By Dr. Eshwer Kale The world is today facing an unprecedented water crisis, both in access and availability. Cape Town in South Africa reached ‘day zero’ water status in 2018. India, according to the NITI Aayog, is facing the worst water crisis in its history, with an estimated 600 million people having to deal with […]

Navnath Ghodake Water is an essential requirement for all forms of life, both human and animal. One can say that the quality of life of a person depends heavily on the quality and availability of water supplied to him or her.  It is in that context that the Watershed Organisation Trust works in the villages […]

By Vikas Prakash Joshi The small boy took out a book from the library shelf, on Friday morning (Library Day in his school), and looked at it curiously. It was his habit to look at the books around him, and soak in the atmosphere of the library. One day, he felt, he dreamed he would […]

By Nikhil Nikam “Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel prizes – one for peace and one for science.” –  John F. Kennedy When the Indo-German Watershed Development Programme (IGWDP) was initiated in 1989 and operationalized in 1992, the overall goal of the programme was poverty reduction through people-managed […]

By Nikhil Nikam In the last 20 years, the lifestyles of people the world over have been transformed with the widespread adoption of smartphones. From food to transport to the latest news, from e-commerce to healthcare, smartphones are now an indispensable tool of modern life. We are, in fact, dependent on our phones for a […]

By Harshal Khade Retelling the story of Dunda Dhadwad from Shiswad I was once asked in the University class of Sociolinguistics by our professor ‘Has your life ever changed by watching a movie?’, I knew the answer at the back of my mind as a resounding ‘Yes’.  At that time, I was too hesitant to […]

By Dr. Ashok Dalwai

By Apoorva Nandwana* Madhya Pradesh is called ‘The Heart of India’—the tagline is based on the state’s location  and was popularized by the state’s tourism board.  The campaign made me keen to visit the state, for the last many years. I was therefore extremely fortunate that during my internship with the Watershed Organization Trust (WOTR) […]

Policy makers, researchers, think-tanks and NGOs discuss economic perspectives and grassroots challenges to combat land degradation at side-event hosted by WOTR

By Rahul Dev The United Nations marks the decade starting with World Water Day i.e. March 22, 2018, as the International Decade for Action – “Water for Sustainable Development”. [1]  This decision has been taken in the wake of increasing pressure on water resources and ecosystems worldwide. It clearly brings out the importance of recognizing the […]