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Stockholm World Water Week 2022

Stockholm World Water Week 2022- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges
    • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

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Stockholm World Water Week 2022 in News

  • Recently, National Mission for Clean Ganga organized a virtual session on the first day of the Stockholm World Water Week 2022 (August 24-September 01).
  • Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga gave a keynote speech on ‘Arth Ganga: Model for Economic River-People Connect for Sustainable River Rejuvenation using Economic Bridge’.


Stockholm World Water Week 2022

  • About: The World Water Week is an annual event organized by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to address the global water issues and related concerns of international development.
    • World Water Week is the leading conference on global water issues, held every year since 1991.
  • Participation: The Stockholm World Water Week attracts a diverse mix of participants from many professional backgrounds and every corner of the world.
  • Stockholm World Water Week 2022 Theme: theme of the Stockholm World Water Week 2022 is “Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water”.
  • Key Objectives:
    • High-quality content, and inclusive, solution-driven collaboration at its core.
    • Changing the way people engage with and value water through awareness-raising, education, and transformative action.
    • Integrating and interacting with actors beyond the water community.
    • Mirroring SIWI’s core values of integrity, passion, inclusiveness, and quality.



What is Arth Ganga Model?

  • Background: PM Modi first introduced the concept during the first National Ganga Council meeting in Kanpur in 2019.
    • He urged for a shift from Namami Gange, the Union Government’s flagship project to clean the Ganga, to the model of Arth Ganga.
    • The latter focuses on the sustainable development of the Ganga and its surrounding areas, by focusing on economic activities related to the river.
  • About: At its core, the Arth Ganga model seeks to use economics to bridge people with the river.
    • Arth Ganga model strives to contribute at least 3% of the GDP from the Ganga Basin itself.
  • Significance: The Arth Ganga project’s interventions are in accordance with India’s commitments towards the UN sustainable development goals.



Key Features of Arth Ganga Model

Under Arth Ganga, the government is working on the following six verticals.

  • Zero Budget Natural Farming that includes chemical-free farming for 10 kms on either side of the river, generating “more income, per drop”, ‘Gobar Dhan’ for farmers.
  • Monetization and Reuse of Sludge &Wastewater that envisages reuse of treated water for irrigation; industrial purposes and revenue generation for ULBs.
  • Livelihood Opportunities Generation such as ‘Ghat Mein Haat’, promotion of local products, Ayurveda, medicinal plants, capacity building of volunteers like Ganga Praharis.
  • Public Participation to ensure increased synergies between stakeholders.
  • Cultural Heritage &Tourism that looks to introduce boat tourism through community jettis, promotion of yoga, adventure tourism etc. and Ganga Artis.
  • Institutional Building by enhancing the local capacities for better decentralized water governance.

Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2022 | Water Convention 2022

Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2022 | Water Convention 2022

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