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September 4, 2021 Committed to use the power of all forms of communication to bring about behavioral change and transformation at scale
Villagers participating in shramdaan for making watershed structures (Image: Paani Foundation)
September 1, 2021 Best practices for holistic urban water management in Chennai Metropolitan Area
These bright plastic jugs are ubiquitous in Chennai and Tamil Nadu. (Image: McKay Savage, Flickr Commons; CC BY 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)
July 29, 2021 Experiences from participatory groundwater management efforts in Maharashtra
Unless work on managing the demand is undertaken, the notion of ‘infinite’ groundwater will be hard to address. (Image: Rucha Deshmukh, ACWADAM)
July 18, 2021 A new report on a baseline assessment of waste in Haridwar and Rishikesh, two major Ganga cities in Uttarakhand tries to characterize solid and plastic waste
There is a need to develop a robust methodology for inventorizing waste (Image:  Prylarer, Pixabay)
July 8, 2021 A compilation of different state level solar irrigation policies provides a quick snapshot of institutional development of solar irrigation in India.
Different solar irrigation policies in India (Image: IWMI)
Lift irrigation cooperatives provide irrigation to tribal drylands
Existing government schemes and programmes offer good potential for scale-up these cooperatives in various states Amita Bhaduri posted 2 weeks 3 days ago

The earliest known civilizations settled around rivers as they provided access to the water needed for cultivating crops. Over time, humans learnt to control the flow of water by the construction of barriers across the direction of the river flow.

Simalaghasi check dam across Panam river, Dahod constructed by NM Sadguru Water and Development Foundation (Image: NM Sadguru Water and Development Foundation)
How Paani Foundation harnesses the power of communication for social transformation
Committed to use the power of all forms of communication to bring about behavioral change and transformation at scale Amita Bhaduri posted 2 weeks 6 days ago

Paani Foundation was created in 2016, with the vision of making Maharashtra drought-free. From 2016 to 2019, Paani Foundation organized four Water Cup competitions, whose main objective was to make villages water secure through watershed development.

Villagers participating in shramdaan for making watershed structures (Image: Paani Foundation)
Study calls for securing water sustainability in Chennai
Best practices for holistic urban water management in Chennai Metropolitan Area Amita Bhaduri posted 3 weeks 2 days ago

Water stress has specifically magnified for metropolitan cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, etc.

These bright plastic jugs are ubiquitous in Chennai and Tamil Nadu. (Image: McKay Savage, Flickr Commons; CC BY 2.0)
Participatory irrigation management brings water back to communities
A case study that documents canal repair experiences and showcases strategy approaches and lessons from the field. Swati Bansal posted 4 weeks ago

​This case study documents the experiences of Canal Repairing of Pawla MI Tank in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra. It highlights the approach strategies applied by the Development Support Centre (DSC) and the lessons learnt from field implementation.

Evening Dialogue on Community Governance on Canal Irrigation Management (Source: Development Support Center)
Gender-sensitive water management: A cornerstone for equitable outcomes
Need to place "gender" at the centre of both international and national water and sanitation agenda Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month ago

Women and young girls fetching water from distant sources, walking miles, carrying loads on the head, some pots precariously placed at their waist is a familiar scene, especially in low and medium-income countries where water scarcity is high.

Women fetching water in Rajasthan (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Report identifies 15 high-potential actions for cities to adapt to climate risks
Cities need to identify the most promising systemic and hazard-specific actions Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

As cities around the world face a growing climate crisis, McKinsey Sustainability and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group has released a new report called

Cities are a key contributor to climate change and are responsible for 75 percent of global CO2 emissions (Image: The Digital Artist, Pixabay)
Demystifying groundwater for collective action
Experiences from participatory groundwater management efforts in Maharashtra Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

India is the largest user of groundwater in the world. Agriculture, rural and urban domestic water supply and increasingly industries are shaping the dependency on groundwater.

Unless work on managing the demand is undertaken, the notion of ‘infinite’ groundwater will be hard to address. (Image: Rucha Deshmukh, ACWADAM)
Promoting women's leadership in water management
Bhilwara woman recognised for her exemplary work in water governance and community engagement. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

Women Water Champions is an initiative by National Water Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti, the Government of India, UNDP India and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to underscore the critical role

Sarjubai's journey of working at the grassroots in improving access to water commons (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
Assessing waste in Ganga cities
A new report on a baseline assessment of waste in Haridwar and Rishikesh, two major Ganga cities in Uttarakhand tries to characterize solid and plastic waste Amita Bhaduri posted 2 months ago

International Forum for Environment, Sustainability & Technology (iF

There is a need to develop a robust methodology for inventorizing waste (Image:  Prylarer, Pixabay)
Building leadership of women at the grassroots
A training guide for women's leadership school Amita Bhaduri posted 2 months 1 week ago

Women in rural India are always at an added disadvantage due to low literacy levels and socio-cultural norms characterized by inequitable access to resources. This automatically translates into reduced self-esteem and poor levels of confidence.

Empowering women to become agents of their own development (Image: Debika Goswami)
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