STATUS : ONGOING
MULTI- SECTORAL APPROACH AROUND HYDROLOGICALLY-CONNECTED ACTIVITIES IN BRAHMAPUTRA & ALLIED RIVERS FOR HUMAN UTILITY
The complex nature of the two river systems in the North Eastern region of Assam namely Brahmaputra and the Barak plays a dual role of not only improving fertility but also ravaging millions of lives annually. Therefore, the occurrence of the annual floods needs an integrated approach with knowledge and evidence drawn from on-ground needs and diverse perspectives that inform viable solutions and policies. To address this issue, project MAHABAHU therefore laid its inception on the 18th September 2020. MAHABAHU tries to incorporate these aspects with the objective of reducing the devastating impact of floods. The approach is to prepare the at-risk communities, provide immediate response to mitigate the impact of floods and explore climate responsive solutions and climate resilient infrastructure to reduce the devastating impact and channelize the utility of river waters for human purpose.
Project Mahabahu has completed more than a year's duration with a significant impact on ground as well as engaging with organisations along with conducting webinars on relevant topics associated with Water Governance:
With the support of Samanway Foundation, conducted 4 flood relief drives across 11 villages, providing assistance to 2050 families during August-October 2020
Conducted 2 Focused Group Discussions (FGD) with total 23 community members in October 2020
Hosted 4 multi-stakeholder dialogues with 17 panelists between October 2020- February 2021
Co-hosted 6 webinars on the topic 'Youth Engagement in Water Governance in Assam' with Aaranyak and India Water Partnership. In the 6 webinars conducted till Dec 2021, 60+ youths have participated