Friday, March 20, 2015

WIO to join World Water Day function at Angul: I shall speak on water crises of industrial towns!

Dear Friends/Co-sailors,

Greetings from Water Initiatives Odisha (WIO)!

For a network like ours that is at forefront of water action, research and advocacy in the state, each day is a Water Day.  However, we try to engage ourselves in some meaningful activity on the World Water Day(WWD) designated by the UN, i.e. 22nd March 2015.  

Last year, we celebrated the day with the fisher folk communities on the banks of River Mahanadi where hundreds of fisher folks took pledge to be part in WIO's 'Mahanadi River Basin Initiative' to save India's 6th largest river from further decay.

We thank you for your support during the last year's programmes and throughout our 25 years of journey in becoming the voice of water in the state.

This year, we have decided to join the WWD function organized by groups of Angul as they have invited me to speak about water crises faced by industrial towns such as this.  I am informed the Member of Parliament will also join the function among others.  

We look forward to a meaningful programme and to strengthen our network and campaigns further.

Thanks and regards


Ranjan K Panda

Convenor, Water Initiatives Odisha*
Convenor, Combat Climate Change Network, India
Mahanadi River Waterkeeper (Member, Global Waterkeeper Alliance, New York)

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Skype: ranjan.climatecrusader

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Water Initiatives Odisha (WIO) is a state level coalition of civil society organisations, farmers, academia, media and other concerned, which has been working on water, environment and climate change issues in the state for more than 25 years now.

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