New UBU project in West Bengal

UBU has in January 2014 applied CISU for joint finalisation of a new project in India: “Resilience in North and South 24 Parganas, West Bengal – Preparedness for future water related disasters”. Henrik and Kristina are prepared to go to West Bengal in March 2014 to finalise the application together with the local organisation JGVK (Joygopalpur Gram Vikash Kendra), whom UBU has worked with since 2003.

The new project will support JGVK and other local stakeholders to prepare better for the negative effects of climate change with floods affecting the low income communities in the Sunderbans delta area and the long-term effects of over-utilisation of the ground water resources resulting in poor drinking water quality from salt and arsenic.