Feature by the International Science Council about the impacts of TAPESTRY’s work in Mumbai.
Mumbai is a mega coastal city in western India largely reclaimed from the sea. The city faces many uncertainties, including urban development projects which threaten ecosystems and the livelihoods of long-established Koli fishing communities.
Facing the dual threat of climate change and human disturbance, Mumbai – and the world – should listen to its fishing communities
Through our work with the Koli community, we have seen how their response to human threats has the potential to create a city more resilient to environmental change.
Catching plastic: Mumbai’s Koli community uses fishing-nets to tackle pollution
Report and video about a successful test of fishing nets to catch plastic pollution in creeks in Mumbai.
Towards a sustainable seafood diet – taking cues from the Koli lifestyle
Changing diets are putting pressures on Mumbai’s marine ecosystem and fish stocks. Learning from the seasonal food cultures of traditional Koli fishers could help.
‘Rising waters, sinking city’: multimedia documentary
Indian magazine The Quint features a multimedia documentary about rising tides in Mumbai, focusing on the experiences of traditional fishers … More
What difference has Covid-19 made to uncertainty in marginal environments?
A journal article explores how Covid-19 has added to uncertainties in coastal marginal environments, and the contrasting responses from ‘above’ and ‘below’.
Through the Eyes of the Kolis: A reflection on Mumbai’s past, present & future
21 August 2021 at 17.00 – 18.30 (India Time) A talk and an open discussion on the future of the … More
Transforming Environments from the Bottom Up – Examples from Marginal Environments in India
18 January 2021 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm This is the first of two virtual sessions convened by the … More
Sharing knowledge instead of food: TAPESTRY at the Versova Koli Seafood Festival
The TAPESTRY project is working in three different sites across India, creating opportunities for interactions with communities in marginalised environments … More
Cities, Uncertainty and Systems Change
Depending who and where you are in the world, you will be experiencing the effects of climate change differently. Here … More