“When the community’s collective consciousness is aroused, what emerges is a needs-based and culturally bound action program which is linked to their own vision and priorities,” says 2001 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Rajendra Singh. In his riveting lecture, Singh shared how he has mobilized the people of Jaipur in using an Indian technique of rainwater harvesting that has brought water to 1,000 villages, prevented floods, restored soil and rivers, and brought back wildlife.

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