Nature’s whims cause water crises. Its infrastructure can stop them.

Across Asia, man-made structures have stood powerless to avert tragedy after tragedy during 2018’s rainy season.  Dams are vital for energy needs and economic growth. But they’ve been criticised for posing risks to local communities and the fragile environments in which they are built. WLE and IWMI research proposes several innovative solutions that mitigate the threats of these fragile environments through natural infrastructure. 

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Heavy rainfall recently devastated large swathes of Kerala, India