The barefoot hydrogeologists of the Himalayan regions
"I have seen the fracture when we built the naula" said Chachaji. He then proceeded to add details to the rough sketch on the board.
Making dam water reach the farmer
"We pushed large dams, not irrigation. But this has to change.”
Combating Desertification: Maharashtra's Vanvadi Bears Testimony to Magic of Forest Regeneration
Regenerating forests, rejuvenating soils, recharging groundwater, and reviving human spirits, all go hand in hand!
Jal Sahelis quench the thirst of parched villages in Bundelkhand
Jal Sahelis across 200 villages in U.P., M.P. are reviving water harvesting structures and traditional water bodies through community participation.
Should Rights for Rivers Be on the Agenda for the 2019 Elections?
While acknowledging that recognising the rights of rivers is necessary, would it also be sufficient to bring about the ethics of caring for them?
Reforesting the hillsides of the Himalayas
Alaap has taken on a mountain of a challenge - restoring Himalayan native forests, involving community and engaging with government
Farm ponds that dot parched Marathwada may deplete groundwater in the long run
Farm ponds can lead to privatization of water by a few, and when dug on a large scale, these schemes ignore the carrying capacity of the watershed.
For Flowing Rivers: A Prelude
The campaign has come as a lesson on the strength of combined effort: several NGO partners, grassroots groups, and the Forest Department.
Number crunching helps farmers manage water
“They realise that groundwater is a common resource, not private property, and hence requires collective action,”