Courses, Toolkits, Manuals, Guides and Handbooks

Grappling with disaster risks
A handbook on India’s disaster management Posted on 21 Feb, 2022 08:18 PM

Given its geographic and climatic diversity, India is exposed to a variety of hazards that have forced its governments and communities to address risk, adapt to threats, and improve disaster resilience.

A flood damaged road alongside the River Alaknanda in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand on June 18, 2013 (Image: AFP Photo/ Indian Army; Flickr Commons)
Training course: Gravity Pipe Networks (GPNs) using EPANET
Water and Livelihoods Foundation (WLF) offers this training course to develop optimal plans of GPNs using EPANET
Posted on 21 Feb, 2022 03:48 PM

About the course: 

Meandering and babbling natural streams and springs through hills offer a beautiful scenery. But the same could also be a source of despair for the tribal farmers in the neighborhoods, if their crops wither due to lack of life-saving irrigation water.

Kudrati kheti (natural farming) - A manual in Hindi
Farming the natural way - going back to the age old traditions and practices Posted on 01 Sep, 2021 05:04 PM

This manual (third edition) in Hindi developed by Rajinder Chaudhary on natural farming, also known as organic, zero budget or alternative farming, is an attempt to spread awareness among Indian farmers about the above sustainable agriculture methods.

Online Water Quality Management Course
This online course on Water Quality Management (WQM) is being organized by INREM Foundation along with Water Quality Network. The course is aimed at equipping participants towards the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) program.
Posted on 26 Jul, 2021 04:58 PM
Understanding Atal Bhujal Yojana through the program guidelines
The program envisages promoting panchayat led groundwater management and behavioural change with a primary focus on demand-side management. Posted on 10 Aug, 2020 03:59 PM

Groundwater fulfills the drinking water requirements of nearly 85% and 50% of the rural and urban Indian population, respectively. 65% of the total irrigated area utilizes groundwater. It also caters to the water needs of the industrial sector in India.

Community participation is expected to facilitate bottom-up groundwater planning process to improve the effectiveness of public financing and align implementation of various government programs on groundwater in the participating states (Image: Water Alternatives, Flickr Commons)
ACWADAM's online foundation course on groundwater management
Given the COVID-19 crisis and travel restrictions, ACWADAM will continue in its conduct of the foundation course on groundwater through an adapted online version.
Posted on 05 Jul, 2020 05:25 PM

The timetable of the event has been attached below.

Developing an effective participatory groundwater monitoring program at village level
Issues in groundwater management and recharge have been dealt with in a series of booklets as a part of the MARVI project. Posted on 16 May, 2020 03:52 PM

The ‘Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention’ (MARVI) project is being undertaken since February 2012 with the overall aim to improve the security of irrigation water supplies and enhance livelihood opportunities for rural communities in India.

One of the Bhujal Jankaars measuring groundwater levels manually (Image: Basant Maheshwari)
Basics of COVID-19 by Sphere India COVID-19 Academy
An online platform that aims to build capacities of volunteers and outreach workers across India on a range of orientation and technical sessions related to COVID-19 response.
Posted on 09 Apr, 2020 05:01 PM

About the course:

The COVID-19 Academy is a joint initiative of NDMA, UNICEF, WHO and Sphere India. It is an online platform that aims to build capacities of volunteers and outreach workers across India on a range of orientation and technical sessions related to COVID-19 response.

Content Library: Groundwater management
A comprehensive library of video content on Participatory GroundWater Management Posted on 10 Feb, 2020 10:11 AM

Participatory GroundWater Management (PGWM) - at its core believes in weaving together scientific and traditional groundwater management methods and making communities the champion of their water resources. 

Women drawing water from a beri (Image: IWP Flickr)
Training course on Data Analysis, Visualization and Interpretation
The four day training programme organised by Water and Livelihood Foundation is a basic skills course for NGOs in the water and related sectors.
Posted on 21 Oct, 2019 05:50 PM

Objectives of the course:

To equip the participants with essential techniques of data analysis using simple graphical, deterministic and statistical tools.

Course content:

Techniques and methods of handling following types of data encountered frequently by NGO workers: