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World Water Week : 20th To 24th August, 2023

World Water Week : 20th To 24th August, 2023

World Water Week, taking place from 20th to 24th August, 2023 is the yearly global water forum organized by Stockholm International Water Institute.

  • This year’s theme, “Seeds of Change: Innovative Solutions for a Water-Wise World,” spotlights innovation in addressing current water challenges.
  • In line, Jal Jeevan Mission, launched in 2019, is envisioned to provide safe and adequate drinking water through individual household tap connections by 2024 to all households in rural India.
  • This ambitious initiative aims to learn from the shortcomings of past programs and rectify their failures.
  • The mission allows for tapping into both surface water and groundwater, focusing on recharge and protection.
  • The mission emphasizes sensitizing communities and implementing officers at all levels, encouraging active participation.
  • A central dashboard publicly shares progress data, fostering healthy competition and encouraging action.
  • The program encompasses disaster preparedness, bulk water transfers, technological interventions, and greywater management.

Jal Jeevan Mission:

  • The goal of this mission is to provide 55 litres of water per person per day to every rural household through Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) by 2024.
  • It comes under the Ministry of Jal Shakti.