Research Outputs

WOTR's article ' Identifying hotspots in land use land cover change and the drivers in a semi-arid region of India' published in Springer Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Journal'.

The study examines long-term land use/land cover change (LUCC) at a finer scale in a semi-arid region of India. The objectives were to study and quantify the spatiotemporal LUCC and uncover the major drivers causing the change in the Mula Pravara river basin, which is located in a semi-arid region of Maharashtra state, India.  From 1991 to 2016, the agricultural land area increased by approximately 98% due to the conversion of uncultivable and fallow lands to agriculture.

Heat Stress – Vulnerability, health impacts and coping strategies in rural communities in the semi-arid region of Maharashtra (India

This study assesses how risks and responses to heat stress vary among  the  different  social  groups  in  the  rural  communities  in  the  semi-arid region  of Maharashtra. It identifies  the  vulnerable  groups  as  well  as  the  important  factors  that affect their vulnerability to heat stress.

Using Transformative Scenario Planning to think critically about the future of water in rural Jalna, India

The five-year ASSAR project (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2014-2018) uses insights from multi-scale, interdisciplinary work to inform and transform climate adaptation policy and practice in ways that promote the long-term wellbeing of the most vulnerable and those with the least agency.

Understanding morbidity and mortality losses due to diseases in livestock from five Indian States

This study is part of a larger pilot project of the Rainfed Livestock Network (RLN) on “Strengthening Primary Animal Health Services for Improved Livestock Productivity in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of India” being implemented by the Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) in collaboration with the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES). To support the main objective of the pilot project, a study on estimating the economic losses incurred by farmers due to animal mortality and morbidity was undertaken.