Water | Weather n Climate | VOL. 9, ISSUE 55, July-August 2009 |

Monsoon failures & rain water harvesting

Climate plays a critical role in human survival. Where there is water no matter what the physical conditions, there is life. Water has been important for the development of cultural complexity in human society during the Holocene (last 10,000 years) and earlier. Numerous civilizations evolved along the banks of water bodies or in areas with abundant rainfall. The archaeological and historical records show many instances of societal collapse, attributed to a combination of social, political and economic factors. However, recent...

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