Supporting Aquatic Ecosystems Through Action
Conservation and sustainable utilisation of the oceans (events) Support or organise events aimed to promote the conservation and sustainable utilisation of the oceans, seas, lakes, rivers and marine resources.
Plate 14.3.1 (a) Beach cleaning and Community Outreach program on the occasion of World Ocean day
Plate 14.3.1 (b) World Water Day is observed in Sri Sri University involving NGOs
The purpose of World Ocean Day and World Water Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, River and other water resources, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s water resources.
- Sri Sri Centre for Advance Research in Water Resources and Environmental Management (SSCARWREM) organised the webinar on the occasion of World Water Day.
- Sri Sri Centre for Advance Research in Water Resources and Environmental Management (SSCARWREM), Sri Sri University and National Service Scheme celebrated World Ocean Day.
- A beach cleaning drive on Pir Jahaniya beach, Ashtaranga, Konark, Odisha was organized and more than 5000 kg of plastic waste was collected and handed over to the local authority.
- 50 Students and Staff contributed to the drive along with other volunteers from the other organizations. An Awareness session was also organized for the local community to make them aware of ocean plastic pollution.
Sri Sri University encourages students to participate in educational programs, activities, and outreach programs for sustainable use, and conservation of water. Every event has maximum participation and notable contribution to water conservation in local, nearby areas.
Local communities, visitors, and tourists benefitted from these beach cleaning and outreach programs. Involving the local stakeholders in every activity amplified the impact of the program. These reoccurring activities benefitted the students, and other communities to create harmony with nature and aquatic ecosystems.
Activities involved local NGOs which resulted in more participation from the student volunteers of other colleges and from other communities.