Water Management

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November 6, 2022 A film that focuses on importance of communitarian in situ water management
People are struggling to get the quantity and quality of water in urban areas (Image: Makarand Purohit)
September 21, 2022 The unique design and functioning of the Chakla bavdi in Chanderi Madhya Pradesh is another example of the water wisdom of our ancestors, which needs to be conserved and passed on to the future generations.
Chakla Bavdi at Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh (Image Source: Shirole, S. 2022. Architectural eloquence: Water harvesting structure in Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh (India). Ancient Asia, 13: 9, pp. 1–13)
March 21, 2022 Recognizing women's accumulated knowledge and adaptive capacities in springshed management
Van Panchayat Samiti discussing the matters related to forest (Image: Varun Raja)
March 11, 2022 Subsidies enable tribal farmers to adopt micro-irrigation systems providing them assured irrigation
A key mitigation strategy to deal with water scarcity due to climate change is on-farm management of water using techniques like micro-irrigation (Image: India Water Portal Flickr)
September 1, 2021 The experience of the Foundation for Ecological Security in tribal Mandla, Madhya Pradesh
Fish harvesting by Changariya fishing cooperative, Mandla, Madhya Pradesh (Image: Foundation for Ecological Security)
June 4, 2021 Meet these real-life heroes, who with their consistent and tireless efforts created an impact and turned their local areas into examples to follow.
Meet the water warriors who made a significant change in their own unique way (Image Source: Environment Club)
Decentralised urban water management in Chhattisgarh
A film that focuses on importance of communitarian in situ water management Posted on 06 Nov, 2022 11:54 AM

Over the past few years, it has become increasingly clear that centralised urban water management in this country is in deep crisis.

People are struggling to get the quantity and quality of water in urban areas (Image: Makarand Purohit)
Wheat sowing dates influences yields in Eastern Gangetic Plains
Study indicates that better management of the annual cropping calendar can pay dividends for food security Posted on 01 Nov, 2022 08:56 AM

Wheat is a principal crop staple in South Asia with current cultivation extending across 36.1 million ha; around 73% of this area is in India where wheat provides approximately 21% of the aggregate food energy and 17% o

Greater adjustments to the annual cropping calendar are anticipated to increase wheat yield potential by an average of 0.84 t/ha (Image: Pixnio)
Young woman's work is impacting Odisha villages
Urmila, a young woman's earnestness has brought a major shift in the mindset of a remote village in Odisha. She is bringing about a change in the way communities approach their shared natural resources, one village at a time. Posted on 28 Oct, 2022 09:06 AM

The sound of a specific cycle bell deep inside the jungles of Kashinathpur village in Angul (Odisha) brings vibes of joy. Everybody recognises that bell because it belongs to 24-year-old Urmila Bahera who sometimes cycles to villages as far as 15 kilometres, braving bumpy roads, streams and elephants.

Urmila engaging children on local bird diversity (Image: FES)
Shrinkage of aus rice in eastern India
A paper looks at the darker side of agricultural intensification - disappearance of autumn or aus rice, entry of high yield varieties, and implications in terms of environmental sustainability in West Bengal Posted on 12 Oct, 2022 01:13 PM

Agricultural intensification riding on the Green Revolution ushered bountiful production of selected staples (rice, wheat, maize) in the developing nations and caused a significant economic growth.

Rice has undergone an unprecedented rise in production and yield during the green revolution (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Water conservation and NREGA in tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh
NREGA has emerged as a go-to scheme for water conservation in tribal areas leading to higher irrigation coverage and thus augmenting agricultural production Posted on 10 Oct, 2022 09:33 PM

Out of India’s total population of 1210.19 million, 104 million, i.e., 8.6% are tribal (Census, 2011), India has one of the highest diversity among the tribes in the world. Broadly tribal inhabit two distinct geographical areas – the Central Indian Tribal Belt and the North-East.

The treatment must be on an area basis; both community and individual lands must be treated. (Image: AKRSP)
Shared water commons
Community reflects on how to make villages in Bhilwara water secure Posted on 05 Oct, 2022 10:24 AM

Water is a vital natural resource, but continuous consumption of freshwater sources at an unsustainable r

Discussion with community members of Baghmali village (Image: Ishita Gupta)
The Chakla bavdi of Chanderi
The unique design and functioning of the Chakla bavdi in Chanderi Madhya Pradesh is another example of the water wisdom of our ancestors, which needs to be conserved and passed on to the future generations. Posted on 21 Sep, 2022 01:03 PM

Water being an essential element for survival, methods of water conservation and harvesting were utilised by human populations throughout history in different parts of the world.

Chakla Bavdi at Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh (Image Source: Shirole, S. 2022. Architectural eloquence: Water harvesting structure in Chanderi, Madhya Pradesh (India). Ancient Asia, 13: 9, pp. 1–13)
Beris – a neglected indigenous water harvesting system
The answer to the water crisis in Rajasthan lies in this traditional system Posted on 30 Aug, 2022 08:12 PM

World Water Week is currently being observed across the world.

A villager drinking potable water from the Beri (Image: Dileep Bidawat)
Evaluating water use reduction strategies in Marathwada
Tracking the outcome of select water conservation structures with the community in Aurangabad Posted on 18 Jul, 2022 05:07 PM

Marathwada, comprising eight districts in Maharashtra, often makes the headlines due to recurring drought. Irregular rains and shifts to cash crops have made the water situation precarious in the region.

Farmers are assured of regular irrigation water, hence they have started cultivating ginger (Image: Sehgal Foundation)
Panel takes note of two project proposals that could affect Yamuna floodplains
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 18 Jul, 2022 12:51 PM

NGT panel raises concern about two project proposals that could affect Yamuna floodplains

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