K2K – In Search of Water

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One man’s dream will soon raise the world’s awareness about the complexity of water challenges occurring in India. Beginning Saturday April 26th in Bangalore, CS Sharada Prasad will travel 19,000 km (11,807 m) on motorbike to document the meaning and encompassing challenges of water to people in India. Crossing 15 major rivers, 28 states, and 7 territories, Mr. Prasad will document his journey on a blog called “K2K – In Search of Water“. His route will be mapped with a GPS unit attached to his motorbike and uploaded to Google Maps. Geotagged blog posts will be updated everyday and photos from his journey will be available on EveryTrail and Flickr.

The trip will take over two months to complete visiting places such as the Khardung La Pass at 18,380 feet to Kanyakumari at the southernmost tip of mainland India. Mr. Prasad will meet with local citizens, organizations, and community leaders to bring light to their accomplishments and challenges regarding sustainable water supplies. This event will be a great opportunity for students, classrooms, and people around the world to follow along with his adventure and become educated about water supplies in India. Sharada Prasad is a project officer for the India Water Portal developed by Arghyam, a non-governmental organization. Arghyam “seeks to support strategic and sustainable efforts in the water sector that address basic water needs for all citizens”.

Visit the cool interactive Google Map of the Journey across India here.

4 thoughts on “K2K – In Search of Water

  1. He’ll love Ladakh and the ride up to Khardung La (2nd highest motorable road inthe world) which I did on a bike a couple of years back. Ladakh is a high altitude deseart and the local people have centuries old ways of dealing with water issues. Although the number of tourists there has increased dramatically the amount of snow melt coming from the “snow mountains” has increased as a result of climate change. They are also now experiencing more rain than before and these two changes together have led to the traditional dried mud buildings being washed away.

  2. Inspired by Mr. Sharada Prasad’s noble endeavour, some of us likeminded individuals are joining together exclusively for creating awareness, preservation and to contain water wastages in our locality and the nearby areas covering households, public organizations and schools in the “WATER FOR ALL – SAVE IT” Campaign. Any one interested, please keep sending useful informations and suggestions for us at my website: http://www.freeflow.in/

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