Recovering water challenges on Water Day

Recovering water challenges on Water Day

Bangalore: Nature based solutions for exsisting water challenges we face in the 21st century was the key point celebrated on National Water Day by United Nations. The theme of this year Water Day was “Nature for water”.

Though the population of Israel is 15 percent less than that of Bengaluru yet there is less shortage of water. Bengaluru face a huge scarcity of water compared to Israel.

“The sustainable and equitable management of shared resources is currently lacking and hence it is time for countries to come together for a common purpose combining diplomacy innovation, participation and new funding mechanisms”, said Dana Kursh, Consulate General of Israel in Bengaluru.

On the other hand there is a huge innovative methods and technologies Israel uses like hostlic water resource management and different strategies.

Israel has decided to collaborate with India and come up with a new machine Gal mobile which is a water purification machine . This machine is made to make water more purified. It can also be used during disasters, earthquake to provide purified water.

“Imparting education and awareness through events such as these on nature and environmental conversation takes prominence in our academic curriculum”. said, Fr.Manoj D’Souza, Executive Director – St. Joseph’s Institute of Management (SJIM).

The water scarcity can be solved by using water in a correct way. Preservation of water is very important.  Mandaya, a district in Karnataka faced water shortage. When the problem was investigated it was found they were utilising half of the water received in the production of sugarcane.

The only source of water for Karnataka is Cavery. The urban areas get water but the main problem is faced by the people in the rural. There is a scarcity of water.

Dr.Kshitij Urs, Head of ActionAid Karnataka said, “We can keep agreeing to long distance pipelines from distant rivers to Bangalore,
however this is a fundamental issue that needs to be addressed. We need to start democratizing the government that water belongs to the people. We need to focus on people’s participation in the conservation of water bodies and wet lands”.

 

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