Our Vision for Jaltol

We created Jaltol, an open-source tool, to offer easy access to data to help understand, diagnose and intervene better.

What is ‘Agri-Rain’? Field Notes From Anantapur

In theory, most large-scale irrigation systems in India are based on exactly this principle of ‘protective irrigation... Read More

Why We Are Paying for Peer Review

We set up CSEI as an ‘impact ecosystem builder’ to scale research-backed solutions. One of the key functions we play in... Read More

Migrants under threat: Conservation challenges for open habitat birds in the Indian wintering region

Twice every year, birds undertake journeys often thousands of kilometres long between their breeding and non-breeding (... Read More

Are we conserving for the right reasons?

Much has been written about why we wish to protect nature. The initial motivation for conservation was ostensibly for... Read More

Numbers without narratives and narratives without numbers

We have a problem with the way we approach water data in practice. Good decision-making in the water sector requires... Read More

Part 2: Is data informing decisions in rural water security?

This is the second post of the Rural Water series that documents the journey of CSEI’s Food Futures Initiative so far.... Read More

The save Pattandur Agrahara lake saga

Here is a short, visual (easily scrollable) story documenting the history of Pattandur Agrahara lake. Scroll down to... Read More

Part 1: Making sense of sensors in lakes

This is the first blogpost in the Lake Sensors series where we trace the journey of CSEI’s Urban Lakes Initiative. If... Read More