UNICEF has signed a Letter of Agreement (LoU) with the water resources department on strengthening communication and policy initiatives of the department.
This endeavour aims at engaging with the community on management, prudent water use, equity in water distribution, women as principal stakeholders in water governance, participatory irrigation management etc.
The climate change has forced all to rethink the way water is managed and that it is the responsibility of all the stakeholders to work towards realizing key Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) affordable drinking water, Anu Garg, Principal Secretary, Water Resources department said on the occasion.
“UNICEF is committed to bringing positive changes to the lives of women and children and these changes cannot be achieved without addressing the water-related issues. Through this partnership UNICEF is committed to develop high impact communication materials and water policy that will help ensure change in the behaviour of children and women on sustainable water use and conservation”, Chief Field Office, UNICEF Monika Nielsen said.
Among others, senior officials of the water resources department besides the Information and Public Relation Department attended the programme.