Jal Sabhas of Thar defy climate change

A success story of community-led water management system in Gujarat and Rajasthan BACKGROUND The Marwar region of the Thar Desert in Western India has the lowest water endowment in Rajasthan. Rainfall is sparse with an annual average of 200 mm; groundwater is saline and unsuitable for drinking as well as agriculture. With the changing climate,… Continue reading Jal Sabhas of Thar defy climate change

Water management is our responsibility and our right

Water planning and budgeting by empowered Jal Sahelis in Bundelkhand BACKGROUND The Bundelkhand region in North India is presently known as water-starved terrain. A persistent drought situation in the area has not been addressed by the drought declaration criteria or drought management manual of the state. In such a condition, the burden of fetching and… Continue reading Water management is our responsibility and our right