Building drought resilient watersheds
Publication Date: July 2018
India is a region of extreme climatic conditions and close to 70% of the country is classified as dry lands. These areas receive 80% of their annual water supply in a short span of 2 – 3 months in the monsoons, leading to drought-like conditions. In such a scenario, effective water and land management strategies that help build resilience in the region and ensure year-round water security for people and nature, are critical for India. We are working with partners to develop a comprehensive science-led drought resilience plan for the Devnadi watershed in Nashik district in Maharashtra. By demonstrating success through this pilot initiative, we aim to support the Maharashtra government and other stakeholders by informing drought resilience efforts across the state, which has been severely impacted by drought for consecutive years in the last decade.