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Interdisciplinary Research in Rajasthan, India: Exploring the Role of Culture and Art to Support Rural Development and Water Management

Buser, Michael

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This paper examines the role of art and culture in supporting rural development in the context of critical water challenges. It focuses on an interdisciplinary network and research programme conducted in 2018 with the village of Jhakhoda, in Rajasthan, India. The village has experienced years of declining water quality and has recently turned to rainwater harvesting and other conservation measures as a means to address water challenges. The research team sought to support local NGO and village efforts through creative, regionally specific forms of cultural activity. Through our project, we found that arts approaches can contribute to changes in the way people understand water and environmental challenges and can play a significant role in working towards sustainable water futures.

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Buser, M. (2020). Interdisciplinary Research in Rajasthan, India: Exploring the Role of Culture and Art to Support Rural Development and Water Management. Water Alternatives, 13(3),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 27, 2020
Publication Date 2020
Deposit Date Sep 1, 2020
Publicly Available Date Sep 24, 2020
Print ISSN 1965-0175
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 3
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6642206
Publisher URL http://www.water-alternatives.org/index.php/alldoc/articles/volume-13/issue-3-1

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