Gurugram initiates a WeForWater People’s movement to work towards water security in the cyber city of India.
Water is the elixir of life and no lifeform on Earth can sustain without it. However, several human activities have severely impacted the water quality and quantity and has led to the depletion of its reserves. In order to counter the rising issue of water unavailability and contamination, Abhipsa foundation launched a movement named WeForWater to create and support national water projects and improve water security in India. This global initiative aims to make Gurugram water positive by 2030 and was announced in an event inaugurated by Union Minister and MP of Gurugram, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh. Also gracing the occasion was Shri. Vishram Meena, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram, in the presence of more than 100 people from corporate, media, civil society and most importantly, people of Gurugram.
Held on January 11, the event established the importance of groundwater replenishment to address the water crisis by inviting people to share their resources and time to maintain and work on the ponds in the city. Moreoever, the movement has also picked up pace on social media with the trending hashtag #WeforWaterGurgaon.
Speaking at the event, Ashish Kapur, Vice-chairman of Abhipsa Foundation, said, “WEFORWATER aims to prevent “Day Zero” and make India water-positive by 2040, and we are specifically focusing on identifying many areas that provide the economic benefits with minimum funding and creating the greatest impact on addressing water-related concerns“.