This year is the 28th year of “World Water Day” and on its eve, two women leaders, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) director general Audrey Azoulay and UAE Minister of State for Food and Water Security Mariam Almheiri called on everyone to contribute to the sustainable conservation and use of this valuable global resource which man and the biodiversity could not live without.
With the world drowned in misery caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the World Water Day 2020, marked on March 22, passed by faintly without many people even realising its significance.
About 160 million of India’s 1.3 billion people do not have access to clean water. One can only hope fervently that the coronavirus outbreak does not move into community spread in India – the dreaded stage in our battle against the pandemic.
The ERC aims to restore, maintain and build strategic central water projects in many populated areas, which were welcomed by local residents.