Watershed Films

Watershed Interventions

Language: Hindi and English
For the last 2 decades Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS) has worked on watershed management with an attempt to integrate planning of natural resources with the livelihood security of the local and the poor people. As part of the attempt made by SPS to de-mystify the knowledge of the experts the film presents the basic principles of watershed management in a simple manner for the practitioners as well as the lay audience.
All along, the film describes the importance of watershed management and its relevance in eco-restoration and preservation while making water available for the farmers locally.

Ridge Area Treatment

Language: Hindi and English
Ridge Area Treatment is one of the set of 5 how-to-do-films on watershed structures. This film describes the interventions that can be done in the ridge areas under watershed management,

Boulder Checks

Language: Hindi and English
The film describes the construction of boulder checks for treating small streams and gullies under watershed interventions.

Gabion Structure

Language: Hindi and English
The film describes very simple, low-cost methods to address the problem of water — methods that can easily be used by local people, utilising locally available natural resources. It demystifies the seemingly complex technical details of location, design and construction of gabion, an important structure in watershed development. It illustrates the creativity and meticulousness involved in fine-tuning the interventions to match the immense diversity of nature.

Earthen Dams

Language: Hindi and English
• Winner of Magna Mater Award, the best film of the festival across all categories at the 25th International Agrofilm Festival in Slovakia in October 2008.
• Winner of Water Awards — the best work concerning subject of water resources, Cine Eco Film Festival, Portugal, 2008
Watershed Interventions — Earthen Dams is one of the set of 5 how-to-do films on watershed structures.
The film describes very simple, low-cost methods to address the problem of water -methods that can easily be used by local people, utilising locally available natural resources. It demystifies the seemingly complex technical details of location, design and construction of earthen dam, the most important of watershed structures. It illustrates the creativity and meticulousness involved in fine-tuning the interventions to match the immense diversity of nature

On farm interventions

Language: Hindi and English
The film observes rain-fed farmers facing problems due to erratic or untimely rain as well as crops being destroyed from excessive soil erosion in the farm fields. The film then shows how this problem is overcome by location specific watershed work utilizing locally available materials.