Registration opens: 07 July, 2020
The global water demand continues to grow steadily at a rate of about 1% per year even when the population growth rates are reported to be steadily falling. Presently, 1.9 billion people (over a quarter of the world’s population) live in areas with potentially severe water scarcity and 3.6 billion people (nearly half the global population) live in regions that experience water scarcity at least one month per year. The water woes are further exacerbated by the intensifying of the global water cycle due to climate change resulting in wetter regions becoming more wet, and dryer regions become even more dry. This increased variation stands to increase the existing discrepancies between water demand and availability. Communities, especially youth play an important role in transforming societies and empowering this largely untapped potential and engaging with them as equal partners in development can fundamentally shape our societies for the better.
The workshop is set around the need for community level water conservation in the light of spatial and temporal variability in the rainfall due to climate change. The primary focus of the workshop shall be to build capabilities in rainwater harvesting (RWH) techniques for addressing water security issues.
To generate awareness on the water security issues and suggest strategies to enable communities to become water champions in their sphere of influence and beyond.
|Responsiveness to SDG 6 –Everyone has a role to play|
|Build an understanding of water security issues and how communities can take action to harvest rainwater.|
|Public messaging through social media and posters.|