Amita Bhaduri

Improving community resilience in ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction in India
Adoption of hybrid solutions - grey and green structures appropriate for resilience building Amita Bhaduri posted 1 week 6 days ago
Healthy wetland ecosystems help in reducing disaster risks and managing climate risks (Image: Pxhere)
Supporting social businesses from rural India
IIMB’s NSRCEL and Yunus Social Business Fund join hands for social business financing Amita Bhaduri posted 2 weeks 5 days ago
YSB’s mission is to promote social business as a sustainable alternative to long-term aid, bridging the gap between business and philanthropy (Image: YSB website)
Protecting children from climate change impact not child's play
In 2020, 559 million children were affected by four to five heatwaves a year; numbers could increase four-fold by 2050, as per a report by UNICEF Amita Bhaduri posted 3 weeks 2 days ago
Heat-related mortality is four times higher among children under 1 year of age than in persons aged 1–44 years (Image: Taqver, Wikimedia Commons)
Children demand ecological rights ahead of COP-27
Children say ‘Nothing about us children without us children’ Amita Bhaduri posted 3 weeks 2 days ago
Millions of children face the brunt of climate change in their day to day lives. There Is No Planet B (Image: Blaine O'Neill; Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC 2.0)
Decentralised urban water management in Chhattisgarh
A film that focuses on importance of communitarian in situ water management Amita Bhaduri posted 3 weeks 2 days ago
People are struggling to get the quantity and quality of water in urban areas (Image: Makarand Purohit)
Climate Asia addresses concerns about climate change
A masterclass by Climate Asia on “Localisation of Economy from Climate Lens” talks of various aspects from the ground up. Amita Bhaduri posted 4 weeks ago
Effects of climate change on this low-lying lands (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)
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 Amita Bhaduri posted 4 weeks ago
Greater adjustments to the annual cropping calendar are anticipated to increase wheat yield potential by an average of 0.84 t/ha (Image: Pixnio)
Slow disaster: Political ecology of hazards and everyday life in the Brahmaputra valley, Assam
This book by Dr. Mitul Baruah presents a fascinating, ethnographic account of the challenges faced by communities living in Majuli, India, one of the largest river islands in the world, which has experienced immense socio-environmental transformations over the years, processes that are emblematic of the Brahmaputra Valley as a whole. This is an excerpt from the book. Amita Bhaduri posted 4 weeks 2 days ago
Floods are recurrent phenomena in Assam (Image: Mitul Baruah)
Assessing Udaipur’s groundwater reserves
A study using geospatial techniques suggests the need to regulate groundwater abstraction for long-term sustainability of groundwater use Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month ago
here are various methodologies involved in evaluating groundwater reserves. (Image: Needpix)
Groundwater policy affects stubble burning in the north west
Shifting from monoculture to diversified crop pattern a solution to stubble burning Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month ago
Burning of rice residues in south east Punjab, prior to the wheat season(Image: CIAT/NeilPalmer via Flickr Commons)
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. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month ago
Urmila engaging children on local bird diversity (Image: FES)
What causes tropical cyclone driven floods in India?
In the Indian region, landfalling tropical cyclones have the potential to cause floods in the river basins. Both tropical cyclone rainfall and antecedent soil moisture of the basin controls the severity of floods. Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 1 week ago
Tropical Cyclone Phailin made its way over the Bay of Bengal towards the eastern Indian coast in 2013, with winds recorded at over 200kmph (Image: EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid, CC BY-ND 2.0)
Groundwater prospective zones in Bundelkhand
Integrating geographical information systems and remote sensing for delineation of groundwater potential zones in Bundelkhand region Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 1 week ago
Numerous studies have been performed worldwide in which remote sensing data is used to delineate the groundwater potential zones (Image: India Water Portal Flickr)
Employment guarantee during Covid-19
Role of MGNREGA in the year after the 2020 lockdown: Survey findings from Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 1 week ago
MGNREGA provided income support or security to vulnerable households during the pandemic (Image: UN Women)
Evaluating WaSH conditions spatially at the panchayat level
Synthesis of water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) spatial pattern in rural India: an integrated interpretation of WaSH practices Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
People in rural areas lack potable water, and use unsafe sanitation and hygiene facilities (Image: Sebastian Dahl)
Lack of data professionals in the impact sector
Arthan organizes a fireside chat to highlight the need for more data talent for social impact Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
There is a need to integrate data science into the existing education system (Image: Mohamed Mahmoud Hassan, Public Domain Pictures)
Pyrolysis-based decentralized biorefinery can reduce residue open burning
Biochar use as carbon sink or coal substitute determines the environmental impacts, as per the study Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
It was environmentally beneficial to treat biomass locally rather than in a centralized unit. (Image: Zack Dowell)
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 Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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 Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
The treatment must be on an area basis; both community and individual lands must be treated. (Image: AKRSP)
Climate predictions and tipping points
United in science 2022: The world is heading in the wrong direction Amita Bhaduri posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
Cities – responsible for up to 70% of human-caused emissions – will face increasing climate impacts (Image: cocoparisienne, Pixabay)