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.
Knowledge is a powerful propeller of action. To enable higher convergence and knowledge sharing we at Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network aim to create a comprehensive review of the work done on water quality build a visual data map. For this we request individuals and organizations to send us data or reports related to water quality issues. These may be in the form of Research
It is almost a decade since Megh Pyne Abhiyan (MPA) through its local partner organizations (Gramyasheel, Supaul; Kosi Seva Sadan, Saharsa; Samta, Khagaria; Ghoghardiha Prakhand Swarajya Vikas Sangh, Madhubani; Savera/ Water Action, Pashchim Champaran) initiated work on safe and clean drinking water in five flood prone districts of north Bihar. North Bihar region is known for its eight perennial river systems supplemented by shallow groundwater
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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.
Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network and Fluoride Knowledge and Action Network organised a state level consultation meeting on 7th August, 2015 at WSSO Office, Lucknow to initiate a collaboration of the diverse knowledge and action nodes within Uttar Pradesh on water quality issues. The meeting also aimed at attempting an understanding of the state of groundwater in Utttar Pradesh.
A meeting was held at CSIR- NEIST, Jorhat, Assam on 20th July, 2015. The main agenda of the meeting was to discuss on the work various individuals and departments are doing or planning to do in the area of water quality and also to formulate a plan for the future. Participants came from NEIST; Jorhat Medical College (JMC); PHED, Jorhat; Memebers of Village Panchayats, and Community Workers.
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.
We are happy to bring to you the fourth volume of Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network Newsletter. In this volume we have looked at some efforts towards arsenic mitigation being attempted across India by different organisations and people. Download Newsletter
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.