Introductory article by Aoun Hasan from his walk along River Sindh, for Veditum’s Moving Upstream Fellowship program
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Wainganga basin: Strengths ignored & Weaknesses misunderstood
Part 2 of a 3 part series on the Wainganga river and learnings from a research project conducted in 2011. Written by Rashmi Mahajan.
Wainganga: A lifeline of Central India
Part 1 of 3 articles on River Wainganga, a tributary of River Godavari that flows through the Indian states of Madhya Pradesh & Maharashtra.
Betwa in Shade and Line
A set of zines from walking the River Betwa, created by designer Kabini Amin, part of Veditum’s Moving Upstream fellowship program.
Birdwatching along the Betwa: Abundance threatened by Developmental Activities, Sand Mining
Birdwatching while walking along the Betwa: Abundance of resident and migratory birds stands threatened by Developmental Activities and rampant Sand Mining.
Tracing origins – Walking along the Ken
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] When heading out on an adventure like walking along a river, it is standard practice to look at satellite imagery (topographic map prints till very recently) of the area of interest to chart out an informed plan of action. In preparation of our walk along the River Ken, we decided to do the sameContinue reading “Tracing origins – Walking along the Ken”
A case for slowing down – Walking along rivers in India [TEDx Talk]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In January 2018, I was invited to TEDxLNMIIT to share my story. The talk was designed considering the immediate audience of young college students, and the general distancing we observe from the cause & effect of human induced climate change. I presented ‘A case for slowing down - Walking along rivers in India’ and the ideaContinue reading “A case for slowing down – Walking along rivers in India [TEDx Talk]”
What’s downstream? Documenting Vishwamitri
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]My first visit to Medhad, Virpur just downstream of the city of Vadodara on the Vishwamitri river sparked the thought of documenting this river that bears the brunt of industrial waste and urban sewage. During the visit to Medhad, I discussed the conditon of the river with locals and made some notes (http://veditum.org/environment/on-the-banks-of-gutter-ganga/). The ideaContinue reading “What’s downstream? Documenting Vishwamitri”
On the banks of Vishwamitri River in Gujarat
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s sad to see a river being called ‘Gutter Ganga’. I’m on the banks of river Vishwamitri, a river which flows through the city of Vadodara in Gujarat. Originating from the Pavagadh hills, Vishwamitri is a small (135km) but an important river, like all natural water bodies. Some 30km downstream from Vadodara, I’m in Medhad,Continue reading “On the banks of Vishwamitri River in Gujarat”
Downstream Extinctions – Mahakali River
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Pancheshwar dam is proposed to be taller than any dam currently standing on earth. It also happens to be the dam that might impound the still free Mahakali river, the last Himalayan river that still flows free from source to confluence. There have been various reports about the many technical issues with the constructionContinue reading “Downstream Extinctions – Mahakali River”