Prithvi Raj Singh elected to Board of Governors of World Water Council

Nov 18, 2015 12:51 IST

Prithvi Raj SinghPrithvi Raj Singh of Jal Bhagirathi Foundation was on 14 November 2015 elected to Board of Governors of World Water Council (WWC) for 2016-18.

The elections took place during the triennial 7th General Assembly of WWC Members in Marseille, France where over 250 persons from 40 countries were gathered.

Prithvi Raj was one among 35 members elected to the board representing the five Council colleges. He was elected in the Civil society organisations and water user associations (College 4) category.

Over the next three years, from 2016 to 2018, the Board will support President Benedito Braga in implementing the council’s strategy focussing on water security, adaptation, and sustainability.

World Water Council: It is an international multi-stakeholder platform to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions. It was established in 1996 and its headquarters is in Marseille, France.

About Jal Bhagirathi Foundation

• It was established as a trust in 2002 by eminent water conservationists Rajendra Singh and Prithvi Raj Singh in partnership with The House of Marwar.
• It provides an enabling environment in which the communities can access adequate drinking water for humans and animals by leveraging traditional knowledge and appropriate technology.
• It operates from Bijolai in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
• In April 2015, it was conferred with the World Water Council’s Daegu Gyeongbuk Prize in South Korea.

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