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Mobilise youth to work on solutions to water crisis: TERI

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, March 20: Youth must be mobilised to to find sustaible solutions to water crises in India, environmental think-tank TERI said in a function on Friday in an event of thhe eve of World Water Day.

The “SWASH (Save Water and Save Humanity) event, seeking to ensure quality, availability and accessibility of water and sanitation for all, is aimed at promoting entrepreneurial and creative spirit among young minds to exploring innovative solutions for issues related to water and sanitation, said a TERI statement.

“Learning to value water and conserve both its quality and quantity has to become a tiol movement in India,” said TERI’s acting director general Lee Srivastava.

The power of the youth must be mobilised towards this end, she added. The event was organised by the TERI university in association with USAID and TU’s Coca Cola Department of Regiol Water Studies.

Speaking on the occasion, USAID deputy mission director Kathryn Stevens impressed on the need for water and sanitation infrastructure to meet the rapidly growing demand of urban India. (IANS)

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