Water is indispensable for life!
After successful knowledge workshops on wide range of subjects in the north zone, it was time for the south zone to drive an awareness session.
They took Water Crisis & Conservation as the topic of discussion.
In Chennai, A.S. Natrajan, hit the session by capturing everybody inside the hall. He gave an interesting talk on GACS and its valuable collaborations then the session was taken over by our keynote speaker K. Venkatesan -Cluster Head – HR & Administration.
With his belief that transformation is unlimited, Venkatesan, the audience on water crisis and ways we can cope up with it.
The ever-expanding water demand of the world’s growing population and economy, combined with the impacts of climate change, have made water scarcity a reality. We are also witnessing severe damage to livelihoods, human health, and ecosystems due to severe water crisis.
Policy makers, civil society and the business sectors are increasingly becoming aware of the challenge facing global water resources. Across the globe, it has been stressed to carefully manage these resources.
Progress has been limited; however, it is very slow.
Looking at the current situation, India is staring at the worst water crisis and there is a need for a paradigm shift. Water should be recognized as a great priority.
One of the major reasons has been the lack of a rigorous analytical framework to facilitate decision-making and investment into the sector, particularly on measures of efficiency and water productivity.
In the end, changing the face of this crisis involves education to motivate new behaviours. Coping with the coming era of water scarcity will require major overhaul of all forms of consumption, from individual use to supply chains.