Climate change and water crisis has underscored the need for conservation of the rivers, jungle and biodiversity. A huge amount of water quantity and quality is declining around the world. Water security and water politics are going to grow because of depletion of river resources and water scarcity We need to conserve and rejuvenate our lakes, ponds, wells, other overground and underground reservoirs, and river basins. Community-based water conservation and management systems need to be developed.
EduCARE India NGO undertake efforts for wider public engagement to catalyse the movement on water conservation, ecology and bio-diversity through protection of water-bodies as these form a very important source of water and also helps in recharging groundwater.
For example, the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh in north India that originates from the Beas Kund at the Rohtang Pass was once a major source of water for districts like Kullu, Mandi, Hamirpur and Kangra in Himachal Pradesh and Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Kapurthala and Amritsar in Punjab. With the ongoing issue of climate change and unfavorable weather conditions, the flow and quality of water in the river had degraded substantially.
We are undertaking local community based efforts to identify degradation causes and mitigate these through grassroots action and some Eco-engineering with potential of biological filters along the catchment area of the basin that is the need of the hour.