Gandhinagar: Debashree Mukherjee, Special Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti said that the management of water resources in a holistic manner is “pre-requisite” for the development of a nation and consequently water secured world.
Addressing the 2nd Meeting of Environment and Climate Sustainability Working of G20 members, in Gandinagar Gujarat, Debashree Mukherjee emphasizised on the need for collaboration and knowledge sharing in the field of water resources.
She said that G20 India Presidency appreciates the valuable work, successful programmes, and innovations in the field of water resources by G20 members.
The secretary said India is committed to strengthen this cooperation in water resources development and management through sharing of the technical experiences, best practices, usage of state-of-the-art tools and technology and case studies of successful interventions in water sector for mutual benefits.
More than 130 delegates from 19 G20 member countries, 09 Invitee countries and 13 International Organisations are taking part in the meeting being held at The Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Ms Mukherjee thanked the delegates for their active participation and for sharing best practices on Water Resources Management.
She appreciated that the presentations from all across the globe encompassing plethora of water issues and challenges and innovative ways to address them amicably by G20 members.
She emphasized that India always plays an active role in such collaborative scientific endeavors as we truly believe in the concept of ‘Universal brotherhood & Collective wisdom’, and always contributed for betterment of humankind and collectively, it will lead to ‘One Earth, One Family and One Future’.
The G20 members & other participants also shared their best practices with presentations on water resources management and its conservation efforts.
International Organisations like Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Solar Alliance (ISA), United Nations Development Progam (UNDP) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) showcasing their Best Practices on Water Resources Management
The session was followed by visit by the delegates to the exhibition stalls put-up by the organizations under the Ministry of Jal Shakti showcasing various themes & sharing the quality work in Atal Jal, Swachh Bharat Mission, Jal Jeevan Mission, Namami Gange, Jal Shakti Abhiyan, Nation Water Mission.