Urban Water Programme
Rural Futures Programme
Products and Platforms
Community and Outreach
It is important to understand where Bengaluru gets water from and how it is used to tackle the recurring problems of floods and water shortages.
We reviewed wastewater reuse policies and action plans across Indian states to determine reuse options, targets, and water quality standards.
On January 23, we launched the Green Rural Economy platform at a two-day workshop at the School of Ancient Wisdom in north Bengaluru. This is part one of a blog series that summarises the intent of the platform and the way forward based on discussions at the event.
WELL Labs has partnered with DCB Bank and Friends of Lakes to demonstrate a scientific approach to lake rejuvenation that takes into account the ecology and communities’ needs.
We uncovered gaps and opportunities in the wastewater treatment and reuse ecosystem and garnered interest from emerging water-intensive industries.
Under the Green Rural Economy initiative, we started ‘clinics’ to bring together people who need support or a service, and people who can help them.
WELL Labs has partnered with the Swiss Federal Aquatic Institute of Science and Technology (Eawag) to research decentralised wastewater treatment and reuse and enable their adoption in Bengaluru for improved water security.
WELL Labs has partnered with ACIWRM and IHE Delft to understand and improve community-driven applications of remote sensing data in India’s Krishna river basin.
We team up with Tarun Bharat Sangh to see how remote sensing can aid planning, impact evaluation and scaling up for johads, the traditional earthen embankments that are key to water conservation efforts in Rajasthan
As part of the Green Rural Livelihoods project, we visited Lohardaga and got insights from the ground on how grassroots organisations like PRADAN support the livelihoods of local communities. We summarise five insights in the second part of this series.
As part of the Green Rural Economy project, we visited Lohardaga and got insights from the ground on how grassroots organisations like PRADAN support local communities with best practices on land and water management. We summarise our learnings in this two-part blog series.
WELL Labs, along with the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), and the Bangalore Apartments’ Federation (BAF) jointly organised the conference focused on wastewater treatment and reuse.
Over the past year, we have been working with our grassroots partner Prarambha and farming communities on a a curated, people-centric set of interventions to revive Raichur’s degraded lands and improve farmer incomes
How Often are India’s Farming Patterns Changing? With IIT Delhi, We Turn to New Land Use Maps for Answers
Remote sensing data validated through reports from the ground can capture changes in spatial agricultural patterns down to plot level. This blog sheds light on land use maps developed by IIT Delhi called IndiaSAT.
WELL Labs is co-developing with its partners simple user-friendly tools, under the Jaltol framework, to help us diagnose the magnitude of water mismanagement and track our progress towards water security.
WELL Labs Executive Director, Dr. Veena Srinivasan, led sessions on water and agriculture at World Water Week 2023, an annual event on global water issues organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute. She sums up 10 key insights from this year’s event in this blog post.
Farmers in Karnataka’s Raichur district face falling income and struggle to cultivate in degraded land. WELL Labs is working with Prarambha to document concerns, build trust and identify ways to improve farmer income and sustain the ecology of the region.
Under the Green Rural Livelihoods project, we are working with Rainmatter Foundation to create how-to guides and playbooks.
In this blog, we explain how to use the agricultural statistics tool we developed that makes it easy to read and interpret data and thus build a more complete picture of a landscape and its cropping patterns.
Leading agricultural economist Dr. Ashok Gulati spoke about water use in agriculture and the need for innovative policies at the launch of WELL Labs, a new environmental research centre at IFMR.