Bheekampura (Alwar – Rajasthan): Following the completion of the first leg of the world travel by Stockholm Water Prize winning conservationist Dr.Rajendra Singh, popularly known as the Waterman of India, water experts, activists and environmentalists have gathered in this village from where work had started about three decades ago that revived five rivers in Rajasthan, to participate in a three-day ‘Water Deliberation 2020’ from today. The experts will analyse the impact of displacement and migration of people due to water scarcity and the possibility of a Third World War resulting from the scarcity of water.
“Dialogues will also be conducted on the crisis of global climate change and India’s role in finding appropriate solutions,” Dr. Singh told globalbihari.com. The event has been organised by Tarun Bharat Sangh, a non-governmental organisation which is working “for restoring life and hope to barren land of Rajasthan”.
It may be recalled that Dr. Singh had embarked on a worldwide journey of ‘Water Literacy based on the principles of ethics and justice’ on April 17, 2015 from Gyeongju, South Korea. Spread across all the continents, the journey covered 20 countries each in Africa, Asia, and Europe along with many states in America, New Zealand, and Australia. Dr. Singh traveled through all these countries to understand their region-specific issues and facilitated training programs. Water-Walks were organised in different regions to understand their rivers and water-related issues and to provide solutions to deal with the water crisis.
During Dr. Singh’s visit to these countries, study groups were set up in Africa, Asia, and Europe that are currently working for creating pressure on their governments to prevent displacement and take adequate measures for rehabilitation of the already displaced.
While already a book, Water for Peace has been published based on his ‘water peace march’, Singh said another book is being compiled beased on the the experiences of the worldwide water literacy campaign that will be soon published,
Maulik Sisodia, Executive Director of Tarun Bharat Sangh said that due to Covid19, only 50 experts were invited for the Water Deliberation 2020.
– globalbihari bureau