Roadmap for nature-based and climate resilient livelihoods in Maharashtra
State-level consultation on a roadmap for nature-based and climate resilient livelihoods in Maharashtra ends with a consensus.
Posted on 23 Mar, 2021 03:38 PM

Pune-based NGO, Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR), in consultation with several experts, from the public, civil society and private sector, arrived at a joint statement on an ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change in Maharashtra in Pune, on February 17th, 2021.

Nature based climate resilient livelihoods (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Using music to build water positive villages
A campaign tries to make watershed development work a citizens movement. Posted on 24 Mar, 2020 10:19 AM

An inspiration called Kumbharwadi in the rain-shadow region of Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra is one of the many successful stories of water stressed villages that were transformed by Paani Ka Teeka’s knowledge partner – Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR), a Pune based non-profit.

Kumbharwadi in 1998 - A bleak scenario

Women drawing water from a village well. Prior to watershed development and integrated water management, scarcity of water was a way of life for the people of Kumbharwadi (Image: WOTR)
Khadkipada, Maharashtra - A tale of development, an account of transformation - A film by WOTR on the Water Channel
This is the story of the journey of a tribal village, from darkness towards the light. Distress migration, indebtedness to money-lenders, ill health and illiteracy was a way of life.
Posted on 26 May, 2011 01:42 PM



Purushwadi, Maharashtra - from parched land to fertile fields: a case study by WOTR
This case study by WOTR deals with the changes that watershed development brings into lives of people, represented through model villages, one of them being Purushwadi, Maharashtra
Posted on 08 May, 2009 12:37 PM

To develop a watershed means, conventionally, to treat this whole area in such a way so as to conserve and nurture the natural resources of the area. These natural resources chiefly include the soil and water.