Nature has to be preserved in natural ways and if we practice unnatural it won’t be natural again.
Access to natural resources is one of the most effective ways to support
Access to natural resources is one of the most effective ways to support sustainable development. Rapidly growing populations and the expanding use of water for irrigation and industry, along with the pollution, degradation of water resources and reduction in traditional water recharging areas make the careful management of water resources essential. Due to the fact that the distribution of global water resources does not correspond to the distribution of the global population, providing water in some regions may prove a problem. When water is becoming such a scare resource, wasting it by sheer negligence in the maintenance of traditional aquifers is indeed a big offence.
Naula Foundation (Regd. Society) a nonprofit, civil volunteer organization of truly dedicated volunteers aimed towards saving ecosystem as per International standards and guidelines via grassroots level solutions and innovations through research.
A core team provides leadership, develops strategy, and ensures effective management, implementation, and evaluation for monitoring, protection, revive, recharge & conserve the ecosystem including natural ground water level and restoration of the natural environment.
The leadership to the Naula volunteers is provided by a core team of intellectuals including scientist, ecologist, geologist and hydrologist who provide leadership and develop strategy to ensure effective management, implementation and regular monitoring for evaluation of the goals of the Naula team for conservation, revitalization, revive and recharge of the natural resources including maintenance of ground water level and restoration of the natural environment and enduring commitment. This is done by developing easy-to-maintain methods and water-access solutions that meet the needs of present generation and can also fulfill the needs of the future generations.)
We understand the fact that evaluation of work is must for a better progress and impact therefore, evaluation is integral to our work across its lifecycle and we identify milestones to monitor and track progress and impact.
Beyond the core team is a set of internal advisors, who are with relevant background, expertise, or perspective. The role of internal advisors is to ask tough questions; provide guidance and advice on strategic direction; help consider progress toward stated goals; and ensure collaboration across the Foundation.
A small set of external advisors is also enlisted to provide critical review and extensive field knowledge based on their broad experience and expertise. They help in providing a different perspective and developing skills. They are available for ongoing consultation and meet periodically as a group with Foundation staff.
Green Development and technology would ameliorate environmental stressors.
In any event, the first step is to admit that other interests than human ones should be taken into account. Then, facing the huge uncertainties about how to respect and enhance opportunities for the rest of the living world, we should explore, experiment, and deliberate collectively. Here, the biophysical and ecological limits of the planet can give both a moral motivation for respecting nature and an indication about how to do perform.
To acknowledge that, we started a mass awareness campaign “Save Water Save Earth” & grassroots level solution like Rain Water Harvesting for Revival and Recharging of Ground water level, Conservation and Restoration of traditionally used natural water resources like Naula (little depression aquifer), Dhara (Springs), Gadhera (Gul or Natural Water Channels), small river tributaries as well as conducting special plantation drive for broad leaf trees having enough water holding capacity which will help in conservation of the natural ecosystem and also to get back the native flora & fauna of the region. While strengthening integrated water resources planning and allocation to contribute to socio-economic development and water management in Uttrakhand, the project also has the objective to help preserve the oasis ecosystems, flora & fauna and the ancient Traditional Water Aquifers (Naulas) System in the Himalayan state Uttrakhand, which is a valuable cultural heritage.
The Ganges is the largest river and lifeline of India with an extraordinary religious importance for Hindus. Ganges provides water to about 40% of India’s population in 11 states. The river directly and indirectly affects the largest population of any river in the world with over more than 420 million people who rely on it for food, water, bathing and agriculture. Yamuna, Ramganga, Gomti, Ghaghra, Gandak & Kosi are major tributaries of river Ganga. The main tributaries of River Ramganga is Gagas river, in Uttarakhand, spans 14 major small feeding gadheras (streams) on both banks, and its river basin comprises over 500 sq km with a population of over 120,000 spread in 368 villages.
Our great rivers, including the Holy River Ganga along with its tributaries, are dying today due to our negligence. If we do not succeed in a determined effort to save these important water bodies, we are risking the right of future generations to a healthy, life-enhancing environment.
Naula Foundation was set up with the aim of small effort for restoration, conservation & revival of small and natural water streams such as Naula, Gadhera and Dhara as well as the ecological biodiversity of the region to save the river Ganga. While decentralized watershed management has proved to be the scientific solution; problem to address has been that of social fracture. We believe in the power of harmony, and we belief that only a People’s Science and awareness programs can do justice with nature. Our efforts have been towards catalyzing this movement. Our main goals are as follows:
1. Creation of methods and technologies for conservation, protection and monitoring of the natural ecosystems, revive and recharge of natural ground water level and restoration of the natural environment, which is necessary for sustainable development of all human beings and biosphere.
2. Development of methods for diagnosis, maintenance and restoration of ancient traditional natural water aquifer (Naula) resources of western Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) state Uttarakhand for the wellness of humans and other biological diversity.
3. Search for optimal variants to provide people with environmentally friendly plant and animal products; with small start up through the help of intellectuals like scientist, ecologist, geologist and hydrologist and several other organizations like World Bank, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), NITI Aayog India and State & Central Government Environmental Agencies.
4. Through a holistic, experiential training programme, the efforts of the villagers themselves have ensured that a water revolution is not far away. Our awareness campaign “Save Water Save Earth” was initiated after a research on the receding water level of the river Gagas, Kosi & Ramganga. As per the experts if sufficient efforts were not made to preserve the catchment areas of the river, it would die after some years. The campaign will continue in future as well and they will remove obstructions in way of the river by making people aware of the effects of its falling water level. All natural resources belong to the people and we the Naula Foundation truly believe that the natural resources of the people would be conserved by the people, for the people.