22 Mar '12, 3pm

It's #WorldWaterDay - see how we’ve helped communities in Nepal become “water smart”

WWF pioneered a project in the Langtang region of Nepal that empowers communities to adapt to climate change impacts. Faced with water shortages, unpredictable rainfall, and shifting seasons, the project has helped these local communities become “water smart” by: Installing special tanks that store rainwater for irrigation Using drip irrigation for more efficient watering Establishing schools for farmers where they learn how to adapt to climate change with drought-resistant crops, crop rotation, and sustainable ways to raise livestock Starting seed banks to distribute local seeds more tolerant to extreme droughts and rainfall We’ve also helped communities plant trees and grasses along slopes which restores wildlife habitat and prevents future landslides. New and efficient cooking stoves have been distributed that use 40% less wood, protecting the surrounding forest habitat...

Full article: http://www.worldwildlife.org/what/wherewework/easternhima...

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