Who has joined the Water for Life Decade campaign in Asia and Oceania?


  • Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, Australia
    The Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's Water Supply Section organizes an Osmosis photography competition every year to raise awareness and to educate on issues of water conservation, collection and consumption and to promote positive action in the community to care for this most precious resource. Each year a different water related theme is selected and local photographers, poets and sometimes artists and songwriters are invited to submit creative and imaginative pieces that promote water as a life-giving resource and encourage awareness of water collection, consumption, conservation, recycling and reclamation. The Port Macquarie-Hastings Council joined the Water for Life Decade campaign by including the logo in the 2011 Edition of their Osmosis Photography Workshop.


  • Arroyo
    Arroyo is an initiative to enhance the awareness of water protection in the world especially among young people, students and children with the aid of Music for Rivers, water protection events and special projects. The objective is to demonstrate the importance of water and encourage action among the younger students and their parents at the early stages of awareness. Shreya Singh is leading this initiative from China in association with a Beijing based water protection NGO (THIRST) and local schools in China as well as Dalian American International School. This initiative has joined the “Water for Life” Decade’s campaign and the logo will be included in its website under the “Our Inspirations” section.

  • The Mother Well
    Aaron Lish, Artist-in-Residence at the Shangyuan Art Museum in Beijing, China, will hold an art exhibition, opening 2 May 2014, titled “The Mother Well”. An exhibition about water; it will include water self-portraits, as well as photographs of different bodies of water that explore the communication gaps in how images represent health in relation to water.


  • Water Cooperation through augmenting groundwater resources
    The Institute of Sustainable Development (ISD), India, has prioritized water, sanitation and climate change issues for its first decade of action. Most of its community initiatives fall under Water and Local Governance, Water and Livelihood, and Water and Health. As part of the International Year of Water Cooperation, ISD is promoting groundwater re-charging with the initiative "Water Cooperation through augmenting groundwater resources". This initiative has joined the Water for Life Decade’s campaign and the Decade’s logo will be used to promote it.

  • "Water: For Life" Annual Lecture Series, events, competitions, a panel discussion, an exhibition and a host of other activities for sensitizing the citizens on the significance of water.
    To commemorate the conclusion of International Decade for Action "Water for Life 2005-2015", Nehru Science Centre Mumbai (NSCM), India, an autonomous scientific institution working under the National Council of Science Museums, Ministry of Culture, Government of India with support from JSW Foundation, has organised an exhibition "Water for Life", which is supplemented with the JSW-NSCM Annual Lecture Series, lectures by leading subject experts, competitions, theatre, panel discussion, etc. Nehru Science Centre Mumbai has joined the Water for Life Decade's campaign and the Decade's logo is being used to promote its activities. The program with the events is available at http://www.nehrusciencecentre.gov.in/InternalPage.aspx?Antispam=XcXvDBCC1D2&AnnouncementsID=53&MyAntispam=mh7lqROkfuR



  • Indus Foundation for human development and Quaid College Network
    The Indus Foundation for Human Development is a civic society organization working in different fields of human development. It strives for improving the educational, health and cultural status of people by empowering them with training and research facilities. The Foundation also organizes capacity enhancement activities in the fields of teacher education, community development and mobilization, youth development and environmental studies. The Quaid College Network, under the auspices of the Indus Foundation for human development, initiated the initiatives Green Teacher Initiative-II and Save Water Youth Movement which included two self-funded capacity building programs under the framework of the Decade. They impart awareness and motivate school teachers and youth to make sustainable use of water resources and encourage others to practice the same, which involves in-house training sessions, field visits, motivational presentations and group work in different districts of Pakistan.
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