Success Stories and Case Studies

Bundelkhand women forge friendships for water
Women are not only responsible for water but they also face the brunt of water scarcity. Watch the video to find out what happens when these women become 'Jal Sahelis' (water friends). sabitakaushal posted 4 years 8 months ago
Water Literacy campaign for Jal Sahelis (Source: Parmarth Samaj Sevi Sansthan)
Jharkhand's octogenarian water warrior
Simon Oraon, leading a people’s movement to save water and forests in Ranchi, Jharkhand Amita Bhaduri posted 4 years 9 months ago
A water body revived at Bedo, Ranchi
Floating gardens for the landless
Flood affected areas in coastal Odisha have adopted new ways of farming. Called floating gardens, these have the scope to reduce the food insecurities of the landless poor. makarandpurohit posted 4 years 9 months ago
Women working on a floating garden (Source: RCDC)
Can recurring droughts in Maharashtra be offset by participatory groundwater management (PGWM)?
Three different methods using PGWM that resulted in better water management demonstrate that hydrogeology can become a catalyst for villages to come together to plan and achieve water security. aartikelkar posted 4 years 10 months ago
The role of PGWM to deal with droughts in Maharashtra (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Lessons on ecology from the Apatani tribe in Ziro Valley
The Apatani tribe in Arunachal Pradesh is known for its paddy cum fish agriculture. They practice this as well as other sustainable water management techniques that allow them to coexist and thrive. Usha Dewani posted 4 years 10 months ago
Rice fields at Ziro valley with sacred groves in the backdrop
Right information and collective strength of people triumph!
The film titled 'A Hand Pump' tells the story of the villagers of Padapadar, Odisha and their struggle to finally get their right to safe drinking water. makarandpurohit posted 4 years 10 months ago
A hand-pump installed at Padapadar village
WASH Educators Training (WET 2016) by VIKSAT
The training is directed towards creating and nurturing a cadre of young educators for better understanding of water and WASH issues. Ramesh Gadhvi posted 4 years 11 months ago
Tackling water salinity in Mewat, Haryana
Lalit Mohan Sharma of Sehgal Foundation, Gurgaon speaks to India Water Portal about innovative solutions to sail through Mewat's water crisis. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years ago
Tackling salinity in Mewat (Source: Lalit Mohan Sharma)
Sunny balconies and hanging gardens in Goa
Terrace kitchen gardens are slowly making their mark in the tourist hotspot. A couple helps those interested in organic farming either find good farmers or become one themselves! chicu posted 5 years ago
Karan and Yogita at a workshop on organic container kitchen gardening
Ponds--once a lifeline of India's agriculture--are being revived by some Punjab farmers
Farm ponds, rediscovered by a few farmers in Patiala, could be the answer to the state's growing groundwater crisis as they can harvest rainwater and cushion against flooding. Manu Moudgil posted 5 years ago
Harmesh Singh has taken to rainwater harvesting on his farm since the groundwater has gone down.