Research Papers

Temperatures in India becoming more extreme
A study found that intensification of croplands through replacement of forests can impact long term temperature trends. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 5 months ago
The stretch below the Koyna dam in Satara district looks parched at the end of the summer of 2014 as the reservoirs went dry (Image: Ashwin Arun Yadav, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0)
From water to agriculture, well-being and beyond
While WOTR’s work has contributed to improving SDG outcomes, what are the learnings from the efforts made by the organisation to map and identify the pathways that have brought about this change? aartikelkar posted 1 year 5 months ago
WOTR’s holistic approach integrates environmental, social and development challenges. (Image Source: WOTR)
India, in the eye of a storm!
The incidence and intensity of tropical cyclonic storms during monsoons is increasing in India. Can historical analysis help understand and cope with them better? aartikelkar posted 1 year 5 months ago
A cyclonic storm that hit India in 2016 (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Climate change real, warns Pangi tribe
The effects of climate change are felt by the indigenous communities residing in the Himalayan region. How are they coping with these changes? aartikelkar posted 1 year 5 months ago
Chandrabhaga river through Pangi valley, Himachal Pradesh (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Food security with flood, drought-resistant rice crops
New drought and flood tolerant rice varieties can ease water constraints and ensure food security, study says. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 5 months ago
Determining the long-term effects of the flood-tolerant rice variety Swarna-Sub1. (Image: Centre for Effective Global Action)
GHG emissions, water footprints of dietary patterns
Rice-based diets had higher emissions but wheat-based diets used more water, says study. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 5 months ago
As India continues in its nutrition transition, people currently consuming the rice and low diversity pattern will be likely to adopt more diverse diets (Image: Senthil T S K, Wikimedia Commons)
Caste and farmer’s access to quality information
A study finds that farmers from socially-marginalised castes continue to be disadvantaged in accessing agricultural extension services. aartikelkar posted 1 year 5 months ago
Access to information helps improve crop output among farmers. (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Environmental implications of Pancheshwar dam
A study assesses risks associated with Pancheshwar dam in the light of environmental impact observed for the Tehri project. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 6 months ago
The proposed Pancheshwar dam raises concern about safety due to seismicity, slope instability and large sediment mobilization. (Image: Vimal Bhai)
Borewells: Boon or bane for women?
A study shows that although borewells have improved women’s access to water in the short term, they have increased water insecurity and the suffering of women in the long term. aartikelkar posted 1 year 6 months ago
Collecting water, a daily backbreaking task of women. (Image Source: India Water Portal)
What happens when you throw away pencil cells?
Study reveals how tossing of dry cell batteries in our dustbins poisons the environment. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 year 6 months ago
The evolving framework of end-of-life battery management could be inclusive of the informal chain of collectors and segregators. (Image: Toxics Link)