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The Groundwater revolution : Economy, Self Sustainability, Woman Empowerment, Solar Energy and Education

Vivek Umrao Glendenning   The distinctions : Rejuvenation of four rivers, 250 large water harvesting structures (JOHAD/जोहड़) in more than 100 villages, 25,000 families, 200,000 people and 60 million dollar annual economy in ten years period (2006 to 2016). 200 drinking water ponds (KUND/कुंड), most of them between 1998-2005. Converting hundreds of acres barren land into […]

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The Future Cries Out: ‘Water Is Life’

Robert C Koehler writes for the Huffington Post, Common Dreams, OpEd News and TruthOut. He considers himself a “peace journalist.” He has been an editor at Tribune Media Services and a reporter, columnist and copy desk chief at Lerner Newspapers, Chicago. Koehler launched his column in 1999. Robert Koehler has received numerous writing and journalism awards […]

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Closing the Cycle – sustainability in natural water systems and agriculture

Prof. Satish Kailash Indian Institute of Science, (IISc) Bangalore Prof Monto Mani Indian Institute of Science, (IISc) Bangalore       Abstract: Many studies have warned that the alarming depletion of water table in many parts of India, unless urgently and effectively arrested, would be irreversible. This steep decline is traced to the over-exploitation of […]

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The future of flood management in semi-arid and monsoonal climates: an opinion paper

Prof Willem Vervoort Associate Professor Hydrology Research Laboratory Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources The University of Sydney, NSW Australia   Abstract Floods have a devastating effect on human lives and local economies, and therefore the traditional government risk management approach has been to reduce the occurrence probability of floods. As such, the preferred […]

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The Radiant Raindrops of Rajasthan

Anupam Mishra Environmentalist Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi   Covered with sweat, the chelvanji is at work inside the kuin (well). Already about a depth of thirty to thirty five hands (cubits) have been dug. Now onwards the heat inside will go on increasing. The width of the kuin and its circumference are extremely narrow. […]