Project No.: RC-MTV-ENV-2/17: Water Conservation
Period: January 2018 to February 2019
Age: 21+ Location: Baddi villages (Solan)
Placement: Placement is offered for upto 6 months. Joining dates : Any Monday during the project cycle
Background: Our project area of Himachal Pradesh has breathtaking views. Since ages, the mountain people depend on natural spring to meet their water requirements. The area has abundant of fresh water natural springs. These resources are under tremendous pressure due to environmental degradation, human negligence paired with his rapid thirst for urbanisation. RUCHI has worked towards protection and development of these fresh water springs for more than 10 years, but still a lot has to be done.
Work: Volunteers under this project will be based in rural setting and involved in creating awareness regarding environmental importance of fresh water. The saying ïf there is going to be a Third World War, it will be on water” goes well for this area too. Even though the area gets ample rainfall there is a perpetual shortage of water in dry months. The problem is more of management and not availability. Every drop of water needs to be conserved. springs among local community and youth. They are also expected to develop methodology to protect and replenish these fresh water sources. Working closely with local youth following tasks shall be undertaken by volunteers. 1. Creating a data base of these fresh water bodies within project area. 2. Evaluating their present conditions and collecting water samples for testing. 3. Developing and implementing a recharge plan using traditional methods and using local resources. Volunteers with prior experience in following field are most welcome to apply and bring in new ideas.
Accommodation: Accommodation is on sharing basis with common toilets and bath. Food: Food offered will be simple authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly cooked. Three meals a day will be served. Assistance while cooking is desired of volunteers. Volunteers are free to cook meals of their country choice on every Sunday.