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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
Disabled, elderly, and vulnerable will soon have easy access to piped water
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 25 Aug, 2022 02:40 PM

Centre releases draft guidelines of piped water supply for disabled, elderly and vulnerable groups

A child having disability. Photo for representation only. (Image Source: IWP Flickr photos)
The missing frontline worker
India is gearing up to take water to every rural household, but a crucial community connection is missing! Posted on 03 Aug, 2022 02:52 AM

Nobody on the frontline

There is a war going on. The generals are plotting. The armoury is ready. Lands are to be won. The people are all charged up. But there is one problem. Maybe it's a big one. There is nobody on the frontline.

The frontline worker, a crucial but missing link in the water space (Image Source: Sunderrajan Krishnan)
Cabinet approves revamping of the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan
Policy matter this fortnight Posted on 19 Apr, 2022 01:34 PM

To help rural India achieve SDGs, Cabinet approves Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

Govt to help rural India achieve key targets of UN SDGs (Image source: IWP Flickr photo). Image for representation only
Centre launches Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain campaign, 2022
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 06 Apr, 2022 10:24 AM

Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain campaign, 2022 launched during the 3rd National Water Awards

Catch the rain where it falls, when it fall (Image source: IWP Flickr album). Photo for representation only
Haryana ranks third in providing tap water to all rural households
News this fortnight Posted on 19 Oct, 2021 06:16 PM

Haryana comes third in providing tap water to rural households under Jal Jeevan Mission

Women filling water from a tap (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Reviving traditional water harvesting structures
A CSO-led holistic tank rehabilitation initiative launched in 2017 to restore the Chandela and Bundela tanks to their ancient glory Posted on 24 Aug, 2021 11:10 PM

150 years ago, no government system anywhere in the world was responsible for water supply.

Kishanpura tank, Tikamgarh district, Madhya Pradesh (Image: Strategy document BIWAL)
Empowering women to be water stewards
Women work on demystifying technologies in a remote Rajasthan village Posted on 07 Aug, 2021 12:53 PM

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

Gayatri's efforts helped women get together and work on water management for the well being of a community (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
Thirsty for change
Empowering women to be decision-makers in managing water Posted on 22 Jul, 2021 12:25 PM

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. Posted on 16 Jul, 2021 12:59 PM

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 Posted on 13 Jul, 2021 11:10 AM

Atmanirbhar Krishi App launched to make weather insights handy for farmers

Agricultural activities in semi-arid region of Tamil Nadu (Source: IWP Flickr Photos))