WOTR has received two awards for his or her distinctive arduous work towards water conservation





Watershed Organization Trust (WOTR), a globally acknowledged non-profit group bagged two prestigious awards on 4th May 2022, from FICCI and TERI-IWA-UNDP for his or her contribution to water administration & water stewardship. At the ninth Edition of the FICCI Water Awards, WOTR was felicitated with Joint Second Prize within the ‘Water Initiatives by NGOs’ class. With this WOTR was additionally celebrated with TERI-IWA-UNDP Water Sustainability Award for ‘Excellence in Participatory Water Management’ for its Water Stewardship Initiative.












Watershed Organisation Trust was rewarded by FICCI for its mission ‘Building Adaptive Capacities and Resilience to Climate Change of Tribal and Marginalized Communities in Odisha. Launched in 2018, the mission was applied in 11 villages throughout 4 Gram Panchayats, particularly, Jaltar, Kulusing, Puttasing, and Tolana within the Rayagada district.

The mission contributed to an improved local weather adaptive and resilient livelihood for rural communities and the dissemination of participative local weather change adaptation methods on the nationwide stage too. 

On the achievements, Prakash Keskar, Executive Director, WOTR stated, “We are committed to ecosystem conservation and sustainable development in rural India. The project in rural Rayagada in Odisha helped villagers adopt responsible water management practices for farming and other purposes. It is a moment of great satisfaction that our efforts in this field have been recognized by renowned organizations like FICCI and TERI. All credit goes to our hardworking and committed team members of WOTR who worked dedicatedly for the cause”. 

WOTR’s Water Stewardship Initiative received the distinguished TERI-IWA-UNDP Water Sustainability Award for ‘Excellence in Participatory Water Management’ as its Water Stewardship Initiative in Maharashtra. Its mission ensured a sustainable, equitable, and sufficient provide of water for varied classes of customers, by provide and demand administration measures on the village and neighborhood stage within the area. 












WOTR group has carefully been working with authorities, panchayats, and native administrations to empower weak communities, ladies, and farmers with a deal with ecosystem and landscapes, local weather, water, agriculture, livelihoods, well being and sanitation, and gender equality. WOTR additionally engages with establishments and different stakeholders to remodel learnings from floor experiences and analysis applications and shapes efficient insurance policies and applications. 

Keeping an eye fixed on local weather change with a dedication to sustainable improvement, WOTR has been using the Ecosystem-based Adaptation strategy to constructing resilience in rural communities throughout 7 states of India. WOTR has efficiently facilitated 230 NGOs and authorities Project Implementation Agencies (PIAs), that are necessary companions for outreach and up-scaling of sustainable initiatives. Additionally, WOTR has revealed over 136 articles/research and books, over 106 academic and coaching movies, and 24 instruments for wide-scale adaptation.

About WOTR

Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) is a globally acknowledged group devoted to remodeling the lives of hundreds of thousands of poor villagers throughout India by participatory watershed improvement and ecosystems restoration, climate-resilient sustainable agriculture, built-in and environment friendly water administration, and local weather change adaptation, with a particular emphasis on constructing the resilience of weak communities, farmers, and ladies.












WOTR was established in 1993 and is headquartered in Pune, Maharashtra, India. As of March 2021, WOTR, in collaboration with its companions, has labored in over 5,300 villages throughout 9 Indian states – Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha. It has impacted greater than 4.5 million individuals, skilled over 560,000 individuals from throughout India and 63 nations and collaborated with 230 NGOs/ Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs), and promoted over 15,500 SHGs involving 190,000 ladies.











First revealed on: 04 May 2022, 04:43 IST



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