Lonely Planet Writer

Indian pioneer wins ‘Nobel Prize for water’

A typical rural water source in India.
A typical rural water source in India. Image by McKay Savage / CC BY 2.0

Indian medic Rajendra Singh has won the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize for his pioneering work creating sustainable water supplies for rural villages in India. His simple, low cost technique for retaining rainwater has been held up as an example that should be followed worldwide, with proven benefits for increasing water supplies for drinking and agriculture, as well as reducing flooding and increasing local populations of wildlife. Dubbed ‘the Water Man of India’, Singh is credited with saving the water supply of 1000 Indian villages. Read more: bbc.co.uk