Know Your Water

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Know Your Water. Do you know where your water comes from? In many places, water travels hundreds of kilometres, through canals and pipelines, before reaching your home.

Do you know where your water comes from? In many places, water travels hundreds of kilometres, through canals and pipelines, before reaching your home. Due to persistent drought, growing population and legislation, less water will be supplied from these sources in the future.

Nearly all storm drain pipes empty into the oceans. It dumps animal waste, pesticides, fertilisers, oils, plastics, among others, which pollute the ocean.
As summer is setting in, an NGO, I GO GREEN Foundation, launched a programme ‘Know Your Water’ on Saturday. The NGO also has events planned out for March 22 which is the World Water Day.
This is a 50-day programme with a mission to bring awareness on rainwater harvesting and importance of water.The programme is aimed at educating children through field visits by taking them to community water bodies and asking them to write essays and design charts on conserving water.
Jayaprakash Nambaru, founder, I GO GREEN Foundation, said, “Water conservation is not a job subjected to a technician, soil-scientist, hydrologist, forester, wildlife manager, plant scientist, city planner, park manager or a farmer alone. It is a job for everyone who wants to have access to the life sustaining resource of water. We must recognise that water conservation really is our collective responsibility and not the job of a few select people. We enjoy the many ways of using water. So why don’t we do our part in caring for our water?”
The programme would be extended to other districts through environmental recognition.
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