Springs are an important source of water across the mid-hills of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. They sustain ecosystems and millions of people in the region – supplying water for consumption, irrigation, and domestic use – and are deeply intertwined with religious rituals and cultural identity. Alarmingly, springs are drying up across the HKH region because of a multitude of factors, and this has led to acute water stress among mountain communities. Springs need to be protected and revitalized if we are to safeguard our ecosystems and secure the well-being of HKH communities.
This flyer illustrates our six-step protocol to spring revival; shows our spring mapping exercises across the HKH; and details our recharge interventions in Bhutan, India, and Nepal. It also presents our work on ongoing projects, policy advocacy, and knowledge products and databases.