Sonam Wangchuk: The Artificial Glacier

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.

Himalayan Institute of Alternatives will engage youths from multiple Himalayan countries in Research & Development to tackle the issues faced by mountain people, especially in the domains of education, culture, and the environment. Like SECMOL, the university aims to break the rigid boxes of conventional thinking, be relevant to people’s lives, and encourage learning via practical application of knowledge.

– Sonam Wangchuk’s TEDx talk on Education

– Sonam Wangchuk’s Wikipedia page – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonam_W…

– Ice Stupa Artificial Glacier Campaign –https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ic…

– Forbes India on Ice Stupa – http://forbesindia.com/article/checki…

– Huffington Post on Ice Stupa – http://www.huffingtonpost.in/shailend…

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. Discover more on http://www.rolexawards.com/40/laureat…

 


 

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