Vice President to inaugurate World Water Day Function today

March 20th, 2008 - 9:06 am ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari will inaugurate the plenary session of the World Water Day Function here today.

The event is being organised by the Ministry of Water Resources.

Union Minister for Water Resources Professor Saifuddin Soz and Minister of State for Water Resources Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav will also address on the occasion.

Important issues related to ‘Integrated Water Resources Development and Management (IWRDM)’ like water quality, water supply and health will be discussed to facilitate combined discussions in the day long sessions of the function.

Eminent experts and stakeholders in the field of water resources will participate with suggestion for firming up the strategies in the water sector.

Ministry of Water Resources organised programmes on various issues concerning water sector in partnership with concerned Ministries of Government as well as Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) preceding the World Water Day.

Workshops were organised on data base management, ground water regulation and management, conjunctive use of surface and ground water, eco-system security, technology transfer, investment in water sector, corporate social responsibility as well as civil society participation in the context of IWRDM.

Many Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) have been invited to participate in the programme to make the discussions broad based with the involvement of civil society.

In pursuance of the United Nations General Assembly Resolution, March 22 is observed every year as the World Water Day. However, this year, the UN has decided to observe the World Water Day on March 20. (ANI)

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