Established in 1993, WOTR is a non-profit that engages at the intersection of practice, knowledge and policy across scales and in collaboration with stakeholders from across sectors. Headquartered in Pune, WOTR has supported and carried out developmental work in over 4,000 villages across 8 states of India.
The WOTR Group consists of four institutions – the Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR); the Sampada Trust (ST) for women’s empowerment, livelihoods and skills; Sanjeevani Institute for Empowerment and Development (SIED) that implements project in Maharashtra; and Sampada Entrepreneurship and Livelihoods Foundation (SELF) that promotes microfinance, micro-enterprises and small businesses.
WOTR assists rural communities to assess their vulnerabilities to climate and non-climatic risks. It organises them in a socially and gender inclusive manner to help themselves out of poverty by regenerating their ecosystems in a holistic and integrated manner, conserving and optimising resource use, especially water, and undertaking climate smart sustainable livelihoods interventions.
Participatory Watershed Development, Climate Change Adaptation.