28 May 2016
The Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network of Bihar region met at AN College on 28th May 2016 (Saturday). The idea behind the discussion was to reflect on and enable a framework for addressing the challenges associated with arsenic in arsenic affected regions of Bihar so as to find solutions for provision of safe drinking water. The need for a joint consultative workshop was felt to...
12 Mar 2016
SaciWATERs, Secretariat, Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network, INREM Foundation, Secretariat, Fluoride Knowledge and Action Network, and Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement jointly facilitated an Awareness Workshop on Arsenicosis and Fluorosis for Raichur District Health Officers on 11th March, 2016 at Raichur, Karnataka. Dr Arun Kumar, Scientist from Mahavir Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Patna, Bihar and Dr Krishna Rao, Social Activist from Fluoride Mitigation and Research...
10 Feb 2016
A Reflection and Planning Meeting for Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network was held on 8th-9th February 2016 at Hotel Plaza, Hyderabad involving key stakeholders. The purpose of the meeting was to share collaborative efforts, reflect on the path taken so far and plan for the next two years. The discussions focused on challenges faced by the Network and necessity for initiating pilot projects.
14 Dec 2015
Knowledge is a powerful propeller of action. To enable higher convergence and knowledge sharing we at Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network aim to create a comprehensive review of the work done on water quality build a visual data map. For this we request individuals and organizations to send us data or reports related to water quality issues. These may be in the form of Research...
07 Aug 2015
Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network and Fluoride Knowledge and Action Network organised a state level consultation meeting on 7th August, 2015 at WSSO Office, Lucknow to initiate a collaboration of the diverse knowledge and action nodes within Uttar Pradesh on water quality issues. The meeting also aimed at attempting an understanding of the state of groundwater in Utttar Pradesh.
20 Jul 2015
A meeting was held at CSIR- NEIST, Jorhat, Assam on 20th July, 2015. The main agenda of the meeting was to discuss on the work various individuals and departments are doing or planning to do in the area of water quality and also to formulate a plan for the future. Participants came from NEIST; Jorhat Medical College (JMC); PHED, Jorhat; Memebers of Village Panchayats, and Community Workers.
12 Mar 2015
Water related diseases like Fluorosis and Arsenicosis are much neglected subjects within general medical curriculum which results at having very few trained health practitioners with expertise on these two diseases. Taking this into account, training was conducted on Fluorosis and Arsenicosis by Dr Raja Reddy, a Neurosurgeon and an expert on skeletal fluorosis and Dr Kunal Kanti Majumdar, an expert on medical arsenicosis.
10 Mar 2015
Assam is troubled by multiple Water quality related problems. Looking at this need and in an attempt at making a beginning towards converging knowledge, experiences and activities; the Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network and the Fluoride Knowledge and Action Network converged to organize this meeting intended to work towards the initiation of a “Resource Centre for Water Quality and Health” issues in Assam.
30 Dec 2014
The Arsenic Network undertook a visit to Raichur district in Karnataka in November-December 2014. The visiting team consisted of Dr. Ananth Kumar and Mr. Afroz Pasha from Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), Mr. Samuel Rajkumar from TernUp Research Labs/Akvo Foundation. This visit assessed the reports of arsenic in the groundwater of Raichur to the Hutti Gold Mines.
07 Sep 2014
The consultation on water security within Sahibganj was held with the objective of sharing experiences on water security plans being developed by Gram Panchayats of Sahibganj. As Sahibganj is also an arsenic afflicted region the Arsenic Network participated in the consultation and shared its experiences from around India on the same issue. The consultation was conducted by PRIA and SATHEE along with Arghyam.