Monsoon Failures and Rainwater Harvesting

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Abstract: Historical societal adaptations to climate fluctuations may provide insights into potential responses of modern societies to future climate change that has a bearing on water resources, food production and management of natural systems.

The authors are Head Department of Geology and Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; IFS, Special Secretary to Chief Minister, Rajasthan; and Scientist, NOAA paleoclimatology Programme and University of Colorado, USA, respectively.