Globally, 2 billion people (26% of the population) do not have safe drinking water and 3.6 billion (46%) lack access to safely managed sanitation, according to the report, published by UNESCO on behalf of UN-Water and released today at the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York. In the UN Water Conference 2023, India made two significant commitments: investing $240 billion in the water sector and taking measures to restore the groundwater level. India pledged $50 billion to enhance rural drinking water services through the Jal Jeevan Mission.
Climate change, increasing water scarcity, population growth, demographic changes, pollution, increase use of Fertilizers & chemicals in farming and urbanization already pose challenges for water supply systems and has already achieved critical condition in few places. Having access to clean drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene practices is crucial to ensure good health and well-being. Not only does safe WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) foster better health, but it also enhances the quality of life, promotes education, and empowers individuals. Moreover, safe WASH practices promote community resilience, resulting in a healthy and livable environment for all.
As a major Sustainable Goals of JVES and allied stakeholders, we are working in creating positive impact through various projects & awareness campaigns towards Sustainable water management, Pollution control, Education and adoption towards conservation approach to the life source for all.