WOTR’s mandate is to reduce poverty through community mobilisation for sustainable watershed development and integrated rural development. WOTR grew out of the Indo-German Watershed Development Project (IGWDP) launched in 1989 by Father Hermann Bacher, who is considered the pioneer of the participatory watershed movement in India.
We are currently working across seven states in the country. As of March 31, 2019, WOTR has worked in 3,368 villages and has cumulatively impacted over 3.35 million people since 1993. These figures cover interventions in all areas of project implementation, training and capacity-building activities.