– Purpose of the event: The main objective of the program was to build a national momentum
on water quality issues and discussed to articulate the same..
– Target group: Government, CSOs, DoNOR organisations and Academicians.
– Outcome: In the meet, it was presented about the significance to have a national momentum on water quality issues which have been threatening entire country for the long time. Regarding this, the participants were shared their thoughts and which could lead to get a national mission focusing on water quality and health and help to bring different stakeholders together and make a significant efforts for addressing water quality challenges and it’s related health consequences. .
– Purpose of the event: The major purpose of the training program was to build capacity of the
medical practitioner and community frontline workers on prevention, detection and
management of arsenicosis, and estimate the health burden due to arsenic exposure.
– Target group: Doctors, ANM, ASHA and Community frontline workers.
– Outcome: The training programs would lead to strengthen the capacity of the participants for identification and referral of suspected cases of arsenicosis for proper diagnosis on time and support to conduct health camp in arsenic affected areas. It is also expected that the participants could provide training, as well as generate awareness among community people about the issues of arsenic related health exposure in cascading method.
– Purpose of the event: Sharing about the EU supported action and initiate the People Centric District platform to work in Jorhat district, in order to complement the National Water Quality Sub-Mission (NWQSM) for providing access to safe drinking water.
– Target group: District Administration, PHED, Health, Academic Institutions, UNICEF, CSOs, Frontline Community Workers
– Outcome: Initiated the people centric district platform and a MoU would be signed with the Jorhat Medical College, CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat and SaciWATERs for the health assessment focusing on arsenic contamination in water. .
– Purpose of the event: Sharing about the EU supported action and initiate the People Centric District platform to work in Nalbari district, in order to complement the National Water Quality Sub-Mission (NWQSM) for providing access to safe drinking water.
– Target group: District Administration, PHED, Health, Academic Institutions, CSOs, Frontline Community Workers.
– Outcome: Initiated the people centric district platform and which would work for the awareness generation & sharing good practices for addressing arsenic challenges in the affected areas.
Saciwaters organised a dissemination workshop on the theme Drought Preparedness of Vulnerable sections in Rural Telangana, on the 22nd December 2017. The objectives of the workshop were firstly to share the processes and outcomes of the drought policy study funded by UNICEF, and secondly to enable a discussion that could throw up ideas for future directions of research in the field of Drought Management and Risk Reduction.22nd December 2017
Through the cumulative discussions, interactions and field engagement of Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network in Assam, since August 2014, the issue of arsenic in water for drinking came to be understood as a communication problem. The same highlighted the need for affected communities’ to be informed about the issue so that precautionary measures can be taken.19th to 20th October 2016
A country level dialogue meeting was organized by SaciWATERs and Institute of Water Modelling (IWM) in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 4th June 2016 and was divided into three broad themes i.e. knowledge sharing, economic opportunities and disaster management. The workshop provided a platform for the sharing of knowledge and good practices across the region and also provided a platform to take into account the views of different stakeholders.Read more 4th June 2016
SaciWATERs along with TERI, co-hosted the panel on International Cooperation and Transboundary Perspectives on Water at the third India Water Forum. The overall objective of the panel “International Cooperation and Trans-boundary Perspectives on water” was to share the experience of the panelists on issues and challenges and seek for avenues for transboundary cooperation.Read more 20th to 22nd April 2016
SaciWATERs in partnership with the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Department (Government of Telangana) and WaterAid India is conducting a Capacity Building training of Village Waterman to assure safe drinking water and sustainability of water resources in Nizamabad district, Telangana on 23rd -24th December 2015.Read more 23rd & 24th December 2015
As part of the ongoing CGIAR WLE Project Poverty Square and Gender Circle the capacity building training program aims to refresh participant’s awareness on water rights, equity and gender issues as emerging nuances with the changing environmental impacts and policies in the Eastern Gangetic plains of India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The workshop encourages participants to practically apply the emerging concept in development projects/programmes. The participants in this capacity building training programs are Government Offices from the three countries working in agriculture and irrigation sectors.Read more 15th & 17th December 2015
