Aarti Kelkar Khambete

Assessment of climate change over the Indian region
Climate change is real. What are its implications for India? This book presents a first of its kind national forecast on the impact of global warming on climate in India. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 2 days 6 hours ago
Climate change is real. What does it mean for India? (Image Source: Robert Hensley/Wikimedia Commons)
India’s fantastic freshwater fauna and where to find them
Freshwater ecosystems are not mere sources of water, they are treasure troves of biodiversity. Know more about the fascinating and diverse animal species that inhabit freshwater habitats in India. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 6 days ago
Freshwater ecosystems, treasure troves of biodiversity (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Toxic waters, struggling fish
The mighty Ganga is gradually becoming a death trap, not only for people, but also for the wonderous animals that live in its waters and depend on her for their survival. How has this happened? Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 week ago
The poisoned Ganges (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Making the invisible, visible
The water stewardship initiative by WOTR that developed a tool to visualise aquifers has not only helped farmers understand groundwater as a shared resource, but also led to a behavioural change among water users and helped implement groundwater laws and policies. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 2 weeks 5 days ago
Groundwater, a fast disappearing resource (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Menstrual hygiene management: Looking beyond WASH
A study from rural Odisha found that exclusive focus on provision of facilities such as household latrines or bathing areas with access to piped water did not help much in improving menstrual hygiene practices until the sociocultural barriers experienced by women were also addressed. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 3 weeks 5 days ago
Women in Deogarh, Odisha (Image Source: Ekta Parishad via Wikimedia Commons)
Taking people along, to conserve freshwater ecosystems
Citizen science can be greatly useful in breaking down the barriers between local and expert knowledge and help in better management and protection of freshwater ecosystems. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 4 weeks ago
Pashan lake in Pune (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Village fair inspires positive change
Behaviour change towards safe drinking water, handwashing and sanitation practices Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 month ago
The village fair (Image Source: Sehgal Foundation)
Drinking water quality course by Sehgal Foundation
Drinking water quality testing course organised by Sehgal Foundation Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 month ago
Safe drinking water, for health (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Water for all, still a dream?
Lack of governance and six toothless irrigation acts have done very little to change the water situation on the ground in Maharashtra, argues water expert Pradeep Purandare. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 month 1 week ago
Peanut irrigation in India (Image Source: Seratobikiba via Wikimedia Commons)
MatiKalp: A low-cost solution for safe drinking water
Low cost water filter, to improve access to safe drinking water can greatly help in improving health among vulnerable populations. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 month 1 week ago
Meenadevi driking water from the low cost filter (Image Source: Sehgal Foundation)
Sensitisation and awareness - for WASH behavior change
Simple, low cost and locally made systems for washing hands can go a long way in motivating people to adopt regular WASH practices. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 month 1 week ago
Communicating, for WASH behaviour change (Image Source:  	Biswarup Ganguly via Wikimedia Commons)
India, in the hot seat!
The intensity and duration of heat waves is predicted to increase in India and human induced anthropogenic changes are to blame. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
A man sits under the scorching heat of the sun in front of Amer fort in Jaipur (Picture courtesy: Prabhu B Doss, Flickr Commons: CC-By-NC-ND-2.0)
The Teesta, in distress!
Dammed and bound, will the beautiful river Teesta survive India's insatiable demand for electricity? Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
Heaven on earth: A view of the Teesta from the coronation bridge (Image Source: Paramanu Sarkar via Wikimedia Commons)
Delhi, sinking?
Rampant groundwater extraction in some areas of Delhi is leading to a dangerous fall in groundwater levels and increasing the risk of land subsidence, making the city prone to floods and water logging. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 month 4 weeks ago
The rapidly urbanisisng Delhi (Image Source: Lokantha at English Wikipedia via Wikimedia Commons)
Agents of change: Women in solar irrigation
Designing policies that take into consideration the economic, social and institutional barriers that women face can greatly help in enhancing women' involvement in solar irrigation. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 2 months 1 week ago
A woman cleaning a solar panel (Image Source: IWMI)
Ceramic pot filter - to make drinking water safe
The ceramic pot is a very effective and low cost water treatment technology to obtain safe and pathogen free water. Know more about how it can be used at the household level. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 2 months 1 week ago
Making drinking water safe (Image: PxHere)
Drugged and poisoned, how do rivers in India fare?
Contamination of Indian rivers with pharmaceutical residues is not only posing a grave threat to human health, but also to river ecosystems and the survival of aquatic organisms that reside in the waters.
Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 2 months 2 weeks ago
The serene and drugged river Ganga (Image Source: IWP Flickr album)
Indigenous food systems - in peril!
The indigenous food systems of the Munda tribes of Jharkhand display great dietary diversity and can help enhance nutritional outcomes. Will they survive the impacts of urbanisation and climate change?
Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
Indigenous food systems, in peril! (Image Source: Usha Dewani)
Indigenous food systems - to cope with malnutrition
Traditional practices such as the jhum cultivation in North East India can help ensure dietary diversity and better nutritional outcomes among populations and need to be preserved. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
Land cleared for Jhum cultivation (Image Source: Prashanthns via Wikimedia Commons)
Collaboration and collective impact - for just and sustainable climate action
Collaboration for systems change can greatly help to align diverse stakeholders to achieve a collective impact and share outcomes while dealing with climate change. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 3 months ago
Collective action to tackle climate change (Image Source: Usha Dewani)