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Vulnerability to Heat Stress: A Case Study of Yavatmal

In India, heat wave conditions are generally experienced in the summer months of April and May and from time to time deaths due to heat waves have been reported from several parts of the country. i Between 2001 and 2012, heat stroke accounted for 4% of all deaths from natural calamities (Chart 1), with a marked rise seen in recent years. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), over the past half ii century  (from 1961 to 2010) heat wave frequencies iii have increased by a third . With the rise in average global temperature, a further increase in the number of hot days and greater frequency and severity of heat-waves is expected. The risk of morbidity and mortality related to heat stress will continue to increase. Hence, effects of heat stress on human health are becoming an issue of growing concern in India

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Vulnerability to Heat Stress- A Case Study of Yavatmal, Maharashtra, India - Policy Brief No 5.pdf1.73 MB
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Watershed development: The case for water neutrality

This impact brief describes the impact of watershed development in Budhera, in Medak district Telangana. With WOTR as a knowledge partner, Dr. Reddy’s Labs (DRL) strived for ‘water neutrality’ through the watershed development and management approach. In this project, the focus was on conservation of soil, rainwater, and vegetation, harvesting the surplus water to create water sources in addition to groundwater recharge and covering the non-arable area effectively through afforestation based on land capability class. Emphasis was also laid on restoring the ecological balance.

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Sahaj Jalbodh Tantra-Success story of Sundarwadi

Success story of Sundarwadi, one of our watershed villages from Marathwada region where sustainable water management practices are implemented by WOTR and SIED has been published in the book written by Shri Upendra Dhonde, groundwater expert, Central Ground Water Board. The book ‘Sahaj Jalbodh Tantra’ in Marathi is published by Prajakt Prakashan, Pune.

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The Common Bucket Game

The resources we use are limited.It demands a sustainable way of using so that not only us, but also the future generations might be able to enjoy it.
This simple message is however very difficult to put across sometimes. "The Common Bucket" is a fun game designed to give across this message. For details, download the pdf.

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The Common Bucket Game - Instruction Manual -Marathi Version.pdf304.63 KB
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PPCP Newsletter Vol.5

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Community-driven vulnerability assessment and resilience building: cases from development contexts

Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to announce the publishing of a chapter named- 'Community-driven vulnerability assessment and resilience building: cases from development contexts' in the publication “Enhancing Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries Through Community-Based Adaptation: Think Globally and Act Locally”. 

 
This publication is published by the 'African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Nairobi, Kenya'. This book draws rich evidence from empirical CBA (Community Based Adaptation) cases by featuring wide array of stakeholders from different sectors. The publication was published at COP 22, Marrakech 2016.

 

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Reclaiming degraded lands and building resilience to climate change in Maharashtra, India

Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to announce the publishing of a chapter named- 'Reclaiming degraded lands and building resilience to climate change in Maharashtra, India' in the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) publication 'Living Land' for the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification (2010–2020). 

 
Living Land is a collection of inspiring stories tackling the challenges of land degradation and climate change, and doing so affordably. These stories explain how land degradation occurs and what we can do, and what is already being done. http://bit.ly/2svLfvM  

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Save The Girl Child

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