23 Jun 2016
Manish Maskara from the Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network attended ‘Safe Water and Fluoride Learning Workshop’ organized during 23rd -24th June 2016 by Fluoride Knowledge and Action Network in association with INREM Foundation, Anand. The workshop was held at Institute of Rural Management, Anand to understand and learn about issue of safe water with regards to fluoride and its mitigation.
14 Jun 2016
A “Workshop on Communication and Capacity Building for Drinking Water Safety in Assam” was actualized on 14th and 15th of June, 2016 at WSSO, PHED, Guwahati in collaboration with UNICEF and Government of Assam. The workshop addressed communication problems related to water quality issues and initiated a process of building and testing communication strategy to enable water safety though a collaborative process. The workshop was...
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...
25 May 2016
We are happy to bring to you the Sixth volume of Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network Newsletter.
04 May 2016
Author: Umesh Kumar Rai People who try can never be defeated… Poet Sohan Lal Dwivedi Awareness regarding water is increasing among rural farmers and therefore, demand for clean and pure water is increasing day by day. Rural areas need over 8000 litres of refined water per day but as there is only one pond, people are getting only 4000 litres. To deal with this issue, a...
04 May 2016
A collaborative project of DNGM Research foundation with UNICEF , Kolkata and Govt. of West Bengal Chronic arsenicosis produces protean manifestations like pigmentation, keratosis, chronic respiratory disease, peripheral neuropathy liver disease etc. and cancer of skin, urinary bladder and lung. Remedy of chronic arsenic toxicity is to take arsenic free water. High protein and fiber containing diet are found to reduce the clinical toxic effects...
26 Apr 2016
Article on Arsenic Risks: Access to safe drinking water published in a development and environment magazine Geography and You Download Publication
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...
03 Mar 2016
The prevalence of arsenic contamination of groundwater used for both, irrigation as well as for human intake has taken the dimension of a catastrophic health problem in the 9 districts of west Bengal. Studies done have established that inorganic arsenic as well as its compound are extremely toxic to human as well as animal health and its impacts are both acute and chronic. Initially it...
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.