Monthly Highlights

Highlights of the October 2019

22nd International River Symposium 

Dr. Marcella D’Souza, Director of WOTR’s Centre for Resilience Studies (W-CReS)was recently invited to deliver a key note address during the 22nd International River Symposium. She spoke about the impact of watershed development on reviving rivers and streams.  She also spoke about the need to address demand side management of water resources to combat droughts. More pictures here
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In this issue of Ecologic, there are four stories related to sustainable agriculture practices. It also has a guest article 'Weather based crop advisories for climate resilience' by Dr. AVR Kesava Rao and Dr. Sreenath Dixit of ICRISAT describing how crop management advisories through mobile phones yield positive results for farmers in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. Read more

Water gives life – An information brief on India’s water crisis and potential solutions for scaling-up

India is facing the worst water crisis in its history, with an estimated 600 million people having to deal with high to extreme water scarcity. Solutions exist and have the potential to be scaled-up. WOTR has been promoting several initiatives in this regard that enhance the water-harvesting potential of ecosystems, improve water-use efficiency, evolve a set of governance practices and develop skills and capacities to respond and adapt to heightened weather variability from a changing climate. Read more