On May 1, 2020, WOTR brought together a diverse range of stakeholders including policy makers, government officials, researchers, corporate donor representatives, and development practitioners for a half-day virtual workshop in order to reach a consensus on Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) for building resilience to COVID-19 in rural Maharashtra.
Every year March 22 is observed as World Water Day as a means of focusing attention on the importance of water and advocating for the sustainable management of water resources. This year the theme for the day is " Water and Climate Change" and we all know how these two are inextricably linked.
Water is the primary resource affected by Climate Change. India accounts for around 4 percent of the world’s water resources but has 17 percent of the world’s population, bringing out the extent of the imbalance. It estimated that 21 major cities in India are likely to run out of or face severe water scarcity by 2020. For the last 26 years, WOTR has been promoting efficient water management with a special emphasis on building the resilience of vulnerable communities, farmers, and women.
This presentation highlights the impacts of our work and the approach we undertake towards ensuring sustainable, optimum, equitable and efficient use of water, in the context of climate change.