Published On : Wed, Mar 22nd, 2017

Green Vigil commemorated World Water Day

World Water Day is an event celebrated every year on 22nd March, dedicating a day to tackle water crisis, focusing on universal access to water and advocating Sustainable Management of Freshwater. 22nd March as International World Water Day in 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) designated by the United Nations (UN).

Green Vigil Foundation held a Citizen Outreach Campaign at Variety Square and Futala lake premises on the occasion of World Water Day, advocating this year’s theme – Why Wastewater? The event was conducted focusing on implementing 3 R – Reduce, Recycle & Reuse Policy in everyday life and pledging to be water wise, and adhering to it, to meet Sustainable Development Goals – Safe water & Sanitation, health & well-being. With significant contribution and work in this field , Green Vigil’s Citizen Outreach Campaign on World Water Day 2017 has been given recognition on United Nations Official website.

Kaustav Chatterjee, Founder, Green Vigil Foundation, explained, there are two types of wastewaters polluting the water bodies – Industrial and Domestic. Govt. of India & Pollution Controls Boards have been able to control pollution from industries to a large extent but, not much success achieved in controlling water pollution due to sewage. Sewage, the domestic wastewater is the most potential commodity on date, being comparatively less polluted and being generated in huge amount every day, can be treated, recycled and reused for cooling tower makeup, flushing toilets, watering plants, etc, Kaustav Chatterjee added.

Surbhi Jaiswal, Madhusudan Chatterjee , Mehul Kosurkar, Kalyani Vaidya, , Bishnudeo Yadav, Kumaresh Tikadar, Vikash Yadav, Nikhil Bagesar, Mansi Tripath, Digambar Nagpure, Suhana Singh, Divya Dehankar, Jaspreet Bal, Minakshi Khiratkar, Kirti Naik, Rekha Mahto, Saumya Rathod, Bharti Sonewane and others worked hard for the success of the campaign.