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The Ice Man of India

Rain is scarce in the snow-peaked Himalayas of northern India, and summers bring dust storms that whip across craggy brown slopes and sun-chapped faces. Glaciers are the sole source of fresh water for the Buddhist farmers who make up more than 70% of the population in this rugged range between Pakistan and China. 505 more words

Conservation

Ownership or Mother ship

Before Europeans, The Mississippi Basin was home to hundreds of tribes of stone age people living in relative harmony with the land and each other. With no concept of ownership, no idea about property rights, no notion of state, no high-tech agriculture, no aerial photography… 369 more words

Ecosystem Studies

Digging deeper into water scarcity after watershed development

Above: Watershed measures in Maharashtra Photo: WOTR

~ Guest Post by Zareen Pervez Bharucha 

Farmer after farmer had the same story: fields were parched, wells were empty, it was painful to see the land crack up and peel away like the soles of ones’ feet. 1,637 more words

Dams

Local Focus: Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership Strengthens Communities by Safeguarding our Streams

Over the past year, I’ve been getting to know some of the local organizations that work to make Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where I live, a better place. 1,987 more words

Sustainability

Memorial for Capt. Jake (Walter Franklin) Jacobs, Pilot and South River Environmental Champion

Family and friends of Walter Franklin (Jake) Jacobs celebrated a memorial on Sunday (11 January, 2015) morning commemorating the late Captain Jacobs, who passed away this past Thursday. 382 more words

Watershed Management