Changing Tides

Year 2014

The video shows how a UNDP project in partnership with the government of Odisha is building the resilience of local communities against extreme weather conditions in coastal areas of the state. Implemented in Puri district where water logging has caused widespread devastation, the partnership effectively demonstrates that when communities are empowered to manage their water resources, farm productivity increases, children have clean drinking water and women have to walk less in search of water. The project is supported by the Australian Agency for International Development.

Stories of Change

Too Much or Too Little: Communities Adapt to Extreme Weather Conditions in Odisha

Too Much or Too Little: Communities Adapt to Extreme Weather Conditions in Odisha
A UNDP partnership with the government of Odisha supported by the Australian Agency for International Development is enabling communities in Puri district to adapt to extreme weather events. As a result of efforts to strengthen community water management systems, crop yield has increased more than three times despite flooding, villages now have piped water supply and incidences of water-borne diseases are declining.

UNDP India Blogs

When There is Too Much Water | Russell Rollason

When There is Too Much Water | Russell Rollason
For the poor farmers living in the flood plains of the Mahanadi River delta in the eastern India state ofOdisha, the main rice crop is grown in the dry season because extensive flooding and water logging in the monsoon season prevents sowing the rice at the same time as most of India’s farmers. In this region, climate variability is changing the rainfall patterns and the farmers have to adapt....

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