Nations around the world have recognized that the adverse effects of climate variations and change have a significant bearing on the food, water and livelihood security of millions of people. Greatest risks persist in economically less developed countries, where people’s lives and livelihoods are highly vulnerable to stressors such as erratic rainfall, droughts, floods or cyclones.
Who we are
Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) is a globally recognized organization dedicated to transforming the lives of millions across India in participatory watershed development and eco-systems restoration, adaptive sustainable agriculture, integrated and efficient water management, and climate change adaptation, with a special emphasis on vulnerable communities, farmers, and women.
What we do
WOTR works across thirteen different areas, using applied research to help rural communities reduce their vulnerabilities to climatic and non-climatic risks. It organizes them in a socially and gender inclusive manner to help themselves out of poverty.
Since inception in 1993, WOTR has restored over 8,913 sq.km of degraded land and its schemes have directly and indirectly benefitted 1.4 million people. Over 385,000 people across the country and 63 countries have participated in WOTR’s training and capacity building programs.
Areas of operation