Nikhil Shenai, from the Indian Institute of Human Settlement (IIHS), writes about encountering ‘the real world’ while out in the field and the almost Don Quixote/Sancho Panza-like dynamics he witnessed.
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The ASSAR urban research team at IIHS created a video from drawings at sites in the informal settlement of Hebbal where many interstate migrant waste pickers from West Bengal live.
In this brief we describe how we are using migration to investigate two key questions: (1) How do vulnerabilities vary among social groups? (2) How are vulnerability patterns changing, and why?
In 2016, as part of ASSAR, researchers from the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), visited Gulbarga Region in Karnataka and Latur Region in Maharashtra to talk to development officers and farmers about the devastating impacts of the recurrent drought.
In October 2016, as part of the ASSAR project, stakeholders from Bangalore’s government, civil society, and private and academic sectors met at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Bangalore City Campus to think about Bangalore's water future.
Renie Thomas and Vijayasekaran Duraisamy from the Watershed Organisation Trust look at how communicating the distribution and availability patterns of groundwater to agrarian communities could lead to better management of this crucial resource.
Bidisha Sinha, from WOTR, examines how games can help in teaching people about climate-related issues.
This new paper focuses on the ways that rural communities in the semi-arid region of Maharashtra, India, are vulnerable to heat stress and how they cope with its impacts.
In times when problem-solving hits a dead end, the TSP process can help move things on, by challenging old conventions. Prathigna Poonacha looks at that in the context of India.
Due to the serious water challenges in Jalna, a district in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, India, WOTR initiated a TSP process called ‘The Water Situation in Rural Jalna in 2030: for Domestic and Livelihood Needs’.
The Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) recently held their second Transformative Scenario Workshop (TSP) to think critically about the future of water for domestic and livelihood needs in rural Jalna, India.