We are happy to bring to you the Eighth volume of Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network Newsletter.
Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network in association with the team of Safe Water Centre for Healthy Assam (SWaCHA) conducted a field exposure visit to Jorhat and Majuli districts of Assam to understand the larger ecosystem of partnerships for addressing the challenge of arsenic contamination in water and also to get a first hand information about the effects of arsenic among the community. Report Download pdf
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
We are happy to bring to you the Seventh volume of Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network Newsletter.
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)
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
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
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.
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
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