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.
13 Mar 2015
A series of meetings were organised by Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network and the Fluoride Knowledge and Action Network in Assam from 9th to 13th March, 2015 with an aim to converge knowledge, experiences and activities. The meetings also initiated an effort at crystallizing the idea of Assam Water Quality and Health Resource Centre.
21 Jan 2015
Water quality session with arsenic focus planned and coordinated by the Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network, Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India, WaterAid India, MeghPyneAbhiyan and the Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network cordially invite you to participate in a two day regional level workshop on ‘Right to Water and Sanitation’ on 21st and 22nd January in Patna, Bihar.
26 Dec 2014
The Arsenic Network as part of its process of documenting the various arsenic mitigation methods across the country, visited the Project Well locations in West Bengal. Here we learned of the technique as well as explored the contextual feasibility of adopting this in other arsenic affected locations.
13 Dec 2014
Sripat Singh College, Murshidabad (29-30 December, 2014): Mr. Karthik Seshan, SaciWATERs, Hyderabad spoke about the Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network. The Arsenic Network supported this seminar with the hope of bringing experts from across the globe under one roof and make a collaborative effort in understanding technologies for arsenic mitigation and also about sociological challenges in making these technologies sustainable in the field.
28 Nov 2014
The Arsenic Network and Eco Concept collaborated with CSIR-NEIST (North East Institute of Science and Technology), at Jorhat to organize a discussion on arsenic mitigation on 28th November 2014. The objective of this discussion was to create a platform for exchange of ideas and knowledge of various sectors towards addressing the problem of arsenic contamination in Assam.
13 Oct 2014
The Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network together with Eco Concept organized an informal discussion on arsenic mitigation at the Department of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University on 13th October, 2014. The idea behind the discussion was to create a platform to exchange knowledge among researchers, professors and practitioners representing different organizations towards addressing and identifying the problem of arsenic contamination and mitigation in Assam.
15 Sep 2014
The Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network organized a roundtable at IIT-Guwahati on 5th Sept, 2014.
The aim was to identify few core areas that needed
immediate attention and plan interventions around them. The plan of action for arsenic mitigation in Assam would be to identify the gaps in the present strategy being followed and aim to plug them through research, knowledge curation and action interventions.