Pani, Pahar


This website is based on our work on the changing patterns of land-use and development in the lower Himalayas of India and Nepal, and on how environmental and social changes are impacting the ways in which small towns throughout this region source and distribute water.


Rapid urban growth across the Himalayas

Dhobi Ghat

Laundry services

  The Dhobighat community downstream of Mussoorie provides laundering services to the upstream town’s schools, hotels and government institutions. Washing is done along a natural stream which flows through the settlement, first inhabited by the dhobi (washing) community over 80 years ago. The livelihood of the dhobi community depends...