Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to share a case study of 'Sattechiwadi' included as one of the best practices published in the Ministry of Environment and Forest, GOI National Report 2012 submitted to UNCCD. It gives an account of the activities implemented in Sattechiwadi (a hamlet of Hivargaon) Maharashtra and how specific land degradation problems were addressed.
He is known as the “father of watershed development movement in Maharashtra” and the reason is obvious enough. Born in Switzerland, Fr.Bacher made Maharashtra his home early in life. Having come into close contact with villagers whose lives had been turned upside down for lack of water resources, he initiated watershed development activities and subsequently co-founded WOTR. His favourite lines have been: “Without watershed development, there is no solution to drought”.