Springs and Springshed Management Training for Local Community

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Springs are the primary source of water for millions of people in the midhills of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Both rural and urban communities depend on springs for meeting their drinking, domestic and agricultural water needs. There is anecdotal evidence suggesting that springs are drying up in response to various factors such as climate change and other socio-economic and demographic changes. This development is causing water stress to many mountain communities. 

ICIMOD is currently undertaking spring-related research work at its Godavari Knowledge Park and this week will host a ‘Training on Springs and Springshed Management for Local Communities’ in collaboration with the Advanced Center for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM) of Pune, India.  The meeting is intended to familiarize local communities about the importance of springs, introduce the concept of spring revival through spring and springshed management.