09 Apr 2018
As part of its ongoing work on Water Access and Management, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai hosted a workshop on reducing exposure to unsafe drinking water in rural India, led by Professor Van Geen and Prabhat Barnwal, Assistant Professor of Economics, Michigan State University. It brought together experts from the Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network (AKAN), The Energy and Resources Institute, Sehgal Foundation, the Indian...
20 Dec 2017
Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network (AKAN) and SWACHA organised an exposure visit from Majuli to Titabar on 18th and 19th December, 2017. The community people of the Titabar area have taken local-level initiatives to reduce the arsenic exposure. To strengthen the activities of the network the exposure visit was conducted, the main objective of which was to bring about an exchange of experiences and knowledge...
30 Nov 2017
The Safe Water Centre for Healthy Assam (SWaCHA) in collaboration with Arsenic Knowledge and Action network (AKAN) and Fluoride Knowledge and Action Network (FKAN) organised a two day sensitisation workshop on ‘Arsenic in Drinking Water and it’s Manifestations on Health’ in Nalbari among PHED worker, medical practitioners, civil society organisations. Various technical sessions were held by Er. AB Paul, Dr. Kunal Kanti Majumdar, Mr. Ajit...
13 Oct 2017
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...
30 Sep 2017
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...
15 Sep 2017
15th Sep 2017: Institutional collaboration with Vijoygarh Jyotish Ray College, Kolkata for student internships on documenting case study interventions on mitigating arsenic contamination in water in the arsenic affected regions close to Kolkata.
01 Jun 2017
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
24 May 2017
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 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, 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)