World Water Day is celebrated every year on 22nd March around the world to get the attention to the need of preserving safe drinking water and also to create solutions to provide fresh water to people around the world.
Water is an essential part of our lives. Our people and the environment need water to flourish but the global warming and climate change have a debilitating impact on the existing water resources that threaten our existence. It is affecting life of millions of people throughout the world by causing erratic and disturbing weather systems, glaciers, the natural reservoirs of the Earth, to melt, resulting in incessant flooding, droughts and other natural disasters of varied proportions. The water is getting limited every year because of these issues.
Conservation will help us stretch the water that we do have and for that rainwater harvesting is one of the practice which can help us preserve the fresh water. Our planet is covered with more than 70 percent of water and only a small percentage of the fresh water fit for drinking and that it is a number that is fast shrinking.
In the opinion of World Bank Report, the altitude of water in India was around 550 Cubic Kilometres in the year 1997 out of which surface water was around 310 Cubic Kilometres. The altitude has dropped to 480 Cubic Kilometres in 2010 and is further going to lessen to 360 Cubic Kilometres in 2020 and less than 100 Cubic Kilometres in 2050.
Rajesh Sharma, Chairman & MD, ION Exchange India Limited, says, "Of paramount importance is a holistic plan to manage our water resources sustainably, with equal weightage to augmentation of fresh water resource and conservation of water. Watershed development and rainwater harvesting will increase seepage and storage of fresh water while recycle of water will conserve vast volumes of fresh water and reduce pollution. This must be combined with development of water-efficient techniques and processes that also reduce use of resources like energy, and thus the load on the environment. Companies should endeavor to introduce state-of-the-art technologies for water and environment management, to conserve our precious water resource by pioneering the concept of water recycle and to promote the use of alternate sources of water supply such as sea water and sewage. Water is not only a vital natural resource but a national economic resource, too. We need to manage it responsibly to ensure its availability and protection for future generations."
Whereas Pankaj Jain, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation concludes, "Clean drinking water is an essential requirement of every individual and making it available to every person is the very essence of our work. The World Water Day is an occasion to remind ourselves of how humble we are when faced with any water crisis. On this day, let each one of us resolve to make on small yet positive change in our lifestyle towards the cause of water conservation so that our future generations may continue to enjoy this gift of nature."
On this day of World Water Day, Brainguru Technologies pledge to save water by practicing water management to observe it every day. We will create ways to consume and manage fresh water, to improve water accessibility and will spread awareness about the importance of saving water.