Anupam Mishra: The ancient ingenuity of water harvesting (Source: Ted Talks)

 

Published On: 3 December, 2009 | Duration: 18 min, 40 sec.

 

Noted Gandhian, journalist, environmentalist, and water conservationist Anupam Mishra died on 19 December, 2016. In this video, Mishra talks about the amazing feats of engineering built centuries ago by the people of India's Golden Desert to harvest water. These structures are still used today -- and are often superior to modern water megaprojects.

 

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.

 

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