Activities of SCOPE

Presenting the East Kolkata Wetlands

The Red Bari is a coffee shop and event hosting space at 18 Sadananda Road near Kalighat. On 9th June, it collaborated with Veditum India Foundation to screen a film Moving upstream: Ganga, and bring together 3 environmental organisations who would present their work and then interact with the audience. SCOPE presented its work, which Read more about Presenting the East Kolkata Wetlands[…]

In search of Kancha Gheri Siphon

On the 25th of May 2024, we embarked on an unforgettable expedition to explore and measure the Kancha Gheri siphon, a vital water distribution system in the East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW). This mechanism directs sewage flow to Tardaha Kapasati Mouza, the largest revenue village among the wetland mouzas in South 24 Parganas, according to the Read more about In search of Kancha Gheri Siphon[…]

Celebrating World Wetlands Day 2024

We celebrated World Wetlands Day with Deshkal Publications this year, and it was very special. We were delighted to accept our partner organisation’s suggestion that we should start initiating an award in the memory of EKW pioneer Dhrubajyoti Ghosh, to be called Dhrubajyoti Ghosh Smriti Purashkar. The award, to be given every alternate year, will Read more about Celebrating World Wetlands Day 2024[…]

Celebrating Wetlands Day on June 16

Very few know that Wetlands Day was first started in Kolkata in 1990, on 16 June. This was 7 years before World Wetlands Day started being celebrated by the Ramsar Secretariat in 1997. On 5 June 1990 ecologist Dhrubajyoti Ghosh received the UN Global 500 Roll of Honour, a recognition given by the United Nations Environment Programme to 500 Read more about Celebrating Wetlands Day on June 16[…]