Arjun Srinivas, a researcher in ASSAR's India team, explains that the challenge for policymakers is to establish a robust policy architecture that is flexible, forward-thinking and enables farmers to adapt to disruptions.
Lucia Scodanibbio visited ASSAR's South Asia field sites with Georgina Cundill Kemp to see the great work that WOTR has been involved in over the past few years. This is her photo-essay of the field trip.
Written by members of ASSAR from the WOTR, this working paper presents an example of how agricultural practices in rural Maharashtra, India have been – and continue to be – transformed in response to changing climates and additional stresses brought on by non-climatic aggravators.
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.
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’.
A new policy brief by WOTR highlights the varied risks and responses to heat stress among the different social categories in Maharashtra, thereby identifying the vulnerable groups as well as the important factors that affect vulnerability to heat stress.