This is the first of the set of 5 films which describe very simple, low-cost methods to address the problem of water — methods that can easily be used by local people, utilising locally available natural resources. We demystify the seemingly complex technical details of location, design and construction of watershed structures. These films illustrate the creativity and meticulousness involved in fine-tuning our interventions to match the immense diversity of nature. This approach constitutes a new paradigm of development that does not seek mastery over nature but grows organically from the soil, achieving environmental regeneration, livelihood security and people’s empowerment, all in one stroke.
The first of these films is on Earthen Dams, discussing their design, location, planning, layout and construction in detail