A visitor reports from Tangisahi village in the Nayagarh district of Orissa to see the impacts of a project implemented by Gram Vikas and funded by Blue Planet Run.
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Bimala Jani, a resident of Adivasi Colony in Ganjam district of Orissa has five children – three boys and two girls. She talks excitedly about how happy she is with the new water and sanitation facilities in her village. This project is implemented only if every single household in the village agrees to participate and […]
3 November 2010
Posted by jackie
Jackie Sue Powell is from APLS in Guatemala and reports from a visit to Nicaragua to visit another PWX member’s project.
Ok, I’ll admit it, I’ve become a total water and sanitation nerd My day visiting projects was basically epic and after being inspired by the people in Panoli, learning about watersheds, as I did in the next village, was almost excitement overload for me! As we drove toward Sherikoldara, over the bumps in the road […]
Yesterday I finally got to visit one of the BPR-funded water projects! After months of tireless work with the Youth Board in Boulder a few years back, I finally got to meet the people who benefited from the projects that the awesome young people I had the pleasure of working with had helped to fundraise […]
24 December 2009
Posted by megan
In addition to learning thousands of things about water and sanitation, I am also having the greatest time learning about Indian office life and sipping chai about six times a day! I usually wake up around seven to the lovely sound of water buffalo and goats cruising along on the road outside my window. I […]
22 December 2009
Posted by megan
Not only is the campus absolutely gorgeous, but all of the staff and volunteers I’ve met working for and with Gram Vikas are incredible as well! In addition to the 500 or so employees of Gram Vikas, various contacts from all kinds of organizations come through Mohuda all the time. For a traveler exploring the […]
Experiencing reality in the field of water – jumping off from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado to land in rural Orissa on the Gram Vikas campus.
After experiencing one round of the application review process, I have some suggestions on improving it. To keep these dialogues concise and to the point I tend to believe that the key solution lays in the project proposal and applications. These may have to be presented by adopted concise and comprehensive standard format, containing specific […]
1 September 2008
Posted by rajesh
Climate change is affecting rainfall intensity. Do rainwater harvesting systems need to adapt as the intensity increases and possibly the gap between rainfalls?
The June 2008 application review cycle generated a heavy flood of emails. How can we handle it and how we can change it in the future?
Blue Planet Run Foundation’s Annette Fay went to Kenya to attend the African Women and Water Conference in June 2008. 15 pairs of women were being trained in water technologies so that they could go back to their communities and start water projects. As part of the conference, these women were also trained by Annette […]
1 June 2008
Posted by rajesh
The Peer Water Exchange finds a new home in a community appropriately named Laughing Waters. PWX now operates out of one the most operationally eco-friendly buildings in Bangalore. The building runs on solar power (18 photo-voltaic solar panels) and there are two cascaded solar water heaters. The water system is the most interesting and features: […]