A recent tweet from actor Lisa Ray read – ‘Whose Water is it anyhow?’ asks Shekhar. Equal access to #Water is a fundamental human right which is under threat.
The above question, which is on every educated mind, was one of the many that were asked at the Water summit organized by BASF India in Mumbai, India on January 18, 2015.
The summit was attended by eminent filmmaker Shekar Kapoor and actress Lisa Ray.
Shekar Kapoor and Lisa Ray raise awareness for water conservation during the Water summit
Lisa spoke to the media, highlighting her concern over the issue. Says Lisa, water is one of the most important issue, if people don’t have access to water, they will die and wars will be fought over water. She requested everyone to do their best to conserve water.
Echoing the minds of many, Lisa rightly pointed out that she is supporting the cause because she is a human being. Every human being has a fundamental right to water, it is a necessity for survival yet there is this huge universal crisis over water. Clean and pure water supply is a must; India in particular, needs a good distribution network so that everyone gets enough water.
Lisa Ray raises awareness for water conservation during the Water summit
Lisa took the oath do her part to conserve water. She also urged the Indian Government to have a more transparent, straightforward and even water distribution network in the country and to break the water mafia.
Further highlighting the issue, Shekar Kapoor spoke on the issue of urban planning to the media. The world is fast getting urbanized and India, though projected as a rural population, will soon have almost 60% percent of its population in the urban area. But the delivery of water is one of the biggest problems; even today it is not structured. Everybody wants water but the distribution network is not structured enough to provide them with water.
Lisa Ray 2015 for water conservation during the Water summit
The forum held discussions on crucial issues like urban planning inorder to conserve water even for future generations and solutions were sought to improve the supply of water.
Lisa Ray 2015
Shekar Kapoor 2015