Training & Advisory Services

Training & Advisory Services


Training Services

WOTR conducts a broad range of training programs for development practitioners from national and international organizations, officials from various government departments, community-based organizations, corporates and students. These programs are conducted in diverse fields such as geospatial tools, water budgeting, climate-induced vulnerability assessments, climate-resilient sustainable agriculture, watershed-based natural resource management, aquifer delineation, community mobilization, and application of technology in project management, entrepreneurship development and water stewardship.

While WOTR routinely conducts field-level training programs directly with the community in villages, several other capacity building programs are organized at the Fr. Hermann Bacher Learning Centre (HBLC). WOTR’s HBLC campus is located at Darewadi village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.

Advisory Services

With over 28 years of experience in grassroots development, WOTR also extends its rich knowledge and insights to multiple stakeholders mentioned above through advisory and consultancy services. These services include support for planning and implementation, research, monitoring & evaluation, and impact assessments.



demand-based and sponsored training programs conducted, for 1,545 people in 2018-19


project-based training programs conducted for 31,850 people in 2018-19


people were provided training from 27 states and 63 countries

Stories of Change

Building Capacities
of Villagers

The video shows how WOTR has worked to build adaptive capacities and promoted climate resilient livelihoods in 5 villages of Narayanganj block in Madala district (MP).

Celebrating the water stewards from the rural community of Maharashtra

Impact and success stories of strengthening livelihoods of people in the remote and tribal villages of Jharkhand

Tools and Manuals

  • Community Driven Vulnerability Evaluation – Incorporating Vulnerability to Climate Change into Project Design and Implementation. Click to access
  • Participatory Net Planning : A Practitioner’s Handbook – for planning and implementation of watershed development projects in India. Click to access
  • People’s Biodiversity Register – step-by-step guidance to non-experts on how to conduct and formulate a PBR with the engagement of the local community Click to access
  • Co-DriVE Visual Integrator (Co-DriVE-VI) – Community driven Vulnerability Evaluation tool for long-term development planning Click to access