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    Managing aquifer recharge and sustaining groundwater use in India

    The Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention (MARVI) project is engaging and empowering communities in India to monitor, use and manage groundwater at the village level. With much of India subject to severe and widespread droughts, groundwater provides an important source of fresh water for growing crops. But groundwater levels across the country have […]

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    Addressing water scarcity in Indian villages through local groundwater champions

    Since 2019, the Australian Water Partnership has been supporting the rollout of Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention (MARVI) in 20,000 villages across seven Indian states. The activity is being implemented as part the Government of India’s Atal Bhujal Yojana / Atal Groundwater Program national project. Groundwater is an important source […]

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  • A woman fills up water jugs in Hinta Village, which has about 750 families with a population of 3680 (credit: Western Sydney University / Michael Chew)

    Villagers adapting groundwater management during COVID-19

    Groundwater levels across India have been falling rapidly, affecting the livelihoods and wellbeing of village communities. The MARVI project (Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention) aims to tackle this issue by adopting a participatory approach for measuring groundwater levels and improving groundwater productivity and sustainability. The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) supported […]

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  • Empowering village communities for a sustainable water future: $1B project launched to improve groundwater management in India

    The Government of India’s National Groundwater Management Improvement Program, known as Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL), took effect on 1 April and will run for five years, having been officially launched on 25 December 2019 by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The program is being established by the Government of India (GoI) with […]

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  • Out-scaling of Managed Aquifer Recharge and sustaining groundwater use through village-level intervention

    The Australian Water Partnership has provided support to Western Sydney University to refine and upscale the outputs of a groundwater project recently completed in India. The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) project, Managing Aquifer Recharge and Sustaining Groundwater Use through Village-level Intervention (MARVI), focused on training farmers in groundwater management in the Indian states […]

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