Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) for building resilience to COVID-19 in rural Maharashtra

On May 1, 2020, WOTR brought together a diverse range of stakeholders including policy makers, government officials, researchers, corporate donor representatives, and development practitioners for a half-day virtual workshop in order to reach a consensus on Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) for building resilience to COVID-19 in rural Maharashtra.

Highlights of WOTR's COVID-19 Relief Activities - May 8 2020

Since the lockdown was implemented on March 24, 2020, WOTR has been working at the frontlines, across seven states in India, being a source of support for the rural communities, especially farmers in these difficult times. We present to you a snapshot of our work — the relief measures we are undertaking on the ground to arrest the losses incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic.

World Water Day 2020

Every year March 22 is observed as World Water Day as a means of focusing attention on the importance of water and advocating for the sustainable management of water resources. This year the theme for the day is " Water and Climate Change" and we all know how these two are inextricably linked.

Special feature 'Contributing to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda: From water to agriculture, well-being and beyond' published in the India Water Portal

In this special feature published in the India Water Portal, WOTR's Arjuna Srinidhi (Senior Researcher, Climate policy), Marcella D'Souza (Director, WOTR Centre for Resilience Studies) and Crispino Lobo (Manging Trustee) discuss learnings and experiences from WOTR's efforts towards reporting on SDG targets.

Ferrocement Check Dams

The article ‘Innovating for water security: Ferrocement Checkdams in Jalna District, Maharashtra’ gives an account of WOTR’s resourcefulness in building a ferrocement checkdam. In Adgaon village of Bhokdardan WOTR, with multiple discussions with community members about how to deal with the issue of water scarcity, came up with a solution of building ferrocement checkdam.

An article "Letzter Ausweg: Suizid" featured in

There is an urgent need to create mechanisms to empower widows in Yavatmal and Vidarbha, and give them the support they need to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward. However, such initiatives are rare. One of the few such projects for the welfare of the helpless women is run by Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) and its sister organization Sampada Trust.

WOTR's article "Plasticulture: Should we continue with it?" featured in Terra Green, August 2018 issue

Plasticulture is the application of plastics in agricultural cultivation and is fast becoming the most sought-after technique to augment farm yields and farm income. But, there is also a flip side as dangerous toxins released from the polyethylene film can remain in the soil for centuries leading to intense plastic pollution in the agricultural domain.