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Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network

Water Quality Resource Centre Meeting_17Jul2015

A meeting was held on 17th July, 2015 at the Water Quality and Health Resource Centre, Guwahati to discuss about the progress made up by the Resource Centre since it was set up, ways to strengthen it, challenges and ways to move forward. It was a first of its kind meeting after the formation of the Resource Centre where all the stakeholders came together to chalk out a plan for the future.

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Meeting On Formulation Of Multi-sectoral Research_20Jul2015

A meeting on the formulation of a multi-sectoral project on Arsenic and Fluoride removal and to understand its impact on health and environment was conducted at NEIST, Jorhat, Assam on 20th July.

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UP Water Quality Consultation Meeting_7Aug2015

To initiate a collaboration of the diverse knowledge and action nodes within UP on water quality issues, a state level consultation meeting was organized in Lucknow on 7th August, 2015. This meeting was to discuss what would be the starting points and how collaborations can take shape between individuals and institutions working on water quality issues in UP and also to understand what is required, needs of the region and essential step necessary for sustainable and effective mitigation.
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Bihar Consultation Meeting_12Aug2015

A state level consultation meeting was organized in Patna, Bihar on Water Quality Issues in Bihar on 12th August, 2015. The purpose of the consultation was primarily to bring together a group that has been working on water quality issues and to understand the collective needs of communities suffering from water quality issues. It was also to serve as a space to chalk out a rough strategy for a plan towards water quality issues mitigation.

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Water Quality

Study on Water Quality Laboratories (2014 - 2015)

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Water Security in Peri Urban South Asia

Climatic trends and variability in South Asia A case of four periurban locations

This report is divided into six chapters focusing on climate trends and variability issues in four peri-urban research locations in three south Asian countries. Four chapters following the introduction dwell on the climate related issues and concerns in Khulna (Bangladesh) , Kathmandu (Nepal), Gurgaon and Hyderabad (India). Chapter six summarises the main issues and challenges of climate variability and its impact on the peri-urban population. Download pdf

Scoping Study Reports

A scoping study was carried out from August 2010 – January 2011. It was an exploratory phase investigating the key peri-urban issues in the research sites and the impact of changing peri-urban landscape on water security and climate vulnerability. Four scoping study reports consolidate the outcome of this study.


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Micro Research Reports


Local Perceptions of Climate Change: A reference to changes in water level - Uthpal Kumar and M. Rashed Jalal


Climate Change and Its Implications: What Science Says and What Local People Perceive?

Exchanging information and Climate Change Perception

Report on state of Sand mining at Peri-Urban Kathmandu: Case of Jhaukhel VDC - Rajesh Sada and Anushiya Shrestha

Shared Learning Dialogue on Climate Change Perception

South Asia

Climate trends and variability in South Asia: A case of four peri-urban locations - M Shah Alam Khan, M Shahjahan Mondal, Rajesh Sada and Shaili Gummadilli

Participatory and Visual Assessments of Urbanization, Climate Change and Water Use Practices: An approach in South Asia - Vishal Narain, Rajesh Sada, Uthpal Kumar Roy, Vasundhara Dash, Pranay Ranjan

Workhsop Reports


Art Competition - Uthpal Kumar

Community Based Climate Change Training Uthpal Kumar

Experience Sharing Meeting on Community Based Solid Waste Management By Uthpal Kumar


Capacity Building Training Program

Capacity Building Workshop and Exposure Visit to Model Village

Climate Variability, Urbanization and Water in India - M. Dinesh Kumar

Climate Proofing Role of Watershed and tank management in Andhra Pradesh - N L N Reddy

Climate Change & Need for Systems Thinking Perspective

Orientation Programme on Climate Change, Urbanisation and Water Security

Report on Civil Society Stakeholders Meeting

Report of the Capacity building workshop of Junior Engineers from Public Health Engineering Department, Gurgaon

Report 2012 Ravirala village, Maheshwaram mandal. R.R.dist.

Summary report of the Pilot intervention at YadavBasti, Raviryal Village

Vocational Training of Youth from Sultanpur Village in Peri-Urban


Exchanging information and Climate Change Perception

Exposure visit for Lubhu

River Source Conservation Awareness Campaign

Shared Learning Dialogue on Climate Change Perception

Training on Compost Fertilizer Preparation

Training On Rain Water Harvesting And Its Application In Domestic Uses For Lubhu VDC

Rural to Urban Transistions and the Periurban Interface

Periurbanization in Chennai: a city expanding southwards

Peri urbanization is one of the most complex processes often fuelled by land acquisition and nurtured by unplanned urban growth. The consequence of this process has not only being manifested in the morphological transformations of city’s geographical space but has a whole lot of environmental, social and political repercussions. In fact the understanding of the basic term ‘peri urban’ has changed from rural fringe areas that surround the cities to a zone of co-existence of both rural and urban characteristics and the linkages and flows between them. Some scholars argue that peri-urban is better understood as a process, rather than a place. This makes the very understanding of peri urbanization process complex, requiring considerable probing. The tale of four cities namely, Patna, Guwahati, Chennai and Ahmadabad highlights a lot about the drivers and issues of associated with peri urbanization. Click here to download report.

