The Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) – established in 1993, is a non-profit that engages at the intersection of practice, knowledge and policy across scales and in collaboration with various stakeholders across sectors. Its goal is to ensure water, food, livelihoods and income security together with a growing quality of life to vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in rural areas on a sustainable and equitable basis.

As on date, WOTR has worked/ supported partners in over 4100 villages across 10 Indian states - Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Odisha. It has impacted more than 4.43 million beneficiaries, trained over 610,000 persons from across India and abroad and collaborated with 230 NGOs/ Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs).

WOTR’s areas of work are: watershed development and eco-systems management, integrated water resources management, climate resilient agriculture, sustainable rural livelihoods, women’s empowerment, nutrition, health, sanitation and hygiene. Cross-cutting thematics across these areas include adaptation and resilience to climate change, institutional development, governance and policy engagement.

WOTR’s projects