolkata Wetlands. In this animated short she explains the ideal process of bioremediation taking place in East Kolkata Wetlands Other films of this project, ...read more
Threats to the Business if Fisheries This video is part of a series of short documentaries created by students at Jadavpur University, Kolkata to raise awareness about the value of East Kolkata Wetlands to the city and the world at large. In this video, bheri (fish pond) owners Sukumar and ...read more
Inspired by Grassroots Mapping, the EKW team began their experiment with low altitude aerial photography with the aid of a jerry-rigged weather balloon and Go Pro Hero camera on December 13, 2011. This first flight yielded many photographs like the one above, but served mostly as a day to ...read more
East Kolkata Wetlands – A 360° View project was launched in 2011 with 3 short films created by students at Jadavpur University under the guidance of Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer Sanjeev Chatterjee who is an acclaimed documentary filmmaker and professor of electronic media at th ...read more
The East Calcutta Wetlands, also known as the East Kolkata Wetlands (22 0 27' N 88 0 27' E), are a complex of natural and human-made wetlands lying east of the city of Calcutta (Kolkata), West Bengal in India. The wetlands cover 125 square kilometers, and include salt marshes and salt meadows, as well as sewage farms and settling ponds. The wetlands are used to treat Kolkata's sewage, and the nutrients contained in the waste water sustain fish farms and agriculture...