Integrating Traditional Water Harvesting Systems into Modern Water Solutions
History, successes, challenges and needs
PRESENTATION followed by DISCUSSION
By Wells for India, Country Director
Om Prakash Sharma
Thursday 5th October 2017
16.00 – 18.00 Room MB8
Om Prakash Sharma, will talk about
- Traditional water harvesting solutions in the dryland regions of India: long-term sustainable solutions, and their recent history.
- The reasons for the decline of small-scale, community-managed water regeneration solutions.
- Success stories from rural parts of Rajasthan on the revival of traditional solutions and integrating them with modern water solutions along with future challenges and needs.
- Issues of sustainability, governance and equity of water, including community ownership.
- Solutions for the future in a climate-challenged world with a growing and urbanizing population.
Wells for India (www.wellsforindia.org) is a UK-based, not-for-profit organisation and, through 45 Indian NGO partners, is promoting sustainable water management in Rajasthan and Gujarat states of India. Wells for India works with some of the poorest and marginalized rural communities in the drylands of India, where water is the key to enabling people to improve their lives, prospects and the environment that supports them. Om Prakash Sharma is a Civil Engineer, and has been working as Country Director for Wells for India for the last 18 years. His work over 28 years around water issues of drylands entails in blending traditional water management wisdom with modern technologies.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!