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  • Keeping the water flowing

    In the villages near Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh, Gramonati Sansthan has trained a group of seven women to become mechanics - each looking after their village pumps, but also joining forces and working together when larger repairs are needed. Their role is vital, as in the past when the government pumps broke, it could take months for them to be fixed.

  • Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink

    A lack of access to safe, clean water may not be the most obvious problem for those living along India's extensive and beautiful coastline.

  • Changing attitudes in rural India

    A grassroots worker's struggle for clean water and toilets for the poor in the state of Maharashtra.

  • A better life in Bhubaneswar

    Before 12 year old Sanjukta can go to school she gets up at 4am to collect water for her family, lights the fire and sweeps the house.

Why forests should take centre stage during the water decade

Only a tiny fraction of national biodiversity plans consider the impact of forests on water supply, and only a fraction of national water plans place ecosystems at their centre.

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