As part of Paaristhithikam 2021-2022 a community meeting for the people of Kottickal Panchayat was conducted at Triveni Library hall on 22nd January 2023. The meeting was hosted for sharing the live experiences of the community with the Manimala River. The meeting was begun with the introduction of the project "Manimala river flood disaster management and sustainable land usage" by Dr. Punnen Kurian, Secretary of, Tropical Institute of Ecological Sciences. A total of 11 participants took part in the meeting, which includes Mr. Sajimon, Kottickal Panchayat President; Mr. K. S Mohanan, Vikasana Samithi Chairperson; Mr. Jacob George, Library Council Chairperson; Former Panchayat President Mr. P. K Sunny, and few senior citizens from the locality. All participants shared their valuable experiences and also mentioned the present situation of the Manimala River. They gave suggestions for disaster management too.