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Orientation on Safe Water and Health, Majuli, Assam
13 Oct 2017

Orientation on Safe Water and Health, Majuli, Assam

Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network, in collaboration with Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute and District Administration, Majuli (Assam) organised a two day Orientation cum Training Programme on Safe Water and Health on 11th and 12th October 2017 at Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Majuli, Assam. The Orientation began with a short presentation on the Arsenic network and largely comprised of in-house presentations by experts...

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30 Sep 2017

Collaboration with Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute under the Prajalit Matritta program in Assam

30th Sep 2017: Collaboration with Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute under the Prajalit Matritta program in Assam to send voice messages on accessing safe water sources in all the arsenic affected villages in Assam. Message: Your water may be contaminated with arsenic and hence drinking it might affect the body severely. If you have been suffering from skin related issues, Please visit the doctor...

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Awareness Camp on health impacts of arsenic
01 Jun 2017

Awareness Camp on health impacts of arsenic

Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network, with the support from SAMTA, Khagaria and Mahavir Cancer Research Sansthan, Patna organised a Health Awareness Camp in Madarpur and Chaidha Gram Panchayats of Khagaria. The purpose of the camp was to identify people affected with arsenic toxicity. Press release Newspaper Cutting 1 Newspaper Cutting 2


Exposure Visit to Jorhat and Majuli, Assam
24 May 2017

Exposure Visit to Jorhat and Majuli, Assam

Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network in association with the team of Safe Water Centre for Healthy Assam (SWaCHA) conducted a field exposure visit to Jorhat and Majuli districts of Assam to understand the larger ecosystem of partnerships for addressing the challenge of arsenic contamination in water and also to get a first hand information about the effects of arsenic among the community. Report Download pdf



23 May 2017

Training cum Awareness workshop on Impact of Arsenic contamination and probable remedial measures

Training cum Awareness workshop on Impact of Arsenic contamination and probable remedial measures held on 30th April 2017 in Kheyada 1 GP office, Sonarpur block , South 24 Parganas, West Bengal. The workshop, coordinated by The Researcher (https://www.theresearcherwb.org) was one of the activities under the Knowledge Exchange modules of the ongoing Shifting Grounds Project (http://saciwaters.org/shiftinggrounds) in collaboration with Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network. Download Report



10 May 2017

Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network’s Dissemination Workshop cum Partners’ Meet

Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network’s Dissemination Workshop cum Partners’ Meet, 8th-9th May, 2017 was held at Patna Women’s College, Patna. Reports Workshop report          Summary of the workshop report   Press release IndiaWaterPortal Hindi          Dainik Bhaskar (10 May, 2017)   Hindustan Times (11 May, 2017)



05 Mar 2017

Research Collaboration for addressing arsenic contamination

SaciWATERs in association with Delft University of Technology, Both ENDs and local NGO partner viz The Researcher is working in a project titled “Shifting grounds: Institutional transformation, enhancing knowledge and capacity to manage groundwater security in peri-urban Ganges delta systems’. The project focuses on groundwater quality and use/abuse in peri-urban deltaic track of Kolkata. Focusing on two most arsenic affected districts of North and South...

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05 Mar 2017

Capacity building workshop

Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network supported two individuals from Kolkata and Assam for their participation in a Capacity building Workshop held from 1st- 4th March 2017 on household level water treatment technologies. The four day workshop and training program was jointly organised by CAWST and the Sehgal Foundation at Samastipur, Bihar. It was participatory by nature and the participants were drawn into the program through...

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30 Nov 2016

Conclave on Aquifer Mapping and Ground Water Management , Ministry of Water Resources and CGWB, New Delhi

Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network was invited to attend Bhujal Manthan 2016 – a Conclave on Aquifer Mapping and Ground Water Management organised by Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) and Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) at New Delhi. The proceedings of the conclave includes a working paper on Network approach to the wicked problems of water quality by Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network



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