Story of a River | #04

A river forms the sinews of the land; giving it life. But over the last century, and more so, over the last few decades these veins have been disrupted, both, by human intervention and climate change. This would have been a problem in ordinary times, but as we stand today, it is a disaster unfolding with slow precision. And even though through the scientific method we can read these signals and chart maps of meaning, where we fail is to commit to changing our strategies and patterns.
 
As Vikrom Mathur points out, “Preparedness must be developed through participatory, culturally appropriate & inclusive methods to ensure efficacy. In certain situations adaptation will not be possible and entirely new lives and livelihoods will need to be imagined”
 
But will we change our ways before the river changes its way?

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