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JalTara – A strong answer to the global water crisis

20 minute webinar on solving the water crisis

We discuss the problem, and how JalTara can solve this at low cost and within a short time period

Short video on our JalTara vision to solve the global flood/drought crisis

The Global Water Crisis

The UN describes climate change as “primarily a water crisis“.

Extreme weather is causing both severe floods and droughts – in fact there has been a 29% increase in droughts and a 134% increase in floods since 2000. With 50% of humanity under risk of water stress by 2030, we are running out of time to solve this crisis.

We believe that groundwater is the ONLY way to solve the global flood/drought crisis – since underground aquifer reserves worldwide have 100 times the capacity compared to surface freshwater storage like lakes, rivers and reservoirs.

A problem of this magnitude and urgency requires an equally bold and rapid approach to solve it.

And this is exactly Save Groundwater Foundation’s JalTara vision to solve the global water crisis – a low-cost, nation-scale approach for rapid and massive groundwater recharge addressing both droughts and floods.

India Goal: Solve Water Crisis in Five Years

The Five Year India Goal​

100,000 villages
50 million JalTara recharge pits
30 trillion liters of water
150 million rural lives

The JalTara Approach

The scalable JalTara approach involves digging large numbers (500+) of small recharge pits (~6 feet deep and 4 feet across, filled with rocks) at the lowest point in every farmland acre

Effective and Scalable

We have already dug 45,000 recharge pits across 92 villages in Jalna, Maharashtra, demonstrating both effectiveness and scalability

Demonstrated Benefits

>Water tables improved YoY (March) by 14 feet
>Farmer incomes increased by 120% on average
>Crop yields improved by 42%
>Acreage under cultivation increased by 58%
>Crop spoilage due to flooding is virtually eliminated

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