08 Mar 2017
The Central Government is planning to launch a nationwide movement to make people aware of the increasing arsenic problem in groundwater in and around the Ganga Basin. Hence, a Workshop on Arsenic Problems in ground water & its remediation in Ganga Basin was held by Ministry of Water Resources and CGWB in New Delhi which witnessed a participation of close to 300 experts from India....
03 Mar 2017
Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network was invited to participate as participants of a panel on ‘Learnings from global/national experiences in deliberating ideas for addressing WASH and infections pathway’ in a two day Partner’s Meet from 1st-2nd March 2017 organised by UNICEF in the backdrop of its Multi-Sector Integrated Programme called Swabhimaan. Swabhimaan tests the delivery of an integrated package of 18 essential nutrition (specific and...
20 Oct 2016
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. Hence, a workshop was organized during 15th-16th June 2016...
30 Jul 2016
Arsenic is a persistent issue in many of the Ganga Brahmaputra Meghnad basin in India. However, even though mitigating the issue has gained momentum in many other states in India, Bihar remains largely grappled by faults in the institutional mechanism because of which millions continue to suffer silently in the state of Bihar. Still, the state of Bihar is experiencing technological intervention in mitigating arsenic...
28 Jul 2016
The Arsenic Knowledge and Action network in Bihar comprising of Mahavir Cancer Sansthan and Research Centre, AN College, UNICEF, Megh Pyne Abhiyan, Nalanda University, Samta, Water Action Bihar etc. met at Mahavir Cancer Sansthan and Research Centre, Patna on 27th July 2016. It was also attended by media persons from different local print and electronic media. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss on...
14 Jun 2016
A need to jointly address communication issues on water quality was initially raised in a round table discussion in Guwahati in August 2014. During the discussion the PHED secretary, Mr. A.K. Das pointed out that there needs to be “… new methods of awareness programs”. Mr. Milanjeet Bhattacharya from Institute of Public Health Engineers (IPHE) suggested that there does exist communication material, however, they need...
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...
14 Jan 2016
The second ‘Jal Choupal’ was held on 12th– 13th January 2016 at Lucknow. The objective of this workshop was to introduce the activities of Jal Choupal to a greater stakeholder group on water quality issues in Uttar Pradesh (UP) and to broaden the base of knowledge exchange and discussions on water quality in state of UP.
12 Aug 2015
A state level consultation meeting was organized in Patna on 12th August, 2015 to bring together a small group who has been working on water quality issues with communities, independent researchers, and funders on one platform in Bihar. Secondly, to understand the collective needs of communities suffering from water quality issues. Thirdly, to chalk out a rough strategy for a pilot plan for arsenic mitigation.
17 Jul 2015
A meeting was held at the Water Quality and Health Resource Centre, Guwahati on 17th July, 2015 to discuss about the progress made by the Resource Centre since its inception, ways to strengthen it, challenges and ways to move forward. It was a first of its kind meeting after the formation of the Resource Centre where all the stakeholders came together to chalk out a plan for the future.