Action Research & Studies

Research at WOTR is interdisciplinary.

WOTR has a strong history of Action Research that contributes to situation analysis, project planning and impact assessment. People, their perceptions, and experiences have always been central to our researches.

In the Climate Change context WOTR moves several steps further where the researcher is not a disinterested, unbiased observer, but a keenly interested party who is directly experiencing the consequences and impacts of change. Essentially it has meant that members of local communities become researchers observing, measuring, and assessing for themselves not only problems but also the improvements that a project brings about.

Analytically it has meant that WOTR’s researches go beyond co-relations and correlations to causality. In other words, researches are not only statistical but are based on causal relationships.

Research & Studies

  1. Watershed Development in India: Economic valuation and adaptation considerations.

  2. Participatory Net Planning: Reflections & Learnings.

  3. Making Sanitation A ‘Clean’ Habit Lessons from a School Sanitation Project.

  4. A Comparative Study on the Energy Efficiency of the Smokeless Hot Water Chullah and the Traditional Chullah.

  5. Parabolic Community Solar Cookers – for Mid-day Meal Scheme in Rural Schools.

  6. The Hot Water Chullah : Findings from an assessment.

  7. What are we in for? – Rural dynamics in the context of Climate Change a look at Ahmednagar district.

  8. The Carbon Climax: End of HydroCarbon Legacy.

  9. Agriculture market price fluctuations, changing livestock systems and Vulnerability Connect.

  10. Insertion of Exogenous Development Measures on an Endogenous System.

  11. Household Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Two Rural Maharashtrian Villages.

  12. Upscaling of Successful Experiences In The Mainstream Watershed Programme In India.

  13. Water and Sanitation, Women’s Participation and Watershed Development: an Integrated Approach.

  14. Naralewadi – Addressing household energy needs the clean fuel way.

  15. Panchayat Raj on the Ground: Issues in Village Level Panchayat Raj Operation.

  16. The Effects of the Yashwanti Chullah Program on the Lives of Rural Indian Women.

  17. Analysing challenges in Agricultural Production System: A case study of Darewadi village.