CIS-A2K/Events/Workshop of River activists for building Jal Bodh - Knowledge resource on Water

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Due to rising crisis of water, the river issues have become sensitive. Citizen's forums are involved in action, research and advocacy on pollution, encroachment and rejuvenation issues in various parts of India. The groups working in Pune have come together to build knowledge resource on rivers. The workshop was conducted as part of the series to build resource on Wiki projects.


After the River Dialogue, Jeevit nadi organisation has taken initiative to train their team of activists in open knowledge and Wikimedia Projects. Activists and researchers from Jeevit Nadi, EcoUniv, Jal Biradari, Ecological Society, Sagarmitra organisations participated in the workshop. The groups presented their work, the database and the resources with them. These include photographs, videos, training material and data collected on site. Extensive discussion was made for evolving methodology to integrate in Wikimedia Projects. This was the first iteration in the series of workshops.


  • To build knowledge resource on Rivers in Pune district
  • To plan for photo walks along the river


  • Shailaja Deshpande, Onkar Ganu
  • Aditi Deodhar, Niranjan Upasani

Event details[edit]

First session[edit]

Date : 28 May 2018
Time : 12PM to 5PM
Place : Pune,Maharashtra,India
Venue : Ecological Society, near Ratna hospital, Senapati Bapat road, Pune.
Participants :25

Second session[edit]

Date : 25 July 2018
Time : 12PM to 4PM
Place : Pune, Maharashtra, India
Venue : Ecological Society, near Ratna hospital, Senapati Bapat road, Pune.
Participants :5


28th May 2018[edit]

  1. --तुषार सरोदे (चर्चा) १४:४०, २८ मे २०१८ (IST)
  2. --Omkar Ganu (चर्चा) १४:४२, २८ मे २०१८ (IST)
  3. --Viraj Talim (चर्चा) १५:०७, २८ मे २०१८ (IST)
  4. --मनीष घोरपडे (चर्चा) १५:०९, २८ मे २०१८ (IST)
  5. --मृणाल वैद्य (चर्चा) १५:१६, २८ मे २०१८ (IST)
  6. --तन्मयी शिन्दे (चर्चा) १५:१७, २८ मे २०१८ (IST)
  7. --शैलजा देशपांडे (चर्चा) १५:२१, २८ मे २०१८ (IST)
  8. --Priya Madhav Phulambrikar (चर्चा) १५:२३, २८ मे २०१८ (IST)
  9. --शीतल चोपडे (चर्चा) १५:३२, २८ मे २०१८ (IST)
  10. --Akm2001 (चर्चा) १५:३३, २८ मे २०१८ (IST)
  11. --Sak743 (चर्चा) १५:३४, २८ मे २०१८ (IST)
  12. --पराग गोखले (चर्चा) १६:१८, २८ मे २०१८ (IST)
  13. --मुग्धा नलावडे (चर्चा) १६:२०, २८ मे २०१८ (IST)
  14. --संगीता कुलकर्णी (चर्चा) १६:२४, २८ मे २०१८ (IST)
  15. --Arati vaidya (चर्चा) १६:३१, २८ मे २०१८ (IST)

25th July 2018[edit]

  1. --AditiDeodhar (चर्चा) १६:०३, २५ जुलै २०१८ (IST)
  2. --Suhas Sapatnekar (चर्चा) १६:०९, २५ जुलै २०१८ (IST)
  3. --Niranjan Upasani (चर्चा)
  4. --Manjushri JP (चर्चा)


The second iteration of building content on rivers in Pune district was organised on 25 July by Jeevit Nadi organisation. In this 4 hour session, 5 participants worked on category tree and structure of article on river. The editing skills for this were imparted. The images and videos available in the repository were analysed for uploading. The categorisation of media was also planned. The issues like maps of rivers and heritage places on the banks were also discussed.


This team will prepare the database and organise the media files available for uploading in respective categories. The uploading of articles prepared offline and media is planned in the next iteration.