The city of Kochi is facing unique water related problems like continued increase in population due to urbanization and industrialization which is causing severe decline in the quality and quantity of water. It is against this background that the budget of the Kochi Municipal Corporation for the year 2014-2015 decided to have a local water policy for Kochi to deal with the water crisis in the city. This is a first time ever in India that a local self government is developing its own local water policy under the purview of the National and State water policies.

The c-hed was assigned to coordinate and facilitate the formulation of this policy. In this regard, a scientific study of the quality of water was conducted along with a water audit.  The report was handed over to the Kochi Municipal Corporation on 03/10/2015.