Dissemination workshop, October 30-31, 2013, Hyderabad

The status report on 'Periurbanization in India: A review of the literature and evidence’




Human Right Based Approach To Sustainable Water Management - Global ToT

San Jose, Costa Rica
6th - 10th October 2014

A Global -Training of Trainers (ToT) programme will be held in San Jose, Costa Rica between the 6th -10th of October, 2014. The topics that will be covered during this ToT are as follows:
Characteristics of Human Rights, Human Rights-Based Approach, Water Right and Right to Water, Changes of paradigms of water, IWRM Principles, Access to Water and Sanitation, Priority Populations, Water Governance and Implementation tools.

August is the 31st latest date for applications.

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Training Workshop on Understanding and Resolving Water Conflicts in North East India

Guwahati, Assam
23-26 January 2012

This training workshop on ‘Understanding and Resolving Water Conflicts in North East India’, aimed at introducing participants to the basic concepts, debates, theoretical and analytical approaches and emerging issues related to water, water conflicts and their resolution especially in the specific context of the North East.

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Training of Trainers (ToT) in Integrated Water Resources Management in Pakistan

Jamshoro, Sindh
16-21 January, 2012

Considering the importance of managing water in Pakistan, a ToT focusing on IWRM was organised by Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) in collaboration with SCaN from 16-21 January 2012 at Jamshoro, Sindh with a total number of 26 participants. It discussed the relevance of IWRM in finding solutions so that the available water resources of the country are wisely and scientifically managed and resultant economic benefits of the country are optimised.

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Training of Elected Grassroots Women Members on Water Users Associations in Maharashtra, India

Maharashtra, India
September 2011 to January 2012

Conventional approaches to water sector planning have ignored the female half of the population. At best, women are assigned passive roles in programmes designed and executed by men. On evaluation, they are found to be wanting. In fact, an extensive study showed that although names of women are included in water sector planning, there is very little presence that they have in the governance of the Water Users Associations (WUAs). SOPPECOM in collaboration with SCaN and Water Resources Department (WRD), Government of Maharashtra through the present course tried to reach out to elected members from WUA in Ghod Major Irrigation Project in Ahmednagar district of Northern Maharashtra, India. The main aim of the project was to move towards facilitating effective participation of women in WUAs formed in the irrigation sector as part of the new reforms.

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SCaN hosts Cap-Net’s Annual Partners and Network Managers Meeting – 2011

Hyderabad, India
14-16 December 2011

The Cap-Net Annual Network Managers meeting was held in Hyderabad, India from 14-16 December 2011. Hosted by SCaN, there were representatives globally from nineteen (19) capacity building networks. The principal agenda of the meeting included an assessment of outputs during the last year and future work plans, identifying areas of collaboration, developing strategic actions for the new phase of the programme and recommending options for Cap-Net’s institutional arrangements in the future. The fact that a fledgling SCaN had enthusiastically volunteered and had been provided with an opportunity to host the event shows the confidence reposed in the new network by members of the working body. Being the newest member of the Cap-Net family, successful organisation of the meeting added the proverbial feather in the cap of SCaN.

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Training Program on Understanding and Resolving Water Conflicts in India

Odisha, India
18-22 July 2011

A training program on Understanding and Resolving Water Conflicts was organized at Satpada on Chilika lake, Odisha during 18-22 July 2011 by the Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India in collaboration with Baitarani Initiative, Odisha State Resource Centre of the Forum and SCaN with the basic aim of introducing participants to the concepts, debates, theoretical and analytical approaches and emerging issues related to water, water conflicts and their resolution in India. 

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Workshop on the Use of Open Source Geospatial Tools in Integrated Water Resources Management

Hyderabad, India
19-21 April 2011

SaciWATERs-CapNet Network (SCaN) in association with OSGeo-India and Salim Ali Centre for Orinthology and Natural History (SACON) held a 3-day training on the use of Open Source Geospatial tools in IWRM, at the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT). The capacity building workshop was able to expose to the users the potential power of Open Source Geospatial technologies in Integrated Water Resources Management practices and how it can scientifically help in estimating the water availability, water demand, and assess the impacts of some potential actions. 
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Training of Trainers in Integrated Water Resources Management

Kandy, Sri Lanka
16-25 September 2010

A ten day Training of Trainers (ToT) in IWRM was held in Kandy, Sri Lanka from 16-25 September 2010. SaciWATERs as a regional network partner of Cap-Net in South Asia along with the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka organized the training. The training was jointly funded by the Cap-Net and the Crossing Boundaries (CB) Project, a regional capacity building project on IWRM, Gender and Water. The training aimed at Catalyzing Curriculum Reform in Integrated Water Resource Management IWRM). country levels.
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Gender, Water and Equity Training

Kathmandu, Nepal
14-18 June 2010

The training workshop on Gender, Water and Equity (GWE) is the fifth in a series for researchers, policy makers, development practitioners, academics and activists from the South Asian region. This programme was jointly organized by SaciWATERs; Cap-Net; Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management (SOPPECOM); Gender and Water Alliance (GWA); Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC); and UN HABITAT during 14-18 June 2010 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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