Climate Change Adaptation


The Climate Change Adaptation project is being implemented in 72 villages of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh covering an area of 44,772 ha (447 sq.kms), directly benefitting 71,541 people.

Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Project

Besides watershed development, WOTR is introducing new elements such as agro-meteorology for tracking weather patterns at the village level leading to generation of advisories to farmers on what steps to take in emergency conditions. This is also linked to water budgeting, crop planning, adaptive and sustainable agronomic practices and irrigation management. Added to this, WOTR integrates biodiversity concerns in all its activities and encourages alternate energy to meet some of rural energy requirements. Overlaying these initiatives is a native focus on securing sustainable livelihood opportunities together with market linkages for people in these areas. Advanced project management and GIS-based systems are also being deployed so as to track progress, capture results and identify impacts.

The intervention seeks to develop the knowledge, strategies, approaches, measures and processes that enable vulnerable communities to cope with and adapt to the impending impacts of Climate Change in a manner which can be widely adoptable, replicable and scalable.

The objective is to improve the adaptive capacities of rural communities to respond to the effects of emerging climate changes by regenerating the eco-systems they live in, diversifying livelihood sources in order to reduce risks, and adopting new agricultural and renewable energy technologies.


Climate Change Adaptation (CCA)  Brochure


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People Speak

  • Dr. C. Suvarna @ WOTR Colloquium – 2012

  • Prof. Madhav Gadgil @ WOTR Colloquium – 2012

  • Anand Patwardhan @ WOTR Colloquium – 2012

  • Vandana Chavan @ WOTR Colloquium – 2012


WOTR is supported and partnered in these efforts by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).