Research Outputs

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.

A Report on deployment of Parabolic Community Solar Cookers - for Mid-Day-Meal Scheme in Rural Schools

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.

‘Watershed Development, Resilience and Livelihood Security: An Empirical Analysis’

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.