Watershed: The Story of India’s Water in the Age of Climate Change
India is facing its worst water crisis ever, and some believe that by 2030 it will fail to meet half its water demand. As the climate heats up, it is likely that swathes of land will be submerged, water-related extremes will reshape industry and famine will revisit the country.
Watershed takes us through 4,000 years of history to track how India's water has reached this critical point. With stories from across India it uncovers how India's fate is gradually being sealed by the extremes of drought and floods.
Armed with this understanding, Mridula Ramesh lays out pragmatic, scalable solutions that can work for both India's temperamental water and its democratic exigencies. She describes how determined water warriors from across India are showing the way forward and asserts that managing our water will usher in not just resilience but also the jobs India needs.
Sobering and persuasive, Watershed is a powerful call to action for every Indian to protect our shared future.