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MoU signed to set up water solutions centre for NE

MoU signed to set up water solutions centre for NE

NLA Deputy Speaker Sharingain Longkumer speaking at the conference and the other resource person speaking at the grand ball room, Hotel Sheraton. 


BENGALURU, SEPTEMBER 26 (MExN): A forum on IHR Parliamentarians and Legislators committee has been set up and MoU on setting up of Water Solutions Centre for the North East Indian states was signed during the Water Future Conference: Towards a Sustainable Water Future held at IISc and Grand-Ball Room Hotel Sheraton, Bengaluru.

It was organized by Integrated Mountain Initiative (IMI) and supported by Divecha Centre for Climate Change at the Indian Institute of Science and Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme (IHCAP). 

The MoU was signed at a special session on Water Solutions for the 21st century in the Indian Himalayan Region on the sideline of the conference with the initiative of Integrated Mountain Initiative (IMI) Secretariat. 

Participants from Nagaland at the conference include Deputy Speaker Sharingain Longkumar, NLA and Mmhonlumo Kikon, Advisor; and Alemtemshi Jamir, IAS, representative of IMI. The state officials from the departments of Soil & Water conservation and Geology & Mining also attended the same, a press statement issued by K. Khekiho Shohe, OSD, State Land Use Board, Government of Nagaland informed. 

This international conference addresses the current state of global water resource challenges, future pathways and scenarios, and different technological, institutional solutions to accelerate the implementation of water related Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs) and the 2030 Agendas targets, the press statement read. 

The high level roundtable conference was attended by MPs, MLAs and representatives from Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and members of IMI, World Bank, Divecha Centre for Climate Change, United Nations University (UNU) and officials from national and international institutes of excellence including Fu-ture Earth and Global Water Futures.

The members raised several critical areas of concern with regard to water source, water quality, management, increasing water scarcity and rapid decline in freshwater biodiversity. Two critical areas of melting of glaciers and reviving springs were discussed at length as is the impact of tourism sector in increasing water stress in the region.

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