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The Last Builder of Naulas in Chatola, Nainital
Constructing naulas, the small structures that house springs in Uttarakhand, requires an intimate knowledge of many sciences. One of the last practitioners of this dying craft tells his story. Posted on 03 Jan, 2016 05:57 PM

No temple is as venerated in Uttarakhand as the little unassuming naulas. These small hut-like structures dot the mountains and hold within them a great treasure--water. Usually made of stone masonry with pyramid-like slate roofs, every naula respresents within it a residing spirit which can range from a simple stone piece to an ornately carved statue.

Ratan Singh Bisht is one of the few people today who constructs naulas
Webinar: Asian Water Towers
In this webinar Arthur Lutz (Hydrologist, FutureWater & Utrecht University) shows how climate change is expected to impact the future of the Asian Water Towers
Posted on 07 Dec, 2015 09:35 AM

Speaker: Arthur Lutz (FutureWater & Utrecht University)

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Is it possible to build resilience to climate change?
As the earth warms up, farmers face the most heat. Can they be better prepared and move towards a safer future? The film ‘For a safer future: Insights on climate resilience from India’, shows how. Posted on 13 Nov, 2015 10:57 PM

Gorakhpur of Eastern UP is not new to floods. Her people have understood and adapted to the flow and ebb of the waters that have been a part of their lives for long. People here have learned to live with the flood in tune with nature’s wayward ways. Though nature continues to play truant, recent years have seen an increasingy abrupt, uncertain and accelerated face of these disasters.

‘For a safer future: Insights on climate resilience from India’: A film (Source: GEAG and TERI)
Rooftop rainwater harvesting at Chhattisgarh school reduces absenteeism
The film “Rainwater Harvesting: From books to fields”, showcases how rooftop rainwater harvesting can also bring about social and economic change. Posted on 02 Nov, 2015 01:00 PM

Chhattisgarh ranked number 1 in the country for providing domestic water connections in 2014-15 under the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP).

Rainwater harvesting tank at Madiya Kachar village school
UNESCO Workshop on 'Ensuring Water Security in Changing Environment Scenario for Water Professionals of Cluster Countries'
A 2-day regional capacity development workshop Water Professionals of South Asian Countries’ sponsored by UNESCO is being organized jointly by IIT Bombay.
Posted on 27 Oct, 2015 10:44 AM

A regional capacity development workshop on ‘Ensuring Water Security in Changing Environment Scenario for Water Professionals of South Asian Countries’ sponsored by UNESCO is being organized jointly by IIT Bombay, NIH Bho

Can the ‘Pad Piper’ lure away social taboos related to menstruation?
He wore pads, he figured out how to make them, and he's given rise to social enterprises around making biodegradable pads. Meet the 'Pad Piper' in this film by the same name. Posted on 24 Oct, 2015 02:38 PM

A friend, who often tips me off on stories, sent me a message asking why I don't write about menstrual hygiene among rural women. I told her that it’s difficult for a male journalist to write about women issues in India. 

A Muruganantham shows the working of a sanitary pad to women. (Source: The Pad Piper)
Tuning Fork Film Workshop in Himachal Pradesh
‘Tuning Fork Films’ are a collective of socially oriented filmmakers, who are keen to use film as a medium for self-reflection and social change.
Posted on 22 Sep, 2015 04:07 PM

Please download the registration form from below.

Backs to the Wall: Photography Competition and Fellowship
A CSE fellowship and contest for photographers and photo-journalists- Backs to the Wall (Climate Change and Vulnerable Communities)
Posted on 04 Sep, 2015 04:09 PM

The sacred springs of Sikkim
Devithans are shrouded in rituals and myths but serve as an important institution to preserve springs. While religious sentiments sometimes get in the way, development around them continues. Posted on 16 Jul, 2015 09:31 AM

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase". - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Devithan at Kolbung village, Namthang
Sikkim conserves its Tsomgo lake
Residents who live near the lake, representatives from the Taxi Drivers’ & Shopkeepers' Association, Tourism Department, and the Police Department have worked together towards a common goal. Posted on 09 Jul, 2015 11:10 AM

There are about 227 lakes and wetlands in Sikkim, many of which are revered by the people as holy.

Tourists at Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim