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LESSONS FROM DESOLATION

Update: Tuesday 16-Aug-2016

LESSONS FROM DESOLATION

A citizen’s report on impact of drought and learnings for future

This report attempts to understand and share the situation faced by the vulnerable communities in the drought-affected areas. The report also seeks to explore lasting solutions to build drought resilience. It highlights and gives to us several agendas to pursue. We need to create a robust system of preparedness, response and recovery. We need to popularize the rights discourse on relief and rehabilitation. As the basic foundation of drought resilience we need to ask for a legal framework on governance of water for the common good of humankind. We need to build the argument for a shift from current market-driven extractive development models to ecologically sustainable, socially just and economically equitable approaches. When we work with nature we may not be as vulnerable to the cycles of extreme of weather.

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