About the theme
Water availability in a region is dependent not just on the topography, vegetation cover, soil and geology of the area but also on the extent of climate change in the region. The repercussions of climate change are several and can be deleterious – erratic or inadequate rainfall, floods, reduction in the temporal spread of rain, drought and soil erosion. With rainfall runoff and insufficient groundwater recharge, several regions in the country face shortage of water for drinking and agricultural usage.
In order to revive springs, augment the discharge of rainwater from them, and construct recharge ponds and pits, the Tata Trusts engage in springshed management programmes, while encouraging active participation of communities in order to foster stewardship and achieve scale.