The article written by Eshwer Kale and Marcella D’Souza was published in the compendium ‘Water Conservation and Saving in Agriculture: Initiatives, Achievements and Challenges in Maharashtra’ by Water Resources Department (WRD) Government of Maharashtra.
Water Gives Life
(English, VCD, 23 mins)
Water gives Life is an attempt to understand the importance of natural resource management through Watershed Development for creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for poverty alleviation.
This film focuses on the importance of community participation in resource conservation and management, since it is the concerned community, which is in constant interaction with their environment. The ownership of the project by these stakeholders is a precondition for its success and sustainability. The film also looks into the principles of the watershed management and its impacts.
This film draws upon the experiences and works of Watershed Organisation Trust, (WOTR) / Indo-German Watershed Development Programme (IGWDP).