Our new brand identity

With the new logos for WOTR and W-CReS, we renew and re-commit ourselves to addressing the challenges of rural poverty and secure livelihoods for the poor in vibrant and sustainable ecosystems. Read the story behind our new logos

WOTR celebrates 27th Foundation day

As Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) completes it’s 27th year on 20th December 2020, our Managing trustee & Co-founder Crispino Lobo recounts WOTR’s path over the years and acknowledges the immense contribution of each and every stakeholder who has contributed to WOTR’s journey.




Economic valuation of reducing land degradation through watershed development under risks of Climate extremes

The study indicates that the impact of sustainable land management through WSD is an economically beneficial developmental intervention.

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EbA Info-Brief Series #1: Adapting to climate change in India – the value of an ecosystem-based response

This info-brief is the first in a series of info-briefs from the project on Upscaling Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) to Climate Change in the Rainfed Regions of Maharashtra, India.

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Impact of COVID-19 on the life  and livelihood of Pastoralists

COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns exposed structural inequalities and created double vulnerabilities in the life of Pastoralists

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Poshan Maah 2020 – The WOTR way

As per the Government of India directives, the entire month of September was to be dedicated as the ‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah’. WOTR has been carrying out various activities in support of Poshan Maah in states of Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

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In Loving memory of Fr. Hermann Bacher

On the 14th of September 2021, Fr. Hermann Bacher, popularly known as the “father of community-led watershed development in India”, passed away in Switzerland.

Read a letter from Crispino Lobo, Co-Founder and Managing Trustee, to all our well-wishers  here


Ecosystems-based adaptation keeps water running in Bhojdari even in dry months

Bhojdari’s water self-reliance even withstood the return of migrants to their home village in the wake of the COVID-1 9 pandemic and lockdown. It proved that villages with an ecosystems- based adaptation (EbA) approach to agricultural policy are better placed to provide food security and livelihoods to returning migrant workers.

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Why a gender-sensitive policy is key to climate adaptation

Climate change has markedly different impacts on men and women in developing economies where women gather and prepare food, collect water and fuel. Amidst the climate emergency, these tasks are more difficult. In the event of repeated natural disasters, in patriarchal societies like India, women face greater health and safety risks.

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