A study of the effectiveness of nearly two decades of nature based and human-centered interventions exemplifying the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) approach. by Shreya Banerjee and Sonal Alvares In sharing this case study, we hope to demonstrate the potential of EbA to create a much needed change-for-the-better in the lives of marginalized rural communities in India. […]

by Anshuman Panda, Shyna Dudeja and Rishu Garg South Odisha, mainly falling under the Eastern Ghats, is geologically part of the ancient landmass of Gondwanaland. The region is particularly vulnerable to climate, regularly frequented by concurrent droughts and cyclones. In total, 11 villages, remotely located in the area of Gunnupur block in Rayagada district, were […]

by Ajit Jadhav Global warming has been affecting human lives worldwide, but this is occurring more rapidly in recent years due to various human activities. The earth’s temperature has increased by 1.5 degrees, leading to change in weather conditions and subsequently affecting the amount of rainfall in a year (Gao, Y., Gao, X., & Zhang, […]

by Arun Dahale Every single drop of water should be used efficiently. Maharashtra is an Indian state particularly vulnerable to climate change and facing water scarcity, especially in rural areas. In 2016, Latur city ran out of water, and a special train had to be arranged to supply water for drinking. In the summer season, […]

by Bhakti Harchekar While agriculture is the main occupation of majority in India, and employs more than 50% of its population, contributing to approximately 18% of its GDP, it is still plagued with many problems & challenges. Small and fragmented land holdings of marginal farmers, expensive nature and inadequate  access to agri inputs like manures, […]

A study of the effectiveness of nearly two decades of nature based and human centered interventions exemplifying the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) approach. by Dada Dadas and Sonal Alvares In sharing this case study, we hope to demonstrate the potential of EbA to create a much needed change-for-the-better in the lives of marginalised rural communities across […]

by Ankita Yadav Groundwater pollution has become a serious concern worldwide, the anthropogenic and geo-genic (natural phenomena) pressures being the major reasons. Human lifestyles in residential and municipal areas, commercial and industrial activities and the growing demand for agriculture are the main contributors to groundwater contamination. India is the largest consumer of groundwater with an […]

Written by Devaraj de Condappa, TMG Research, and Stephen Roche In recent decades, India has suffered greater economic losses and human fatalities due to extreme weather events — such as droughts, storms or flooding — than any other country[1]. Millions of people are regularly displaced due to extreme weather. Many Indians acutely understand the urgency […]

Dr. Arun Bhagat and Er. Madhav Gholkar According to the Global Climate Risk Index 2021, recently published in German-Watch, India ranks seventh among 180 countries in the world’s most affected by climate change. At the same time, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has already stated in 2014 that global warming will increase the […]

By Bhakti Harchekar and Eshwer Kale While watching a film on WOTR’s Water Stewardship efforts, “Paani Kaarbhari – Water Stewards”, that won the Ministry of Jal shakti’s ‘Water Heroes: Share Your Stories’ contest[1], we came across the wise words of a village woman who says that “Water does not belong to one person, it belongs […]