- Prioritise public spending on local watershed development in rain-fed areas. NREGS partnerships between state governments, villagers and NGOs such as the Samaj Pragati Sahyog and Dhan Foundation have dramatically improved the welfare of people and the land
- Practise a mix of regulation and reward to make farmers and manufacturers, cities and towns, adopt water-efficient practices. (We now have programmes to improve energy efficiency; why not water?)
- Protect forests and floodplains, lakes, wetlands and other catchments.
Late Victorian Holocausts