Water

Adoption of Climate-Smart Technologies

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) defines climate-smart agriculture (CSA) as technologies, practices, and services that sustainably increase agricultural productivity, enhance agriculture’s resilience to climatic stresses, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by agriculture. Examples of CSA includes use of improved seeds, rainwater harvesting, nutrient and irrigation management, and crop/livestock insurance.

Groundwater Management in Indian Agriculture: Policy Instruments

In recent decades, groundwater levels have declined steadily in key aquifers across India, leading to serious environmental concerns and impacts.

Dialogue on Climate Change and Livelihood Adaptation in Gujarat

It is predicted that climate change and rising temperatures will increase the demand for water used in agriculture and in urban areas. This poses significant risks for the livelihoods of rural communities and the food security of urban populations. In order to address these risks there is a need to understand issues surrounding  water security in India.  For instance, options that address increasing water scarcity through better co-management of water at the river basin are needed in many water-stressed areas.

Risk factors for Chronic Undernutrition in Children

A paper in Social Science and Medicine investigates 15 risk factors for chronic undernutrition among children in India. This research is especially relevant considering that nearly 40 percent of the world’s stunted children live in India and that despite decades of high economic growth, the prevalence of undernutrition remains high.

Water: Constraints & Opportunities

The 4th India Water Week began on April 4 and comes at a time of increased concern over available water resources. New Delhi faced an acute water crisis during February 2016 in which schools were shut down due to the crisis.

Water: Constraints & Opportunities

The 4th India Water Week began on April 4 and comes at a time of increased concern over available water resources. New Delhi faced an acute water crisis during February 2016 in which schools were shut down due to the crisis.

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