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THIRSTING FOR WATER – WELLS FOR INDIA
‘Thirsting for Water’ tells the story of a 30 Year Search for Water in one of the most demanding regions of the world.
The story is set in three main regions of the desert state of Rajasthan, North West India:- first, the Thar Desert where 26 million people live, where the projects are focused in the ancient kingdom of Marwar, (which is the local language word for ‘Land of Death’). The second area is the saline desert area around the Great Sambhar Lake. The third area is the Aravali Hills and mountains where 3 million people live. The Aravali Hills were once thickly forested but these trees were cut down to leave barren hills and denuded valleys. The tribal peoples could no longer hunt and gather the forest products but have had to develop agricultural skills.
In each of the three areas Wells for India, working with its 25 partners has been able to demonstrate that by harvesting rain water the land can be transformed, sustainable supplies of drinking water given to 1.5 million people, rivers regenerated and whole valleys becoming once again green.
Ghost towns have transformed themselves into vibrant communities.
Mary and Nicholas Grey
The Gallery shows photos by Jon Willis of the Wells for India project