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March 19, 2022 Women make strides in mainstreaming climate adaptation approaches on the ground
Kalyani Dash works with 150 households in the village directly and trains them on chemical-free farming techniques, water secure crop production, efficient water use in agriculture for a sustainable farming future as well as kitchen and nutrition gardening. (Image: FES)
March 6, 2022 Model used to explore consequences of different crop choices on income, gender-specific labour, use of inputs and markets
Promoting socially inclusive and sustainable agricultural intensification in West Bengal and Bangladesh (Image: ACIAR)
December 11, 2021 Water remains inaccessible to the urban poor in the city of Mumbai as it continues to focus on developing new infrastructure to meet its very high per capita water needs. Why is this so?
Thirsty cities and the invisible poor  (Image Source: Aathavan Jaffna via Wikimedia Commons)
December 6, 2021 Will it be possible to ensure equity and justice while balancing climate action goals with economic progress?
Taking everyone along while achieving a balance between economic growth and climate goals is crucial (Image Source:  Good Energies)
December 2, 2021 Public toilets and choice of work for women
Separation between women and men’s toilets (Image: Rajesh Pamnani; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
August 24, 2021 Need to place "gender" at the centre of both international and national water and sanitation agenda
Women fetching water in Rajasthan (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Harnessing energy from wind
Study looks at critical aspects of wind power development Posted on 20 Sep, 2022 10:24 PM

India’s ever-increasing energy demand is putting a heavy load on energy generating agencies. Shifting towards renewable energy entails a series of judicious steps in consultation with the government bodies, energy developers, market valuation, and consumers.

Over 23% of India's energy production comes through renewable energy sources (Image: Eric Wilde, Wikimedia Commons)
Promoting the use of Bheel language in emerging social media spaces
Languages of indigenous people have faced government neglect Posted on 30 Aug, 2022 06:53 PM

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed the period between 2022 and 2032 as the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, to “draw global attention to the critical situation of many indigenous languages and t

The studio of 'Bheel Voice' has been built in the traditional architectural style of the Bhil Adivasis (Image: Khedut Mazdoor Chetna Sangath)
Women at the frontline of climate change adaptation
Women make strides in mainstreaming climate adaptation approaches on the ground Posted on 19 Mar, 2022 04:23 PM

Kalyani Dash, Soudamini Rout, and Gita Rani Satpathy are three women from Odisha w

Kalyani Dash works with 150 households in the village directly and trains them on chemical-free farming techniques, water secure crop production, efficient water use in agriculture for a sustainable farming future as well as kitchen and nutrition gardening. (Image: FES)
Impact of climate change on agricultural livelihoods of women
Arthan and JustJobs Network organised a forum to discuss climate change through the lens of gender equality Posted on 11 Mar, 2022 06:39 PM

The aim of the forum was to discuss the impact of climate change on agricultural livelihoods of women. The forum threw light on the deep disparities between the work women have access to relative to men and the significant gender gap prevailing amongst agricultural casual workers. Women’s wages are at least 30 percent lower than male wages.

A pearl millet farmer with part of her harvest (Image: ICRISAT, CC BY-NC 2.0)
A tool for crop choice integrates gender and farmer's preferences
Model used to explore consequences of different crop choices on income, gender-specific labour, use of inputs and markets Posted on 06 Mar, 2022 10:55 AM

An inclusive participatory approach to facilitate the inclusion of marginalised individuals and groups, including women and the very poor, in agricultural intensification processes was developed as a part of a project undertaken in West Bengal, India and Bangladesh

Promoting socially inclusive and sustainable agricultural intensification in West Bengal and Bangladesh (Image: ACIAR)
Revival of a tribal practice for water resource development
Collective action for water resource development through Halma Posted on 15 Feb, 2022 09:00 AM

There are over 705 ethnic groups, which are recognized as Scheduled Tribes in India (International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, 2020). These groups have their own unique Gods, beliefs, rituals, practices, and social systems.

The tightly knit tribal society also advocates community action for solving issues (Image: AKRSP)
Women and men’s differentiated vulnerability to disasters
The latest issue of Southasiadisasters.net focuses on the intersectionality of women-led disaster preparedness and resilience Posted on 06 Feb, 2022 10:28 PM

Exposure to disaster risk is often dictated by social constructs such as gender, class, race, sexual orientation, etc. The overlap and interconnectedness of these constructs are known as ‘intersectionality’.

Woman trying to reach home during Cyclone Aila in 2009 (Image: Anil Gulati, India Water Portal Flickr)
Tools and opportunities for climate action
While the shift to a low carbon world is essential, it is crucial that it is just and equitable and that it presents everyone with equal access to tools and opportunities to make a difference. Posted on 24 Jan, 2022 08:34 PM

The threat of climate change is real

Solve Ninjas at work (Image Source: Reap Benefit)
Book review: Water conflicts and resistance
Issues and challenges in South Asia, a region where water sharing is more than a mere physical allocation of water Posted on 09 Jan, 2022 10:22 AM

This book starts by stressing that existing freshwater resources are expected to meet only 60 per cent of the global water demand by 2030 (p. 1), making the prospects of conflict both real and global concern.

Water conflicts pose a challenge to India's river water governance (Image: sarangib, Pixabay)
Periurban waterscapes of Hyderabad
The growth of high rise buildings that hold the promise of assured water supply in Hyderabad has led to increasing water stress in periurban areas, from where water is sourced. Posted on 02 Jan, 2022 10:34 PM

Hyderabad, envisioned as a high tech city, is growing rapidly. The city is gradually being transformed into high rise urban buildings that boast of uninterrupted supply of basic infrastructural services such as free or subsidised water supply, to attract private investments and generate further growth.

Parched periurban areas cry for attention (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
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