Bjelkeman's travel notes

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Anupam Mishra: The ancient ingenuity of water harvesting

In this excellent TED India talk Anupam Mishra shows us how communities in some of the most “water poor” environments have solved water shortage in very practical and ingenious ways. Ways which have lasted for hundreds and nearly thousand years. He contrasts this with how modern efforts to solve water problems which do not engage the local community and fail miserably.

Today Mr Mishra had a discussion with Arghyam about how this applies to their work. Below are some excerpts of what was said and how people interpreted this.

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In order of appearance, Anupam Mishra, Praveena Sridhar and Deepak Menon.

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Filed under: India, Water management

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