6th India water week inaugurated
On September 24, 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 6th India water week at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. The Theme of the week: “Water Cooperation – Coping with 21st Century Challenges”. The event is organized by Ministry of Jal Shakti.
About India Water Week
India Water Week (IWW) 2019 will focus on future challenges. This is based on the hypothetical prediction that the likelihood of conflicts due to water related issues might increase as population in the 21st century continues to grow. Hence water cooperation becomes vital. The event will also focus on issues like water scarcity, water for food security, development of inland water ways, cleaning river Ganga, etc.
During the week international conferences are to be held on international and regional cooperation in water management. The event will also exhibit technologies and latest solutions supporting the theme.
The event is being organized since 2012. It had been organized 5 times since then in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017. In 2017, India partnered with the European Union as international partner.
Need for the event
- According to WHO 785 million people do not have access to basic drinking water in the world.
- According to NITI Aayog, in India around 2 lakh people die every year due to inadequate access to safe water.