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May 26, 2021 India needs water professionals to manage its water resources locally to be water secure. This needs focus and investment. Now.
Frontline workers get trained and acquire invaluable skills in the process of fulfilling their roles within one or multiple programs
May 18, 2021 Income loss top concern for rural communities, says study
Must have protocols for timely action and outreach in times of need (Image: DMD, Government of Bihar)
May 17, 2021 Practitioner's experiences in tackling the second wave in Indian villages
There is a need to strengthen the capacities of ASHA workers, and other healthcare and grassroots workers. (Image: DMD, Government of Bihar)
October 25, 2019 Groundwater use has doubled in Pune. Comprehensive mapping of groundwater resources and better management and governance is the need of the hour.
Groundwater, an exploited resource (Image Source: India Water Portal)
October 24, 2019 An intern with Watershed Organisation Trust narrates his field experience from the villages of Madhya Pradesh, where farmers are using farm ponds to conserve water.
A farm pond constructed by Sheshrao Dhurve in Karaghat Kamti village of Madhya Pradesh
Thirsty for change
Empowering women to be decision-makers in managing water Amita Bhaduri posted 1 week ago

In June 2021, UNDP felicitated 41 Women Water Champions for their remarkable contributions to water conservation efforts in the country.

Laichi Bai Uike takes lead to construct boribund on streams to harvest water (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
Championing community mobilisation to conserve water resources
Farmers switch over to millets in this semi-arid village in Andhra Pradesh due to the efforts of a woman water champion. Amita Bhaduri posted 2 weeks 2 days ago

Water security has been one of India’s biggest challenges, with millions of Indians not having access to clean and adequate supply of water.

FES community resource person Pareshamma interacting with farmers on water conservation practices at Thamballapalle village in Chittoor district (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
Atmanirbhar Krishi App launched to equip farmers with weather insights
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 2 weeks 5 days ago

Atmanirbhar Krishi App launched to make weather insights handy for farmers

Agricultural activities in semi-arid region of Tamil Nadu (Source: IWP Flickr Photos))
Aspirational Districts Programme, a successful model of local development, says UNDP report
India’s tap water supply increases four-fold in 117 aspirational districts Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month ago

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India released an independent appraisal report on the Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) recently. The report captures the progress of the flagship initiative and recommendations for further improvements.

UNDP India released an appraisal report on transformation of 112 most backward districts recently (Image: Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)
Dealing with droughts
There are many reasons why we see more droughts in India these days. Here is all the information that you need to know droughts better. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 month 1 week ago

Droughts are one of the most feared natural calamities in India impacting food production, the economy as well as the morale of millions of farmers in a cou

India will see more droughts in the future. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Four north-western states and UTs to achieve 'Har Ghar Jal' status by 2022
Policy matters this fortnight Swati Bansal posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Centre to allocate Rs 8,216.25 crore for four north-western states and UTs under Jal Jeevan Mission

A woman climbs up a water tank to fetch water due to lack of access to pipe water connection (Image Source: India Water Portal Flickr Album)
Investing in “Local Water Professionals” for the country’s water security
India needs water professionals to manage its water resources locally to be water secure. This needs focus and investment. Now. Swati Bansal posted 2 months ago

For decades, governments, philanthropies, CSRs and CSOs have been exploring ways to ensure water security for both lifeline activities and livelihoods.

Frontline workers get trained and acquire invaluable skills in the process of fulfilling their roles within one or multiple programs
Fostering rural livelihoods post COVID
Income loss top concern for rural communities, says study Amita Bhaduri posted 2 months 1 week ago

As per a new study conducted by the Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) and IIMPACT, an NGO loss of income and livelihood are among the top concerns for rural communities struggling to cope with the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Must have protocols for timely action and outreach in times of need (Image: DMD, Government of Bihar)
Rural realities amid second COVID surge
Practitioner's experiences in tackling the second wave in Indian villages Amita Bhaduri posted 2 months 1 week ago

The second wave of COVID-19 has now spread to the rural pockets of the country at a much faster rate than it did during the first wave of the outbreak.

There is a need to strengthen the capacities of ASHA workers, and other healthcare and grassroots workers. (Image: DMD, Government of Bihar)
Human-tiger conflict in Panna
Resolving water conflict without harm to humans or animals Amita Bhaduri posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

Panna Tiger Reserve located in the Vindhyan mountain range in Madhya Pradesh is spread over 542.67 square kilometres. The climate in Panna is warm and temperate.

Human animal conflict has negative consequences for both people, their resources and animals (Image: Wikimedia Commons)