Category Archives for Water

What comes, what goes, what remains?

“Ever thought about how much there is to learn from a glass of water?” This is how the session starts. A graphic is explained, leaving the audience a bit shocked. Then the facilitator makes 2 columns: Credit & Debit – … Continue reading

14. October 2012 by admin
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Five months in India: An odyssey of mind and body

A week before my trip to India, I opened a Word document and titled it “What do I know about India so far.” After two and a half sentences I called off the charade. I was reading books about the … Continue reading

23. September 2011 by admin
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5 Myths about Water – And What WOTR Is Doing about It

1.  Myth: Water is a completely renewable resource managed by the water circle. Scarcity is not a concern. Reality: True, the water cycle makes much freshwater renewable. But problems arise from the heavy pollution of water and from a growing … Continue reading

30. April 2011 by admin
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Agrometeorology

If you want to respond creatively to climate variability you must also be aware of the climate. Climate variability has impacts on the drivers of livelihood in a village – land, crops, livestock, water, vegetation, biodiversity, etc.  We need to … Continue reading

31. March 2011 by admin
Categories: Climate Change, Climate Change Adaptation, Sustainable Agriculture, Water | 1 comment

Water Budgeting

“What happens to the groundwater-tables when I plant Onions in my field? Is there a connection between what I plant, what other farmers plant and the water availability in the area? Is there a way I can visualize or estimate … Continue reading

31. March 2011 by admin
Categories: Climate Change Adaptation, Sustainable Agriculture, Water | 1 comment

The Climate Change Adaptation Project: A Grassroots Initiative for People and the Planet

Wherever you were last year, you probably experienced extreme weather. Tied for the hottest year on record, 2010 included massive flooding in Pakistan and Australia, record blizzards in North America, and heat waves in Eastern Europe and India. The climate … Continue reading

31. March 2011 by admin
Categories: Bio-Diversity, Climate Change Adaptation, Gender, Sustainable Agriculture, Water, Watershed Development | Leave a comment

8 Studies, 3 stories and a teaser

There is much written on the science of Climate Change, and much speculation on its dire impacts – the social and economic, the disasters of unpredictable rainfall, and extreme weather events combined with rising temperatures and seas. Most of these … Continue reading

31. March 2011 by admin
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Of Cabbages and Kings

Wrapping up WOTR’s 2011 Climate Change Conference – Sam Jewler and Radha Kunke “The time has come”, the Walrus said, “to talk of many things… of shoes – of ships — and sealing wax… Of cabbages and Kings” so said … Continue reading

31. March 2011 by admin
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