Submitted by: Watershed Organisation Trust
Implemented country: India
Title: Changing Lives, Saving the Future through a Holistic Watershed Development Spiral

WOTR since 1993 has been undertaking holistic and integrated development activities for poverty reduction in resource-fragile and rain-fed areas in India. The area of intervention has been in building adaptive capacities of rural communities to respond to the effects of emerging climate changes by regenerating and managing the eco-systems they live in, diversifying livelihood sources in order to reduce risks, and adopting new agricultural and renewable energy technologies. As of March 2009; WOTR’s work has touched the lives of over 800,000 people from 992 villages through 748 watershed projects covering an area of 569,358 hectares in 4 states. (

Category: Water