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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



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)



27 Mar 2017

Triggering behavioural changes among community and re-defining role and perspective of service delivery agents in arsenic mitigation

Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network engaged with the arsenic affected communities in the villages of Simri block, Buxar in Bihar viz. through a two-day health camp, 20th – 21st March to identify patients affected with arsenic toxicity. Following this, focus group discussions and personal interactions were held from 22nd March -26th March so as to gauge the understanding and perception of the communities about the...

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17 Mar 2017

Seminar on Development Alternatives

Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network was invited to deliver a talk on Development Alternatives: Issues and Challenges in engaging community and institutions in accessing safe drinking water in Bihar for M.A Development students at Central University of South Bihar, Gaya. Download Report



08 Mar 2017

Workshop on Arsenic Problems in groundwater & its remediation in Ganga Basin

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....

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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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