This report focuses on sharing of water resources and irrigation facilities in groups as a strategy to conserve water and improve agricultural productivity. It also highlights the need for increasing water-use efficiency and including sustainable agricultural practices.
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.
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.
This report documents and discusses activities carried out under a Researcher Exchange funded by the India-UK Water Centre (IUKWC) on the topic of “Consolidating Learning About Stakeholder Engagement from Research and Practice: Toward the Development of Hydro-climatic Services.”
This paper examines how economic valuation can improve our understanding of watershed development and how to overcome challenges related to data collection, valuing direct and indirect benefits, and climate change adaptation.
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.
Since the early 2000s WOTR has been promoting an energy efficient, smokeless Hot Water Chullah. This chullah incorporates a design that results in proper oxidation leading to higher fuel efficiency.
WOTR undertook a unique solar cooker Yourself) kit form. The cooker project targeting Zilla Parishad primary schools in this area. The objective was to provide a clean and efficient substitute for fossil fuel based cooking solutions (like fuel wood and LPG) for the mid-day meals cooked in these schools.
The study ‘Watershed Development, Resilience and Livelihood Security: An Empirical Analysis’ seeks to explore whether watershed development does contribute to building resilience and adaptive capacities of local communities and their ecosystems. It also attempts to understand watershed development outcomes through the mirror of the resilience framework.
Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to announce publishing of a note – ‘Unusual Congregation of Savanna Nightjar Caprimulgus Affinis In A Wheat Field’ by Girish Jathar, Sachin Anpat, Balu Bhangare and Dharmaraj Patil in the Journal of Bombay Natural History Society (JBNHS). The Journal of Bombay Natural History Society (JBNHS) is a triannual in which concise reports of original research in natural history, taxonomy and other aspects of zoology and botany of general interest are published. The note is published in its May – August issue (Volume 111, Issue 2).