World Water Day: Leaders call for preemptive actions to save water

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On the occasion of World Water Day, leaders are pledging to deliver their bit to reduce, reuse and recycle water.

UNICEF has come out with its latest report predicting the intensity of drought by 2040.

UN Environment said it is working to ensure freshwater quality.

Here’s a glimpse at some of the other developments from across the world.

In India, Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti said that India is moving very fast towards becoming an important world power and water will play an important  role in country’s development in the days to come.

Indian Railways released New Water Management Policy. Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that World Water Day should not be celebrated only once in a year. In Railways, there is large area of land in its jurisdiction, by virtue of it, large number of water bodies lies in its jurisdiction. In this water policy, water audits, restoration of water bodies and recycling of water will be ensured.

GE has honored Intel Corporation with an Ecomagination Award to celebrate a new water recycling project at Intel’s Ronler Acres campus in Hillsboro, Oregon. When complete, the facility will have the potential to recycle over a billion gallons of water annually while also improving the quality of water that leaves the facility.

Xylem is launching a month-long volunteer challenge for Xylem colleagues across the globe to highlight the importance of water and environmental issues. Starting today, the ‘Make Your Mark 30-Day Challenge’ campaign will extend through to Earth Day (April 22).

Rajani Baburajan