India's Arvari River dried up in the 1940's due to overpopulation and bad land management. The riverside population drifted away as livelihoods, and drinking water, disappeared. Then in 1985, one man, Rajendra Singh, decided that he could make the river return through sound ecological practices. Locals laughed at his efforts for two years before realizing the man was serious. Today, the river flows year round. People are returning to the area and are banding together to preserve the river and their way of life for future generations. Read the full article.