The WOTR Centre for Resilience Studies (W-CReS)

Climatic and non-climatic drivers of changes are significantly altering India’s landscapes, its socio-political fabric and economy. In particular, the overall impacts of climate change on ecosystems, water, agriculture, forests, wet lands and grasslands are expected to be adverse, further exacerbating existing problems. In an economy closely linked to its natural resource base where over 60%…


Health and Nutrition

WOTR’s interventions in Health have been in several areas: Taking 2 indicators – Children’s Growth and HB – to understand the nutritional status of the community and communicate it to them so they can take the required measures. Setting up a cadre of Health workers and their capacity building to intervene in the community. Facilitating…


Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Livelihoods

The Kumbharwadi Project
In 2011, WOTR was awarded a grant from the American Friends of WOTR (AFoW) for a project in Kumbharwadi Village – a small village in the Indian state of Maharashtra with a population of 840. Climate change has resulted in land degradation and water scarcity in this area. Agricultural conditions are becoming more and more challenging each season, and farmers have struggled to adapt.