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WOTR’s Research study on “Sustainable and Equitable Groundwater Use" received Media Attention

“Sustainable and Equitable Groundwater Use”, a research study conducted by WOTR under its Climate Change Adaptation Project, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), was covered by the media during a field visit arranged to Sundarwadi in Aurangabad, Maharashtra on 11th March 2014 . This was a visit organized by WOTR for representatives from the media to highlight the innovative approach and outcomes of the study which could feed into policy interventions.

WOTR at World Water Week, in Stockholm 1 – 6th September 2013

World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues and takes place each year in Stockholm. The theme of World Water Week 2013 is ‘Water Cooperation – Building Partnerships’. WOTR is one of the participating organisations at the World Water Week.

Eshwer Kale will speak on ‘Making Watershed Communities Adaptive to Climate Change’ in the workshop named ‘Bridging Land-Water-Ecosystem Divides’ to be held on Tuesday, 3rd September 2013 at 14:00 – 17:30 in Room B2/3.

Community Driven Vulnerability Evaluation – Programme Designer

Climate change is already creating a host of problems for rural communities especially those dependent on climate sensitive livelihoods such as agriculture, herding, fishing, forest produce gathering, to name a few. For planners, development practitioners and researchers the challenge is to understand how a community may be vulnerable to climate change and why. With this knowledge and information, communities can be mobilised to undertake measures that help them adapt to climate change, reduce its impacts and avoid development patterns/ mal-adaptation that may make communities more vulnerable at a later date.

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