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India’s Mark II Pump

The Mark 2 hand pump must rank – along with the ubiquitous Autorickshaw- as one of the great pieces of design to have originated in India.

Inside pointReturn

A long over-due update on activities at pointReturn

A primer on swales

An article on swales has just been published elsewhere on this  Read

Water woes, Oct. 09

Some months ago, I Twittered “july, 09 is hottest in 40 years. rainfall is 10% of the average; just 20mm. pointReturn is reeling under the drought”. That was about the SW monsoon. Now the NE monsoon appears to be poor as  Read