A press release fromWater Literacy Foundation states the following:
Summer is arriving soon and cries for water are inevitable due to lack of awareness as well as awareness translating into action among General Public.
Awareness is the first step towards change. The public is the revolutionary change maker. Towards this cause, United Nations has declared 22nd March as “World Day for Water” to spread the message of water conservation. This initiative becomes worthwhile and successful only if the general public supports the cause. This is where organizations like ours play a game changing role.
Water Literacy Foundation (WLF) is a Citizen Sector Organization that strives to and succeeds in educating victims of water issues and transforms them into Water Warriors who can fight water scarcity. Our vision is to make India a Water Efficient Nation. To this end, we have conducted over 2500 training programs, awareness campaigns, rallies, events etc. across rural, urban and industrial India.
We would like to use the platform of World Water Day for the noble cause of spreading our water literacy message. Since its inception in 1992, we have celebrated this day in all the districts of Karnataka. This year, we would like to conduct a Cyclothon from Rajbhavan to Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA) on March 22 and 12+ programs in industrial areas across Bangalore and other parts of Karnataka.
The reason for choosing industrial areas is to inspire awareness about the potential of large scale rain water harvesting. In the past 2 years, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board supported 11 such programs organized by us wherein around 250 industries participated. Out of 250, only 8 industries came forward to adopt large scale rain water harvesting (RWH). Despite such a short turn up, these industries were successful in harvesting 150 Crore Lts in 2 years and have become water self sufficient. We wish to utilize this success story to motivate other industries to adopt RWH before water scarcity intensifies.
World Water Day Cyclothon Schedule:
- Cycle rally from Rajbhavan to Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA)
- Governor will address the media and Flag off Cycle Rally
- Seminar for industrialists at KASSIA
Chairman, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB)
President, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI)
President, Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA)
Dr. A N Yellappa Reddy – Prominent Environmentalist
Whitefield, ELCIA, Bommanahalli, Jigani, Mysore Road, Peenya, Bommasandra, Yelahanka, Magadi Road, Bidadi, Mysore and Bellari
For these 13+ programs, we humbly seek your generous support.