A big salute, this world water day, to a tireless everyday hero, retired chief engineer PHED; A.B. Paul; a person who being within the government system fought all odds stacked against him in convincing people about the real threats of water contamination in assam..his battle goes on even now at the ripe old age of 73, his passion not having wavered a bit. ... See MoreSee Less
As our cities let out rivers of waste water everyday, we still have so many places where a drop of Safe drinking water is a luxury.
Our people on ground who work with such communities affected with Unsafe water play a very important role. Self belief is a common attribute among all those I see tirelessly working to bring change on ground.
They work on the frontier and all the theories and plans are put to test and made into reality with their work.
Let us salute our fellows, field workers and others who are bringing change . Dedicating this Water day to all of them.
"Tricolor Cleantech Capital, a social impact fund based in the USA has committed to invest up to $5mn in JanaJal, the flagship initiative of the Delhi based Supremus Group. JanaJal is a social enterprise committed to making safe drinking water available and accessible to the common man in India through building and operating Water ATMs at various public places such as railway stations, hospitals, bus stands, highways and places of religious worship." That's a quote from this story: www.dqindia.com/tricolor-cleantech-capital-llc-to-invest-in-janajal-water-atms/
There is also the Safe Water Network with 109 stations in Telangana. safewaternetwork.org/expansions/telangana They got a huge grant from UNICEF. Although their authors wrote scientific articles about fluroosis in India they did not attend the Hyderabad ISFR conference last year.
Both of these groups get support from corporations and have impressive websites, huge budgets, and big time promotion. From what I can tell they set up small businesses that use reverse osmosis systems to produce water for sale. Can poor people afford to buy this water? This is a different approach than having the government involved in getting safe water to people. I'm wondering what people in this group feel about this approach. ... See MoreSee Less