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Harvesting Water - German Agro Action Seminar in Pune

German News, May 2005
German News, New Delhi, India 2005

The water crisis will dominate this century and will lead to numerous conflicts, said development expert J.K.Arora while addressing participants of a workshop held in Pune recently. Donor agency "German Agro Action" had invited Indian partners to discuss water issues. Conflicts over water will rise manifold, predicted Arora and pointed to the river Kaveri in South India, where farmers and riparian states have consistently failed to arrive at a consensus on the sharing of river waters. Most participants agreed that many water problems can be solved in the villages by regenerating natural water resources. What is known as "watershed development" is a low-tech solution which directly involves local people. Some call it "water harvesting". more...

See also:

Troubled Water - India is heading for a water crisis
The New Internationalist, April 2006

Water Harvesting against Droughts
Deutsche Welle Radio, 31. July 2001

Narmada: India's Soul in Danger
Sanctuary Asia, April 2000

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