As part of the South Asia Water Fellowships (SAWA), a training programme on Interdisciplinary Research Concepts and Methodologies was organized in Kandy, Sri Lanka from 28th November to 3rd December, 2015. The training programme was financially supported by International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada and CapNet.Read more 28th to 03rd December 2015
A Capacity Building Training on ‘Participatory Rural Appraisal’ tools and methods was conducted by SaciWATERs in Rasoolpura, Begumpet on 15-16th June 2015, as part of the ‘Citizen First’ project funded by WaterAid. The training was attended by a total of 25 participants, including Basti Vikas Manch (BVM) members, Society for Participatory Development (SPD), SaciWATERs staff and Social Work students. The Training aimed at enhancing the skills of project staffs to carry out mapping of WASH related information. The two days programme included sessions on, Resource Mapping, Social Mapping, and Focus Group Discussion. During the Training, a small session on GIS (Geographic Information System) was also conducted to help participants understand the basic concept behind the importance of creating maps at basti/slum and household levels. Further, a transect walk was conducted in a slum named Indiramma Nagar in Rasoolpura. The training was a balanced blend of both theoretical class-room sessions and practical on- field sessions.Read more 15th to 16th June 2015
A review workshop on ‘Climate Change and Food Security’ is being organised for the first batch (2013-15) of IDRC SAWAS Fellows on May 29, 2015, at Hotel Plaza, Telangana Tourism Plaza, Begumpet, Hyderabad. The participants will be from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka; University of Peradenia, Sri Lanka; Anna University, Chennai and Nepal Engineering College, Kathmandu. The aim of the workshop is to review the research work conducted by the SAWAS Fellows. The event is being sponsored by IDRC.Read more 29th May 2015
On 23rd May 2015, SaciWATERs in collaboration with Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM), BUET, Dhaka and funded by The Asia Foundation (TAF) organised a 'Transnational Policy Dialogue consultation meeting for Improved Water Governance in Brahmaputra River', in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The aim of the dialogue was to explore the hydro-diplomatic relations within India (Assam and Arunachal Pradesh) and between India, Bhutan, China and Bangladesh in co-managing this trans-boundary river.Read more 23rd May 2015
A multistakeholder workshop on Peri urban water security, conflicts and cooperation in India is being organised by SaciWATERs on 15th May 2015 at Hotel Plaza, Telangana Tourism Plaza, Begumpet, Hyderabad. The workshop is a part of our ongoing project titled "Climate Policy, Conflicts and Cooperation in Peri-Urban South Asia: Towards Resilient and Water Secure Communities", funded by Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, NWO under Conflict and Cooperation in the Management of Climate Change - Integrated Project initiative. The workshop seeks to engage with a critical mass of stakeholders on the theme of the project and foster dialogue among them on issues of periurban water security, set a base for research uptake by sharing preliminary project findings with stakeholders and builds a commitment to action, learn and network with other researchers on similar projects and themes.Read more 15th May 2015
On the occasion of 22nd International World Water Day on March 22nd 2015, SaciWATERs is organising a one day event titled “Water in the 21st Century” in collaboration with State Water and Sanitation Mission, Department of Panchayat Raj and Rural Development, Government of Telangana. The event is sponsored by WaterAid, India. The event would start at 9:30 AM at Auditorium, Dr. MCR HRD Institute, road no.25, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. The aim of this event is to focus on two prime and crucial water management challenges; scarcity and quality.Read more 22nd March 2015
SaciWATERs in collaboration with the Government of Telangana- SWSM and RWS&S departments and with the support of WaterAid organised a one day Training of Trainers programme which was held on the 11th of March at Hotel Vamshee International, Nizamabad. The training programme on Water Quality Monitoring and Sanitation, targeted 40 laboratory and engineering personnel from the district RWS&S department of Nizamabad who play a crucial role in the support and provision of WATSAN services at the Grass roots.Read more 15th May 2015
SaciWATERs in collaboration with Government of Telangana, State Water and Sanitation Mission and WaterAid is organising a 2 days Training of Trainers (ToT) with Water Quality Testing Lab Officials on 23rd and 24th February 2015. This TOT is to enhance the skills of the Government Lab Officials in effective delivery of water quality services in the State.
There will be more than 100 Lab Officials participating in this ToT.
Peter Mollinga, (Prof. School of Oriental & African Studies) visit to SaciWATERs on February 19, 2015. Honorary founder of SaciWATERs shares his contemporary thought and genesis on SaciWATERsRead more 19th February 2015