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Rajendra Singh,TBSThe bridge of life and material

The Bridge Summit, Lund, June 22

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Project area of TBS1 000 villages in state of Rajasthan of India

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1985

Degraded and barren land in the catchment areas of Arvari river and

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Water harvesting structures taking shape

Johads and dams are usually built on small tributaries uphill. They directly benefit the forests on the hill.

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Water harvesting structures taking shape

Johads and dams are usually built on small tributaries uphill. They directly benefit the forests on the hill.

Beginning. Teacher of water wisdom.

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Water harvesting structures taking shape

Johads and dams are usually built on small tributaries uphill. They directly benefit the forests on the hill.

Beginning. Teacher of water wisdom.

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Success inspired people. The connection between water and forests was made.

This led to the revival of traditional rules.

Bringing people together

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Ideas into reality…

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Completed structures

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Completed structures

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Completed structures

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Completed structures

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Recharging the confined and unconfined Aquifers

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Increased groundwater recharge and controlled discharge

Excess withdrawal of underground water

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Increased water-level in 250,000 wells

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Water for food

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Maximum possible use was made of people’s traditional technology and wisdom with the help and advice from engineers if needed.

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Maximum possible use was made of people’s traditional technology and wisdom with the help and advice from engineers if needed.

Minimum 30% of total cost was to be contributed by community for each project – the rest was to come from financial support agencies through TBS

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11 AM

11 AM

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River rejuvenation and climate adaptation in 32 years

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• Blue color spots depicts RWHS

• Immense increase in vegetation is clearly visible in the region

False color composite-vegetation is depicted as Red

Credit: National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad, India

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• Blue color spots depicts RWHS

• Very high increase in vegetation is clearly visible in the region

False Color composite-vegetation is depicted as Red

Credit: National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad, India

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Credit: Michal Kravcik, Slovakia

The impact of water conservation and efficient use of water changes in cropping patterns linked with rainfall patterns

At the start of the work in 1985

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Credit: Michal Kravcik, Slovakia

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Credit: Michal Kravcik, Slovakia

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Credit: Michal Kravcik, Slovakia

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The situation in 1996Credit: Michal Kravcik, Slovakia

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Credit: Michal Kravcik, Slovakia

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Credit: Michal Kravcik, Slovakia

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Credit: Michal Kravcik, Slovakia

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Credit: Michal Kravcik, Slovakia

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Moving towards a collective mindset

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• PRIVATE SECTOR

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The next wave

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I invite the international participation of water warriors, river enthusiasts, activists newspapers, electronic media, digital media, scientists, educators, sponsors, corporate houses and public to extend their support for this program.

Rajendra Singh

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Come join me for The River March Thankful to One and All

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