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Plastic Bandiche Shivdhanushya: Banning Plastic a Herculean Task

The Environment Department of the Government of Maharashtra and the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) recently released a special issue compendium titled issue ‘Plastic Bandiche Shivdhanushya’ (Banning plastic: A herculean…

Annual Report 2017-18

We are pleased to share with you our Annual Report for the year 2017-18.  This is a special report issued during our 25th Anniversary Year. Highlights of this year’s report include: WOTR activities as well…

Highlights of the November 2019

News Digest – October 2019 We are pleased to bring to you exciting new updates from our work in the month of November 2019!  This is a monthly digest to share…

Participatory Watershed Development Impacting Undernutrition in Rural India

This paper studies the impact of watershed development on the nutritional status (weight-for-age) of children of the 0-5 years age group and the factors at both household and village level…

Using Transformative Scenario Planning to think critically about the future of water in rural Jalna, India

This report provides an overview of two TSP workshops that were held in September 2017 and February 2018 at Krushi Vidnyan Kendra, Jalna. These workshops were conducted for It necessitates…

Scaling Success Lessons from Adaptation Pilots in the Rainfed Regions of India

Nations around the world have recognized that the adverse effects of climate variations a change have a significant bearing on the food, water and livelihood security of millions of people.…

The Common Bucket: Mahiti Patrak, Niyamawali

Natural resources are limited. That’s why it is important to find a sustainable way of using these resources so that not only us, but also the future generations might be…

The Common Bucket: Instruction Manual

Natural resources are limited. That’s why it is important to find a sustainable way of using these resources so that not only us, but also the future generations might be…

Save The Girl Child

It is known to all, consciously or subconsciously, that we live in a society where men are expected to head north and women south. In a patriarchy driven country, the…

Project Impact Assessment Report: Water Security through Community-Led Water Resource Development at Khandke Windfarm Catchment Villages in Ahmednagar and Beed districts of Maharashtra

The impact assessment study was done to understand the impact of the project ‘Water security through community-led water resources development at Khandke catchment villages’ in 15 selected villages of the…

PPCP Newsletter Vol. 7, Sept 2019

The Public-Private-Civil-Partnership (PPCP) project that aims to increase water availability for poverty alleviation through empowering the village communities is in its fifth year. It brings together the Government, private sector,…

PPCP Newsletter Vol. 6, Oct 2018

‘Securing water and livelihoods in the changing climate through Community-Led Watershed Development’ is being implemented in three blocks of Jalna district in Marathwada region in Maharashtra. Download Article

PPCP Newsletter Vol. 5, Jul 2017

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PPCP Newsletter Vol. 4, Dec 2016

87 villages across three blocks of Ambad, Bhokardan and Jafrabad in Jalna district of Maharashtra are a part of the PPCP project (Public-Private-Civil Partnership), a joint effort between the Government…

PPCP Newsletter Vol. 3, Mar 2016

THE PPCP PROJECT – a successful partnership between the Government of Maharashtra, Hindustan Unilever Foundation (HUF) and Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) – is being implemented in 75 villages of Ambad,…

PPCP Newsletter Vol. 2, May 2015

THE PPCP (Public-Private-Civil Partnership) project is a joint effort between the Government of Maharashtra, Hindustan Unilever Foundation (HUF) and Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) initiated in 76 villages across 3 blocks…

NATIONAL WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS Report of the Workshop on: Scaling up Good Practices in Climate Change Adaptation New Delhi, India, 27 – 28 October 2014

Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, NABARD, and World Resources Institute (WRI) organised the two day ‘National Workshop on Scaling up Good Practices for Climate Change…

Impact Assessment of Organic and SCI methods: Green gram – rabi Sorghum cropping sequence in Parner block of Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra

WOTR has implemented Pro-Soil project funded by GIZ in 7 villages of Bhalwani Cluster (Parner block) of Ahmednagar district. This area suffers from twin problems of low productivity and high…

Impact Assessment of Organic and SCI methods: Paddy – Chickpea cropping sequence in Sakri block of Dhule District, Maharashtra

WOTR has implemented Pro-Soil project funded by GIZ in 5 villages of Pimpalner Cluster (Sakri block) of Dhule district. The primary aim of the project is to promote sustainable and…

From Watershed Development towards Climate Resilience: Reflections from WSD projects implemented by WOTR

Maharashtra suffers recurrent spells of drought. A drought during the rabi season in 2011-2012 extended to rabi 2012-13 making it one of the worst droughts in Maharashtra affecting domestic needs,…

WATERSHED DEVELOPMENT: CREATING SPACE FOR WOMEN

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Communique: Consultation on Climate Adaptation and Services for Water, Food and Health Security

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From ME to WE….. From MINE to OURS! A Story of how motivation changes people’s perceptions and drives Community Action

When the water situation in rural communities becomes dire because of high temperatures, inconsistent rainfall, and water wastage, who should step up to address it? This beautifully illustrated story of…

Adapting to climate variation through crop diversification

While farmers everywhere are struggling to cope with the changing agro-climatic conditions, a few farmers in Kumbharwadi village in Maharashtra are adapting to the situation by diversifying their cropping systems.…

Making Biodiversity A Community Resource, The People’s Biodiversity Register: A “How-To” Manual

This manual provides step-by-step guidance to non-experts on how to conduct and formulate a PBR (People’s Biodiversity Register) with the engagement of the local community. The PBR manual is an…

Adding value to farm pond implementation with geospatial information

This Stakeholder engagement report explains the process used for developing a flexible, community-oriented approach to operationalizing climate change adaptation planning and natural resource management. This process was used in a…

Water stewardship in rainfed agrarian Maharashtra

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Vulnerability to heat stress: A case study of Yavatmal, Maharashtra, India

The increased intensity of agriculture combined with changes in timings of working hours (i.e. working even during the hottest time of the day) means that farmers and outdoor labourers are…

Vulnerability to heat stress: A case study of Yavatmal, Maharashtra, India

This policy brief provides a pilot assessment of vulnerability to heat exposure in a rural context during the peak summer months of 2016 with a focus on indoor and outdoor…

Managing the Increasing Heat Stress in Rural Areas

The present study examines the vulnerability of rural communities to heat stress in the semiarid villages in the Maharashtra state of India. The study was conducted in five villages of…