INDIA: Prime Minister of India’s reaffirmation pledge “to save every drop of water” on World Water Day 2022 was well echoed by global speakers during World Water Summit 2022 as organized by UNAccc on 22 March.
On World Water Day, a group of specialists from 18 countries gathered under the auspices of the renowned think-tank organisation Unity of Nations Action for Climate Change Council (UNAccc) for a three-hour marathon contribution to the noble cause of water conservation.
The Summit was opened by Shri Rakesh Jain, a well-known environmentalist, and the chief guest was Dr. Shrikanta Panigrahi, India’s Prime Minister’s Climate Change Advisor. The nobility of the summit was privileged by a special keynote speech by Shri Prof Ganeshi Lal, Hon’able governor of Odisha state of India.
During the opening remarks, Dr. Rajat Sharma, Global Chairman UNAccc mentioned the efforts being done by UNAccc at the global level to rehabilitate the groundwater and how all can contribute together.
He also emphasized the need for the execution of global policy to achieve the sustainable development goal 6 (clean water and sanitation for all). He hailed the efforts being done by the government of India under the Clean Ganga Project.
Other dignitaries who spoke about water conservation were Jal Star Ramesh Goyal, Jag Mohan Gupta (ministry of Jal Shakti, Govt of India), Swami Sahajanand (Patron UNAccc), Ms. Veera Awah ( Vice President of UNAccc, Africa headquarter), Prof TSN Shastri, Vice-Chancellor Sikkim Law university and many others.
A vivid discussion on strategies and applied methods as well as suggestions on the management of groundwater at various levels was deliberated.
It is pivotal to know that UNAccc is critically focusing on SDG 6, which is “clean water and sanitation for all”. UNAccc has a reach across the globe in 87 Countries with 145 Board members and it is increasing day by day.