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May 22, 2024 Bridging the gender divide in Participatory Irrigation Management
Woman member of water user association is giving fish feed to a community pond in West Midnapore in West Bengal (Image: Tanmoy Bhaduri/IWMI)
May 19, 2024 The surprising connection between Wikipedia, beaches, and your water bottle.
A top down image of a lush green forest in a sacred grove in Meghalaya (Image created by: Sreechand Tavva)
April 18, 2024 As the demand for water from the Hindu Kush Himalaya region is expected to rise due to population growth, the impacts of temperature increases, and development requirements, researchers emphasise the urgent need to enhance scientific collaboration and rejuvenate existing treaties and governance structures.
Rivers of destiny (Image: Vikramjit Kakati/Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED)
February 14, 2024 The event underlined the need to create a skilled workforce with multi-skilling abilities, embodying the concept of a one-stop-shop and service, particularly relevant for the organised sector.
The release of the reports prepared under the Jal Kaushal Project, led by the JustJobs Network and funded by Arghyam (Image: Arghyam)
January 11, 2024 These preliminary findings provide a roadmap for detailed research, offering insights into the jobs, tasks, and skills required to manage rural water resources in India.
Examining jobs, skills, and tasks in rural water sector (Image: JustJobs Network)
January 7, 2024 Need to nudge state governments to evolve a detailed roadmap (planning, implementation and operations related strategies)—immediate, medium and long-term—for ensuring drinking water security.
Demand-responsive approach became the mainstay of the project with the initiation of sectoral reforms (Image: India Water Portal Flickr)
Mainstreaming gender in participatory irrigation management: Why does empowerment matter?
Bridging the gender divide in Participatory Irrigation Management Posted on 22 May, 2024 10:52 AM

Women play a central role in providing, managing, and safeguarding water. Yet, the waterscapes across the world are distinctly gendered in that productive use of water gets ascribed to men while reproductive use gets ascribed to women. That is, drinking water and sanitation are considered a woman’s domain, while irrigation is regarded as a man’s domain.

Woman member of water user association is giving fish feed to a community pond in West Midnapore in West Bengal (Image: Tanmoy Bhaduri/IWMI)
How do your everyday choices impact the world's resources?
The surprising connection between Wikipedia, beaches, and your water bottle. Posted on 19 May, 2024 08:41 PM

What do forests, air, and groundwater have in common?

A top down image of a lush green forest in a sacred grove in Meghalaya (Image created by: Sreechand Tavva)
Accelerating climate action: Bridging the gap from dialogue to action
Climate Asia’s third annual conference was a call to address our planet's growing concerns Posted on 29 Apr, 2024 08:33 PM

In a call to confront our planet's pressing challenges, the 3rd Annual Climate Asia Conference convened in Bengaluru this April. Themed "Accelerating climate action: Bridging the gap from dialogue to action," the event saw leaders and experts from diverse sectors, all driven by a shared determination to effect tangible change.

People in the face of climate change (Image: UNDP; CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED)
Political parties urged to pay special attention to rehabilitation of people displaced by climate change
23-point Youth Manifesto urges for ‘rehabilitation with dignity’ and ‘ecosystem restoration’ among other aspects Posted on 20 Apr, 2024 12:09 PM

The ‘Youth4Water India’, a campaign initiated by Water Initiatives, WaterAid India and sixty-eight other organisations, has just released a 23-point manifesto for political parties contesting in these general elections urging upon them to commit to special rehabilitation and support programmes for the youth who are most vul

Youth are the first to migrate out due to extreme climate impacts; should be provided with ‘adequate employment opportunities’ with their right to life and education protected (Image: ADRA, Flickr Commons; CC BY-ND 2.0 DEED)
Collaborative approaches to water governance in Indus, the Ganga and the Brahmaputra basin
As the demand for water from the Hindu Kush Himalaya region is expected to rise due to population growth, the impacts of temperature increases, and development requirements, researchers emphasise the urgent need to enhance scientific collaboration and rejuvenate existing treaties and governance structures. Posted on 18 Apr, 2024 09:05 AM

The future of over one billion people and globally significant ecosystems hinges on collaborative efforts to address the challenges posed by climate change and water management in three critical river basins: the Indus, the Ganga, and the Brahm

Rivers of destiny (Image: Vikramjit Kakati/Wikimedia Commons; CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED)
Women in management enhance companies' eco-transition
The positive influence of women in management positions on the ecological transition of companies is highlighted in the findings of two research studies conducted at Excelia Business School. Posted on 12 Mar, 2024 09:41 AM

Two research studies, published in January 2024, demonstrate the positive impact of the presence of women on boards of directors in furthering the ecological transition of companies. The first study shows that the presence of a greater number of women on boards of directors and in management positions stimulates green innovation and, on a wider scale, corporate innovation. The seco

Women in management positively impact companies' ecological transition
Women are key to the success of the green transition
On International Women’s Day, ACCA underlines the need to address gender inequality in sustainability Posted on 08 Mar, 2024 02:02 PM

Women have a crucial role to play in the green economy. But leading global accountancy body ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is concerned that women are in danger of being left behind in the green transition.

Ruby Mehla, a farmer recieves regular updates on weather and climate smart practices through voice messages on their registered mobile phone in the Climate Smart Village of Anjanthalli. (Image: CCAFS/2014/Prashanth Vishwanathan)
Women leading the charge in water transformation and conservation
Women pioneering change: Inspiring stories of empowerment in water sector Posted on 06 Mar, 2024 03:11 PM

As a woman achieves power, the barriers will fall

Image for representation (Image: India Water Portal Flickr)
Inspiring inclusion: Empowering women in grassroots governance
Navigating gender dynamics in grassroots governance for climate resilience Posted on 04 Mar, 2024 04:38 PM

At the grassroots level, ‘inclusion’ goes beyond representation. It involves ensuring diverse voices, including women, are actively participating in decision-making processes. This is especially crucial while addressing issues like climate change, given the phenomenon's unequal gendered effects.

Women in governance: Moving beyond figures to real influence in climate decision-making (Image: PDAG)
Empowering rural development through geospatial technologies
Insights from GeoSmart India 2023 Rural Track on 'Civil Society & Geospatial Knowledge Co-Creation' anchored by Foundation for Ecological Security Posted on 15 Feb, 2024 04:20 PM

The simplification of access to the Global Positioning System (GPS) via smartphones, along with mapping solutions built to leverage these in the form of easy-to-use apps, has contributed to the widespread adoption of geospatial technologies in the rural landscape.

Composite Landscape Assessment & Restoration Tool (CLART) being used by rural people (Image: FES)
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