Celebrating People

One Man's Quest For Reviving Drying Himalayan Springs

Sanjeev Bhuchar and his team from ICIMOD is working with communities in the Hindu Kush Himalayas to revive underground springs

A woman using spring-fed water for her daily chores Photo: Copyright: Jitendra Raj Bajracharya/ICIMOD

The Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) is home to unique landscapes and cultures which attract everyone, from thrill seekers to pilgrims. However, the influx of visitors to the IHR is threatening the water supply of local communities who rely on groundwater springs to meet their needs.