Monday, March 28, 2011

World Water day-A little school girl Sophia enlightens


Trichy, 27, March: The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. Children are keen in India to observe water day here is a little Sophia of SEVAI shanthi Matriculation higher secondary school(www.shanthischool.in) enlightened the participants standing in a watershed model and said on 27th March,’ World water Day  is observed to Raise awareness about sustaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being through addressing the increasing water quality challenges in water management and to Raise the profile of water quality by encouraging organizations, communities, and individuals around the world to actively engage in proactively addressing water quality e.g. in pollution prevention, clean up and restoration.’ Sophia further added’ Life Started From Water, Nature Flourishes with Water, Seasons Caused By Water, Development Progresses with Water, Energy Formed Of Water, Health Depends On Water, Religion Imbibes Water, History Made Of Water Trade Rides On Water,Bio-Diversity Needs Water, Water Sustains Life, It Brings Prosperity and Happiness. She also gave some tips: ‘verify your home is leak free, Repair dripping taps by replacing washers, Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Use water efficient flushes, plumbing fixtures having sensors, low flow faucet aerators which require minimum water. Turn off water while brushing teeth. Close faucets while soaping and rinsing clothes. Keep overflow valve in the over head tanks so as not to waste water. Use waste water of cloth cleaning to clean the floor. Use waste water in flush. Don’t use running water for releasing ice from tray. Don’t use extra detergent in washing clothes. Don’t use running water while hand-washing clothes. Operate automatic washing machine when it is fully loaded.Don’t use shower/big bath tubs in bathrooms. While going outdoor, turn off the main valve for water. Develop habit of monitoring water meters’. The Principal of the School, Mallika said ‘Any project for water conservation and recharging should be based on the principle of "making running water walk". This would increase the scope of water retention in the soil and the scale of water recharging. The deliberations touched upon the micro and macro level perspectives on water conservation and water recharging. While some elaborated on domestic water conservation programmes like rainwater harvesting, and  various aspects of soil conservation, afforestation, biodiversity. The rainwater pits would help prevent soil erosion and thereby preserve the biodiversity of the land. EtNS.

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