The National Conference on 'Peri-Urban Agriculture and Ecosystems: The Multi- Faceted Contribution to Urban Resilience' took place from 22nd-23rdFebruary 2016 at the India International Centre, New Delhi.
Livelihood vulnerability and adaptation in Kolar District, Karnataka, India: Mapping risks and responses. A short report by Chandni Singh, Ritwika Basu and Arjun Srinivas, with input from Bhavana Halanaik, Andaleeb Rahman, Madhushree Munsi and Amir Bazaz.
Hannah Crichton-Smith is studying for a Master’s of Science in Water Security and International Development at the University of East Anglia, UK. Demonstrating the truly cross-regional nature of ASSAR, Hannah recently spent three months as an intern with the ASSAR-India Team in Bangalore where she conducted a literature review on peri-urban conceptualisations and primary research for her Master’s thesis. Her thesis aims to examine how peri-urban dynamics and climate variability are shaping people's access to water and sanitation services on Bangalore's peripheries.
This photo essay captures some of the issues in informal settlements, in this case blue tent squatter settlements that are prevalent in certain pockets of Bangalore. These sites were investigated for our on-going urban research.
To get a better sense of how climate change is impacting the wellbeing of people in rural and urban areas of India we spent our early ASSAR months delving into the wide landscape of literature on the topic. Here’s what we learned.
The Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) conducted a 3rd stakeholder engagement event on the 21st of December 2015, at the Darewadi Training Centre, with more than 50 representatives from 15 villages in the Sangamner transect.
Read about how Rachenahalli is one of the few living lakes of Bangalore, in the north of the city and how it It is connected to water bodies upstream and downstream, particularly Jakkur Lake on the north-east.