clockTime to watch: 03:57Posted on November 15, 2016

Sonam Wangchuk

Rolex Awards Laureate, 2016

Sonam Wangchuk lives and works in the Ladakh region of India, high in the Himalayas. This harsh mountain area is experiencing acute water shortages due to climate change. Sonam, who is an engineer and educator, found a simple but ingenious way to store water using artificial glaciers that will irrigate trees and crops.

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