Zings are water harvesting structures found in Ladakh. They
are small tanks, in which collects melted glacier water.
| Essential to the system is the
network of guiding channels that brings the water from the glacier
to the tank. As glaciers melt during the day, the channels fill
up with a trickle that in the afternoon turns into flowing water.
The water collects towards the evening, and is used the next
A water official called the churpun ensures that water
is equitably distributed.
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