The water sector remains male dominated at different scales, from engineers and technocrats responsible for designing irrigation systems, to upper caste and upper class men who decide on the location of canals, borewells, tanks, and other water systems at the grassroots level.
India Water Portal is an open, inclusive website that shares knowledge and resources on water, sanitation, agriculture, the environment, climate change, ecology and related themes and issues in India. The Portal is managed and coordinated by Arghyam, a non profit organisation that works in water and sanitation in India.
India Water Portal is partnering with a host of other NGOs for The Great WASH Yatra, a traveling carnival with WASH (WAter, Sanitation & Hygiene) themed rides, games and performances that will travel from Bihar to Gujarat from October 2nd to November 19th 2012. Along the way the Yatra will journey to 8 locations in 5 states, culminating in a closing event in on World Toilet Day on November 19th 2012.