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The Challenges and Ways forward in Gender Mainstreaming in the Water sector in Arid and Semi-arid India

The goal of gender mainstreaming will not be achieved unless spaces of participation in water management become more gender-responsive, through changes in existing value systems and cultures of patriarchy which…

Building Adaptive Capacity and Climate Resilience of Tribal and Marginalized Communities in Gunupur, Odisha

Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) implemented the project “Building adaptive capacities and resilient to climate change of tribal and marginalised communities in Odisha,” with the support of Bread for the World.…

Economics of Climate Change Adaptations in Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra

This study has been conducted in six selected villages where WOTR implemented a landscape climate change adaptation (CCA) project covering 25 villages in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra from 2010…

Triggers and Trajectories of Sustainable Groundwater Management in Semi-Arid Regions of Maharashtra, India

This paper is an exploration of the mental models of groundwater sustainability in the semi-arid regions of Maharashtra. It aims to understand the behavioural aspects of groundwater management, in particular…

Ecosystem Restoration for Land Degradation Neutrality: The Economic Valuation of Watershed Development in Eastern Madhya Pradesh and Western Maharashtra

This policy brief is an outcome of a study conducted in eastern Madhya Pradesh and western Maharashtra, where participatory watershed development was implemented. The impacts of participatory watershed development, i.e.…

Building Resilience and Coping with Water Insecurity

This report explores the resilience and vulnerability of livelihoods within the context of water security across three different agro-ecological zones- assured rainfall zone, transition zone and scarcity zone. The study…

Consequences of COVID19 Pandemic on the Agricultural Economy

The ongoing health crisis around COVID-19 has affected all walks of life. Protecting lives of people suffering from the disease and frontline health responders have been the priority of nations.…

Climate-Induced Displacement and Migration in India

Due to climate disasters, India will see 45 million people forced to migrate from their homes by 2050, three times more than the present figures. This was revealed according to…

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From Watershed Development to Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Derived from extensive research and case studies located in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, the report “From Watershed Development to Ecosystem-based Adaptation” shows that EbA can help build systemic resilience in ecosystems and communities. It…

EbA Info-Brief Series #6: Why Ecosystem-based Adaptation for Water Management?

The sixth info brief in the series presents Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA) as a systemic approach for Water management. It highlights the challenges to water management and opportunities for upscaling…

EbA Info-Brief Series #5: Livestock and Ecosystem-based Adaptation

This is the fifth info brief, in a six part series, that discusses the symbiotic role of livestock in ecosystems, the challenges and opportunities for upscaling EbA in the livestock…

EbA Info-Brief Series #4: An Ecosystem-based approach to Climate Resilient Agriculture

The fourth info brief highlights the influence of an Ecosystem based approach to Climate Resilient Agriculture. Climate change, ecological degradation, and market pressures threaten sustainable agriculture production in Maharashtra, India.…

EbA Info-Brief Series #3: Managing Land and Forests – the value of Ecosystem-based Adaptation

The third info brief in the series touches upon the importance of Managing Land and Forests for Upscaling Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) to Climate Change in the Rainfed Regions of Maharashtra, India.…

EbA Info-Brief Series #2: Strengthening Biodiversity to Enhance Ecosystem-based Adaptation

This is the second info brief, part of five others in the series, which refers to strengthening biodiversity conservation to enhance EbA in Maharashtra. These info briefs are a part…

Innovating for water security: Ferrocement Checkdams in Jalna District, Maharashtra

The article ‘Innovating for water security: Ferrocement Checkdams in Jalna District, Maharashtra’ gives an account of WOTR’s resourcefulness in building a ferrocement checkdam. In Adgaon village of Bhokdardan WOTR, with…

WOTR Memoranda in Pre-Budget Consultation on Agriculture with Ministry of Finance, Government of India

WOTR’s Managing Trustee and co-founder Crispino Lobo participated in the pre-budget consultation on agriculture and rural development on 11th June, 2019 in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by the…

Proceedings of international consultation: Adapting Agriculture in Semi-Arid India to a Global Temperature Rise of 1.5 °C

WOTR organised a two-day international consultation of experts to discuss the impacts of this 1.5 °C global temperature rise on Indian agriculture, particularly in semi-arid areas that are dependent heavily…

EbA Info-Brief Series #1: Adapting to climate change in India – the value of an ecosystem-based response

This info-brief is the first in a series of info-briefs from the project on Upscaling Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) to Climate Change in the Rainfed Regions of Maharashtra, India. Ecosystem-based Adaptation…

Yield and soil nitrous oxide emissions of Vigna radiata under contrasting fertilizer management practices in Maharashtra

As part of the Soil Protection and Rehabilitation for Food Security project, various improved soil and agronomic management practices were tested in the State of Maharashtra in India. The primary…