Research Papers

Is the Jalayukt Shivar Abhiyan just a quick fix to manage droughts?
A research paper argues that quick fix solutions to drought management will not work unless they are backed up by proper planning, implementation, monitoring and regulation of water use. aartikelkar posted 1 year 4 months ago
Quick fix solutions to droughts will not work (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
How do farmers perceive soil erosion?
A study in Telangana argues that farmers’ expertise is important while assessing the severity of soil erosion. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 4 months ago
A farmer in Pochampally (Image:Saurabh Chatterjee, Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Gender in hydropower development: A long way to go
A study finds that hydropower organisations in India continue to maintain a culture of hierarchy, follow masculine norms and are insensitive to the needs of women and the marginalised. aartikelkar posted 1 year 4 months ago
Hirakud, India's oldest dam (Image source: India Water Portal on Flickr)
Adequate water most important for plant diversity
Study shows how rainfall and temperature affect variety of plants in major bio-geographic zones of India priyad posted 1 year 4 months ago
Image used for representational purposes only. Image source: India Water Portal on Flickr
Cultivating more millets to make food production climate resilient in India
A study finds that selectively increasing coarse grains/millets in crop production can greatly help in reducing the negative impacts of climate shocks on future food production in India. aartikelkar posted 1 year 4 months ago
A millet crop ready for harvest in rural India (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Is it all downhill from here for Leh?
Rapid urban growth, scarce water resources and a high risk of natural disasters pose serious challenges for Leh's urban planning and governance. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 4 months ago
The main bazaar of Leh (Image: Christopher Michel, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0)
Glacier melt threatens water reserves in Satluj basin
A new study finds that 55% of the glaciers in the Satluj basin could disappear by 2050 and 97% by 2090 due to climate change. aartikelkar posted 1 year 4 months ago
The Sutlej, from Bilaspur (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Urbanization, changing cropping patterns contributing to temperature rise
Study shows land use changes responsible for higher temperatures priyad posted 1 year 5 months ago
Image credit: Sourabh Phadke from India Water Portal on Flickr
Digging deeper to cope with droughts
A study finds that farmers in south India continue to rely on borewells rather than investing in water conservation structures or demand management strategies to cope with droughts. aartikelkar posted 1 year 5 months ago
Coping with droughts, a challenge for farmers (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Women hold the key to water for food security and nutrition
Study reveals women are central to both food production and preparation, as well as to domestic water provisioning. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 5 months ago
A woman from the Ahir tribe at Chapredi village, east of Bhuj with cotton husks. (Image: Meena Kadri, Flickr Commons, CC BY-ND 2.0