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Gratitude Week

2nd Jal Jeevan Conclave

Empowering Good Water to All Mission

Integrated Health & Wellbeing Council; the prestigious health & wellbeing advocacy institution in India, under its Mission Good Water for All is bringing the second edition of Jal Jeevan Conclave 2022, 22nd March, on the occasion of World Water Day. The conclave will focus on the development of action plan to fulfill vision of mighty Har Ghar Jal and bring Government authorities, international & national organizations, development foundations, corporate, private companies, regional agencies proactively working at districts and Gram Sabha level to support, contribute and implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission in providing safe and clean drinking water in rural areas on India. The forum would also invite educational institutions, local community workers, key stakeholders from health & healthcare sectors, social and private organizations working at grassroots level to educate masses on the various water borne noncommunicable disease and infections, good sanitation practices & personal hygiene to highlight the key issues and role of clean water in managing a healthy living.

AGENDA

Jal Jeevan Mission: Clean Drinking Water to All in India

Jal Jeevan Mission envisages empowerment of Gram Panchayat and its sub-committee in the planning, implementation, management & operation and maintaining their own water supply system. It has been constant endeavor under JJM to empower the GPs and or its subcommittees like Village Water & Sanitation Committee/ Pani Samiti, etc. to enable them toperform their constitutional mandate of managing the basic services in the rural areas. The opening session will focus on the initial framework to successfully implementation of the scheme and way forward.

Impact of Clean Water on National Productivity – Fighting Noncommunicable and Chronic Water Borne Disease 

It is estimated that waterborne diseases have an economic burden of approximately USD 600 million a year in India. This is especially true for drought-and-flood-prone areas, which affected a third of the nation in the past couple of years. Not having access to safe and reliable water increases the risk of many waterborne non communicable diseases. This session will present the challenges faced by the government & private healthcare infrastructure providers to manage these diseases which is impacting he overall health of the vulnerable in the effected rural areas.

Regional Challenges of Safe Drinking Water Supply Framework 

Two-thirds of India’s 718 districts are affected by extreme water depletion, and the current lack of planning for water safety and security is a major concern. One of the challenges is the fast rate of groundwater depletion in India, which is known as the world’s highest user of this source due to the proliferation of drilling over the past few decades. Groundwater from over 30 million access points supplies 85 per cent of drinking water in rural areas and 48 per cent of water requirements in urban areas. The session will put spotlight on the various schemes which can empower communities to plan, design, implement and monitor rural drinking water supply, and unite community ownership for operation and maintenance.

Technology for Public Water Supply Infrastructure, Water Treatment and Drinking Water Source Management 

Public water supply system, bulk water transfer, treatment plants, removal of contaminants where water quality is an issue, water source management and distribution network to cater to every rural household require technological interventions and up gradation in the existing infrastructure. It also influences the water support systems, development of utilities, water quality laboratories, water quality testing & surveillance, R&D, knowledge centre and capacity building of communities. This session will focus on government efforts in developing a framework for overall water supply infrastructures, water quality monitoring systems and strengthening operation and maintenance of water supply and role of private players in supplying advance technology and innovative support.

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IHW Council is a not for profit organization that works towards creating awareness and advocacy for a healthier world. Set up in response to a strong call to bridge the gaps in preventive healthcare and environmental protection, the Council advocate’s adherence to the highest standards accepted internationally in healthcare. With the core belief that health is a human right and not only the responsibility of the individual, the Council raises pressing concerns in the healthcare fraternity and engages policy makers, key government officials, academia, industry, health care experts and civil society.

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