The Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council in collaboration with Yoga in Daily Life USA and the International Day of Yoga Committee at the United Nations is hosting an on-line summit as part of the U.N. Water Conference 2023 and in honor of the United Nations decade dedicated to water.
Date: March 23, 2023
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT (3:00-4:45 pm UTC)
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Fresh water is essential for health, as well as for sustainable economic development, agriculture, food security, and ecosystem support for biodiversity. Yet sadly, it is estimated that by 2030, global demand for water will exceed supply. Shortage of water gravely endangers the health of the environment, humans, and all life on our planet. To address this impending threat within global climate change, the need for adaptation strategies, mitigation policies and innovative and sustainable water management solutions is paramount.
The Rainwater Harvesting Initiative launched by the International Sri Deep Madhavananda Fellowship offers a beacon of light. The Initiative provides a proven, sustainable, community-based solution to problems of water scarcity in desert and semi-arid regions. This grassroots project, inspired by Vishwaguruji Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, Founder of Yoga in Daily Life and the Om Vishwa Deep Gurukul Swami Maheshwarananda Ashram Education & Research Centre, has already transformed desert in Rajasthan, India into a green oasis. The Initiative increases groundwater levels, provides surrounding rural communities with access to fresh water, and restores biodiversity within its ecosystem.
The on-line summit on the Rainwater Harvesting Initiative will feature a keynote address by His Holiness Vishwaguruji Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, who will speak about the wisdom and spiritual traditions of water use according to the ancient Indian science of yoga and Vedic culture. Distinguished speakers will tell the story of the Rainwater Harvesting Initiative, and speak about pathways toward a paradigm shift in human regard for water that reflects our shared responsibility to protect and preserve oceans and waterways for the welfare of all living beings.
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Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council (SMWPC)
Non-governmental and non-profit humanitarian organisation in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).
The Association's activities are aimed to serve humankind by fostering world peace; tolerance, understanding, respect and freedom among religions, cultures and nations; cultural exchange; dialogue between denominations and nationalities; ethics education and healthy lifestyle; humanitarian aid, protection of the environment and all creatures.
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