WSDS 2022 Curtain Raiser Event

Date: 4th June, 2021
Time: 11:00am- 12:30pm (IST)


The humanitarian crisis unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the devastation caused by Cyclone Tauktae and Cyclone Yaas reveal socio-economic vulnerabilities as well as highlight the need for planetary resilience. The curtain raiser event to WSDS 2022 will be held on June 4, 2021 to commemorate the World Environment Day and bring together perspectives on the theme of ‘Sustainable, Equitable and Resilient Water Use’.


The objectives of the curtain raiser event are:
  • Bring out perspectives on the issue of water use from the perspective of resilience, equity and sustainability.
  • Public sensitization on World Environment Day on the need to conserve water and preserve water-based ecosystems.


Mr. Prakash Javadekar


Dr Vibha Dhawan

Director General
The Energy and Resources Institute

Mr. Vikram Chandra

Founder, Editorji Technologies

Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque

Representative, UNICEF India

Ms. Amla Ruia

Water Activist, Aakar Charitable Trust

Mr. Ayyappa Masagi

Water Warrior and Social Entrepreneur

Ms. Bahar Dutt

Environment Journalist

Ms. Nafisa Barot

Founder & former Executive Director, Utthan

Dr S K Sarkar

Distinguished Fellow and Senior Director at TERI

Mr. Manjeev Puri

Honorary Distinguished Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute

Dr Shresth Tayal

Senior Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute

Mr. Bharat Lal

Additional Secretary and Mission Director
Jal Jeevan Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti

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