Diarrheal and respiratory infections kill over 3.5 million children under the age of five every year. Hand washing with soap is the most effective and an inexpensive way to prevent these deaths. It can save the lives of 1.2 million children every year.
A short video from a recent watershed survey in rural Maharashtra where Watershed Management Group and our partner organization Grampari have been working with communities to provide a safe and sustainable source of drinking water.
Groundwater levels are declining in many parts of the world as demand for water increases. For water stressed communities this can put vital resources out of reach as the cost of pumping goes up or wells go dry altogether.
3 billion people cook and heat their homes using open fires and leaky stoves by burning wood and animal dung. Such cooking and heating produces high levels of indoor air pollution with a range of health-damaging pollutants, including small soot particles that penetrate deep into the lungs.
Watershed Management Group's founders re-unite in India. This is the first video report of several to come highlighting WMG India staff, programs, and how they take action.
Jared Buono, WMG India Country Director, explains about aquifer and well recharge by touring an ancient Hindu cave temple on Elephanta Island and then taking us to the Grampari Training Center high up in Panchgani.
WMG India helps a local village address an erosion issue that could send sediment into a newly created water reservoir. Vetiver grass is used as a vegetative erosion control practice.
WMG India, with partner Grampari, follows up on eight spring boxes installed in early 2012 during the monsoon season.
Watershed Management Group and our partner Grampari lead hand-washing sessions in rural primary schools to combat childhood diseases and improve general health.