News & Events

Prakash Keskar takes over as Executive Director, WOTR. Marcella D’Souza to continue as Director, WOTR-Centre for Resilience Studies (W-CReS)

Announcement: Prakash Keskar takes over as Executive Director, WOTR. Marcella D’Souza to continue as Director, WOTR-Centre for Resilience Studies (W-CReS)
We are pleased to share with you news about important changes in the senior leadership team at Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR).

WOTR was felicitated by the Rotary Club of Bombay

We are delighted to inform you that WOTR was felicitated by the Rotary Club of Bombay, in an award ceremony held in Mumbai on February 12, 2019. As a part of the felicitation, our Managing Trustee and co-founder Crispino Lobo was presented with the Social Service Club Award for 2018-2019. Mr. Lobo was awarded for his "dedication to resource conservation and community empowerment". The award was presented by President of the Rotary Club of Bombay, Vijay Jatia. https://bit.ly/2SCDvFG

Crispino Lobo conferred Social Service Club Award 2018-2019

We are delighted to inform you that WOTR was recently felicitated by the Rotary Club of Bombay, in an award ceremony held in Mumbai on February 12, 2019. As a part of the felicitation, our Managing Trustee and co-founder Crispino Lobo was presented with the Social Service Club Award for 2018-2019. Mr. Lobo was awarded for his "dedication to resource conservation and community empowerment". The award was presented by President of the Rotary Club of Bombay Vijay Jatia. For more details, please see https://bit.ly/2SCDvFG.

Marathi newspaper Pudhari covers our work in Sarole Pathar

At a time when countless villages in Maharashtra are facing severe water scarcity, the village of Sarole Pathar has adequate water for its needs. The villagers have banned the drilling of new borewells and are implementing water budgeting to ensure efficient water usage. No water tanker (government or private) is providing water in the village while nearby hamlets are dependent on water tankers. WOTR has played a key role in mobilizing the community in this village.

WOTR's water budgeting exercise in Jalna gets covered in Pune Mirror

Equitable and efficient sharing of water is essential in the rain-dependent dryland regions of India, like Marathwada. WOTR has been promoting village level water management in this region, in particular Jalna district, through water budgeting and water literacy. We are delighted to inform that Pune Mirror has covered this initiative and its positive effects in the Jalna district.

Suedasien magazine carries interview with Senior Researcher Arjuna Srinidhi

We are delighted to present to you a discussion between our Senior Researcher Arjuna Srindhi and Elvira Greiner of Andheri Hilfe-Bonn, in the German magazine, Sudesian. The discussion focuses on the challenges posed by climate change, the issue of farmer suicides in India and how agriculture can be made more resilient to climate change. This interview was held in the context of the Talanoa Dialogue at COP 23 that was held in Bonn, Germany in November 2017.

WOTR's participation in an international conference “Research Frontiers in Precision Agriculture”, 24-26 October 2018 at IIT Bombay, Mumbai

IIT Bombay hosted a joint international conference AFITA/WCCA2018 on “Research Frontiers in Precision Agriculture”, 24-26 October 2018 at IIT Bombay, Mumbai. This conference was organised in association with three scientific entities – AFITA (Asia-Pacific Federation for Information Technology), INFITA (International Network for Information Technology in Agriculture) and INSAIT (Indian Society for Agricultural Information Technology).

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