Research Papers

Enabling a transition to responsive forest governance
NGOs involvement in implementation of the FRA provides an extremely valuable support system, study says. Amita Bhaduri posted 8 months ago
The state needs to be highly responsive to the needs of communities during the post-rights recognition phase (Image: Gramvaani)
Clean drinking water: Still a pipe dream for Maharashtra?
While water supply coverage has improved over the years in Maharashtra, why does safe and continuous water supply still remain a distant dream for the state? aartikelkar posted 8 months ago
Har nal me jal, a pipe dream? (Image Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Virtual water and water footprint
How much water do we consume directly and indirectly? aartikelkar posted 8 months 1 week ago
Food wastage also implies wastage of water (Image Source: WOTR)
Clean water, a crucial weapon to combat COVID -19
The recent COVID -19 pandemic highlights the important role that access to clean water can play in dealing with such diseases in the future. aartikelkar posted 8 months 1 week ago
Is our tap water really safe? (Image Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
Outreach of current disaster-related apps in India poor
Technology and crowdsourced data need to play a greater role in disaster management in India. Amita Bhaduri posted 8 months 2 weeks ago
Floods in Uttarakhand in 2013 severely damaged hundreds of villages across Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Tehri regions (Image: Oxfam International, Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Poisonous encounters: Nitrates in drinking water
A study finds that long term exposure to high levels of nitrates in drinking water can lead to health effects such as shorter height or stunting. aartikelkar posted 8 months 2 weeks ago
Polluted drinking water, a grave health hazard (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Women’s involvement in participatory water institutions in Eastern India
A study finds that women’s participation in water management institutions continues to be low in India in spite of the important role that they play in agriculture and irrigation. aartikelkar posted 8 months 3 weeks ago
Women, neglected stakeholders in water management (Photocredit: Makarand Purohit for India Water Portal)
Bringing back the trust: Getting our belief back in public water supply systems
While the government has passed a draft notification to bar use of Reverse Osmosis (RO) purifiers in cities, what does evidence on the ground tell us? aartikelkar posted 8 months 3 weeks ago
Is our tap water really safe? (Image Source: IWP Flickr Photos)
The miserable plight of sanitation workers
A report highlights the dangers for the millions of people who clean toilets, sewers and septic tanks the world over and calls for urgent action. Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months ago
A latrine emptier is lifted out of a pit in Bangalore, India (Image: WaterAid/CS Sharada Prasad)
Suffering in silence: Migrant cane cutters of Maharashtra
Overworked, poorly paid and deprived of any rights, migrant cane cutters, especially women are most vulnerable and continue to suffer from a number of health and security risks. aartikelkar posted 9 months ago
Women workers suffer the most (Image Source: Azhar Feder, Wikimedia Commons-CC-BY-SA-3.0)