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Vulnerability to Heat Stress: A Case Study of Yavatmal

भारतात उष्णतेची लाट ही साधारण उन्हाळाच्या महिन्यांमध्ये (एप्रिल-मे) दिसून येते. मागील काही वर्षांपासून उष्माघातामुळे मृत्यू झालेल्या व्यक्तींची संख्या ही भारतातील काही भागांमध्ये वाढतच चाललेली आहे. सन २००१ ते २०१२ च्या एकूण नेसर्गिक आपत्तीच्या मृत्यू संदर्भार्तील आकडेवारी पाहता जवळजवळ ४% लोकांचा मृत्यू हा उष्माघातामुळे झाला आहे. गेल्या काही वर्षांपासून उष्माघातामुळे मृतांच्या संख्येमध्ये झपाट्याने वाढ झाली आहे. भारतीय हवामान विभागाच्या (आयएमडी) मते, मागील अर्ध-शतकापासून (१९६१-२०१०) “उष्णतेच्या लाटेच्या ” वारंवारतेत एक तृतीयांशने वाढ झाली आहे . सरासरी जागतिक तापमानात वाढ झाल्यामुळे, गरम दिवसांच्या संख्येत वाढ, उष्णतेच्या लाटेची आणि दिवसातील तापमान यामध्ये प्रचंड वाढ होण्याची शक्यता आहे. त्याचप्रमाणे उष्णतेच्या लाटेमुळे मृत्यूदरात ही वाढ होण्याची भीती निर्माण झाली आहे. म्हणूनच, मानवी आरोग्यावर उष्णता तणावाचे परिणाम ही भारतात चिंतेचा विषय बनत आहेत.

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PPCP Newsletter Vol.6

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Watershed development: The case for water neutrality

This impact brief describes the impact of watershed development in Budhera, in Medak district Telangana. With WOTR as a knowledge partner, Dr. Reddy’s Labs (DRL) strived for ‘water neutrality’ through the watershed development and management approach. In this project, the focus was on conservation of soil, rainwater, and vegetation, harvesting the surplus water to create water sources in addition to groundwater recharge and covering the non-arable area effectively through afforestation based on land capability class. Emphasis was also laid on restoring the ecological balance.

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Sahaj Jalbodh Tantra-Success story of Sundarwadi

Success story of Sundarwadi, one of our watershed villages from Marathwada region where sustainable water management practices are implemented by WOTR and SIED has been published in the book written by Shri Upendra Dhonde, groundwater expert, Central Ground Water Board. The book ‘Sahaj Jalbodh Tantra’ in Marathi is published by Prajakt Prakashan, Pune.

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The Common Bucket Game

The resources we use are limited.It demands a sustainable way of using so that not only us, but also the future generations might be able to enjoy it.
This simple message is however very difficult to put across sometimes. "The Common Bucket" is a fun game designed to give across this message. For details, download the pdf.

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PPCP Newsletter Vol.5

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Community-driven vulnerability assessment and resilience building: cases from development contexts

Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to announce the publishing of a chapter named- 'Community-driven vulnerability assessment and resilience building: cases from development contexts' in the publication “Enhancing Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries Through Community-Based Adaptation: Think Globally and Act Locally”. 

 
This publication is published by the 'African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Nairobi, Kenya'. This book draws rich evidence from empirical CBA (Community Based Adaptation) cases by featuring wide array of stakeholders from different sectors. The publication was published at COP 22, Marrakech 2016.

 

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Reclaiming degraded lands and building resilience to climate change in Maharashtra, India

Watershed Organisation Trust is pleased to announce the publishing of a chapter named- 'Reclaiming degraded lands and building resilience to climate change in Maharashtra, India' in the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) publication 'Living Land' for the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification (2010–2020). 

 
Living Land is a collection of inspiring stories tackling the challenges of land degradation and climate change, and doing so affordably. These stories explain how land degradation occurs and what we can do, and what is already being done. http://bit.ly/2svLfvM  

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Save The Girl Child

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