Success Stories and Case Studies

More people should use this zero sewage discharge toilet
The three-decade old 'Gramkranti Eco-Bio Toilet' doesn't pollute or need a septic tank or a sewage network. In fact, its output is a nutrient-rich liquid that can be used as a pesticide! sabitakaushal posted 5 years ago
The team: Sanjay Joshi (left) and Ravindra Ganorkar (Source: Nivedita Khandekar)
High pressure recharge well to the rescue of school children in Mewat, Haryana
An innovative rainwater harvesting structure stores sweet rainwater below the ground, within a saline aquifer. aartikelkar posted 5 years ago
School children of Sukhpuri reap the benefit of HPRW (Source: Sumathi Sivam)
What it takes to clean India
A village school in Madhya Pradesh deals with the micro-realities of the area and gets out of a sanitation crisis. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years ago
Sewage water filter assembly in the school
Rooftop rainwater harvesting at Chhattisgarh school reduces absenteeism
The film “Rainwater Harvesting: From books to fields”, showcases how rooftop rainwater harvesting can also bring about social and economic change. makarandpurohit posted 5 years ago
Rainwater harvesting tank at Madiya Kachar village school
Sustainable practices in slash-and-burn lands in Nagaland
Jhum or shifting cultivation has been criticised regarding its ecological and economic impacts. UNDP takes on the challenge by introducing integrated farm development practices. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years ago
Shifting cultivation lands (Source: Prashant N S, 2006, Wikimedia)
Water warriors – Stories on people and their relationship with water
The stories in this yearbook highlight efforts by rural and urban communities across India to take back ownership of their water resources. Swati Bansal posted 5 years 1 month ago
Prayers on the bank of the Kshipra
After Cyclone Aila, farming nurtures food, faith in Sunderbans
In 2009, Cyclone Aila caused significant damage to livelihoods in the Sunderbans. While saline soil is subversive to agriculture in the area, integrated farming gives many the courage to start afresh. Usha Dewani posted 5 years 1 month ago
Seed-banks are an effective instrument to preserve local varieties and keep people together
Ice Stupas: Water conservation in the land of the Buddha
As Ladakh faces water scarcity, the Ice Stupa project aims to overcome this in an innovative manner--through the making of vertical ice mountains. sabitakaushal posted 5 years 2 months ago
Ice Stupa: Made from artificial glaciers, they store wasting winter water that melts & feeds farms when water is scarce (Source: The Ice Stupa Project)
A pond comes to life
Hundreds of villagers pitched in to revive a village pond at Bapugaon, a village in Rajasthan, to make it water and food secure. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years 2 months ago
More than just physical rehabilitation of a water body, says Kalyan ji of Bapugaon
Piped water scheme changes the lives of Odisha villagers
Bandhabhuin village went from having 1 handpump for 400 people to 7, toilet facilities in 55% of the houses and had an overall improvement in its social and economic fabric. makarandpurohit posted 5 years 2 months ago
Anup Munda showing his functional toilet at Bandha Bhuin