World Water Day 2016

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March 21, 2016 The theme for 2016 is 'Water and Jobs'. With water resources declining at a rapid rate, this theme brings to the forefront concerns related to water and livelihoods in India.
Theme of World Water Day 2016: Water and Jobs (Source: UN Water)
March 21, 2016 Urban floods and pervasive environmental pollution are living testimonies of unplanned and hurried urbanisation. With cities already stretched to their limits, how much more can they endure?
Houses constructed on the fringes of the Ambattur eri in Chennai
March 21, 2016 Celebrations for World Water Day 2016 in Nagaon, Assam personify passion by honouring grassroots water-workers for their thankless efforts.
Contribution of water sector workers at the grassroots level goes unrecognised very often
March 20, 2016 Fish traders in the state, which has the highest freshwater fish yield at 2,500 kg per hectare, are mainly groups of Bihari migrants playing to their strengths.
First half of the day is spent netting the fish which is sold in the evening.
March 19, 2016 Parineeta Dandekar of SANDRP speaks to India Water Portal about how healthy rivers--and not dams--are the best employment guarantees around.
Two men fish from a small rowboat on the placid Ramganga near Harewali
March 19, 2016 Fishers livelihoods are being directly threatened by mechanised fishing methods and ecologically destructive fishing practices.
Traditional fishers livelihoods are directly threatened by mechanised fishing methods (Source: Vikas Sahayog Kendra, Palamau)
India Industry Water Conclave on Nov 28, 2017 at FICCI, New ??Delhi
The third edition of India Industry Water Conclave and fifth edition of FICCI Water Awards on Theme : ‘Water Use Efficiency- An Imperative for India’ Water Awards 2016 posted 3 years 10 months ago

The theme for the Conclave this year is “Water Use Efficiency: An Imperative for India” to highlight the imperative of water use efficiency in the industry, agriculture and urban contexts

Should we look beyond 'jobs' to 'livelihoods' this World Water Day?
The theme for 2016 is 'Water and Jobs'. With water resources declining at a rapid rate, this theme brings to the forefront concerns related to water and livelihoods in India. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 5 years 6 months ago

With water resources dwindling at a rapid rate globally and its predicted serious impacts on economies and livelihoods, World Water Day 2016

Theme of World Water Day 2016: Water and Jobs (Source: UN Water)
Courting catastrophe: Unplanned urbanisation and flooding
Urban floods and pervasive environmental pollution are living testimonies of unplanned and hurried urbanisation. With cities already stretched to their limits, how much more can they endure? seetha@indiawaterportal.org posted 5 years 6 months ago

South India's rivers are rain-fed unlike those in the North, which are glacier-fed due to the contrasting topography and climate. Unlike the Himalayan system, many of India’s peninsular rivers dry up during the hotter half of the year, leaving lips and fields equally parched.

Houses constructed on the fringes of the Ambattur eri in Chennai
Water is more than a job for them
Celebrations for World Water Day 2016 in Nagaon, Assam personify passion by honouring grassroots water-workers for their thankless efforts. Usha Dewani posted 5 years 6 months ago

"A job isn’t just a job. It’s who you are". That quote seems to define the five people who are being honoured for their extraordinary dedication in ensuring water to the people in Nagaon and the newly declared Hojai district of Assam.

Contribution of water sector workers at the grassroots level goes unrecognised very often
Bihari bait for Punjabi fish
Fish traders in the state, which has the highest freshwater fish yield at 2,500 kg per hectare, are mainly groups of Bihari migrants playing to their strengths. Manu Moudgil posted 5 years 6 months ago

“This is my business, I am nobody’s slave,” says Kapal Nishad. He is one of the over two million migrants who came to Punjab over 20 years ago.

First half of the day is spent netting the fish which is sold in the evening.
Think livelihoods, not only jobs
Parineeta Dandekar of SANDRP speaks to India Water Portal about how healthy rivers--and not dams--are the best employment guarantees around. chicu posted 5 years 6 months ago

The theme for the 2016 UN World Water Day is 'Water and Jobs'. What is your opinion of the chosen theme?

Two men fish from a small rowboat on the placid Ramganga near Harewali
Small scale fishworkers fishing for jobs elsewhere
Fishers livelihoods are being directly threatened by mechanised fishing methods and ecologically destructive fishing practices. Amita Bhaduri posted 5 years 6 months ago

Chinna, 35, harvests fish and is engaged on a piece rate basis by the local contractor who has rights to fishing in the village tank in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. At times, Chinna also uses family labour to complete his work.

Traditional fishers livelihoods are directly threatened by mechanised fishing methods (Source: Vikas Sahayog Kendra, Palamau)
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