Pani, Pahar – Guardian Article

Sacred, Life Affirming and Disappearing

Published in the Guardian on December 27th, 2017 – LINK HERE Rapid urbanisation, dwindling groundwater reserves and changing rain patterns are driving a water crisis in the lower Himalayas of India and Nepal.  Photojournalist Toby Smith took part in a research project charting the shifting demands on this fragile landscape...


for drinking, domestic and agricultural use

Villages of the Himalayas depend on surface water


Rapid urban growth across the Himalayas

The construction of new buildings and settlement


An inherent part of hill life

Seasonality is an inherent part of hill life

Kempty Falls

13km from Mussoorie