Saro Karez – reviving indigenous water management systems
IUCN news story, 27 June 2011

BALOCHISTAN, PAKISTAN: IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative is helping to restore the water supply in a collaborative project with the Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development, IUCN Pakistan and the Juniper project, to revitalize indigenous water management systems in Pakistan. Within the project site, more than 300 households depend directly on the Saro Karez for agriculture and livestock husbandry. Karez systems are traditional practices of water tapping and channeling in Pakistan. The damaged Karez is the communities’ only source of water in the dry region of the Saro Valley. Read the news story …

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