Climatically most of Gujarat can be characterised as arid or semi-arid and faces frequent droughts. To mitigate these drought conditions, Gujarat has adopted many strategies for water security, of which ground water exploration and exploitation are the most significant. In this project, ACT will become a resource centre in Participatory Groundwater Management (PGWM) in collaboration with other NGOs, government departments, and academic institutions. It aims to demonstrate how a village, community, or group of stakeholders relying on a given aquifer can reduce water stress and conflicts by adopting PGWM methods. Through various interventions, these stakeholders will be able to understand, develop, and demonstrate an equitable and sustainable sharing mechanism based on the area’s hydro-geology. This project also aims to incorporate aquifer management into mainstream watershed and drinking water projects.
ACT, a non- profit organization working in Kutch region of Gujarat, aims to strengthen the livelihoods of communities in arid and semi-arid regions by resolving ecological constraints through facilitation or by providing access to technologies and by engendering technological and institutional solutions.