Jyoti Sharma, President FORCE posted this in Events, Jal Rakshak on June 2nd, 2009

To celebrate World Environment Day, Forum For Organized Resource Conservation and Enhancement (FORCE) – an NGO dedicated to the cause of Water Conservation- is organizing a One day workshop on June 6, 2009 from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. at Institute of Social Sciences, 8, Nelson Mandela Marg. The workshop is titled:



The Workshop is being supported by Coca-Cola India. The agenda of this interactive workshop will be

1) Knowledge sharing with experts and Community leaders on Rainwater Harvesting Experiences

2) Capacity Building for Rainwater harvesting maintenance and ensuring its sustainability

And, perhaps most important,

3) Creating a JAL RAKSHAK FORUM which will act as a nucleus group to broad base adoption of Water Wise behaviours, practices and implementation of innovative water conservation solutions in their areas. This Forum will organize mass awareness activities, cultural programs and interaction with government bodies for water conservation. We hope that it will become a pressure group for mass adoption of Water Wise behaviours by all stakeholders and for policy change in the government.

A Directory of ‘JAL RAKSHAKS’ who participate in this workshop – printed and electronic – will be compiled and presented to the Chief Minister, and relevant administrative bodies and to all JAL RAKSHAKs. This directory will be a ready reference for government and citizens for taking advice on water related issues.

As a Community Leader, who has already done Rainwater Harvesting in his / her area, you have already proven that you are a JAL RAKSHAK. Let’s all, join hands to form a unified forum and be the fountainhead of a Water Conservation movement.

I request you to join us for this interactive workshop so that we can learn more from each other and jointly decide on the way forward for the JAL RAKSHAK FORUM.


9.30- 10.00 a.m. Registration
10.00 – 10.30 a.m. Inauguration with Kalash Ceremony and Welcome of Chief Guest, Special Invitees
10.30 – 11.15 a.m. Presentations by experts on various aspects of Rainwater Harvesting
11.15 – 11.45 a.m. Magic Show on Water
11.45 a.m. – 12 noon Tea
12.00 – 12.45 p.m Training on Maintenance and precautions for RWH with Case studies
12.45 p.m. – 2 p.m. Experience Sharing and round table discussion with community leaders
Discussion with Community Leaders on building Sustainability into Maintenance of RWH
Summarising of learnings and conclusions. RWH protocol
2.00 – 2.45 p.m Lunch
2.45 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. Introducing the concept of the JAL RAKSHAK FORUM
3.00 p.m. – 3.45 p.m. Defining the Caring for Water – Rainwater Harvesting, Protection of Water Bodies, the 5 ‘R’s of water
3.45 – 4.00 p.m. Tea
4.00 – 5.10 p.m. Creation of a ‘Delhi Jal Rakshak Forum’ – Charting the Agenda, Selection of Core Co-ordination Committee and Action Plan for The Way Forward
Enrolment and Presentation of JAL RAKSHAK badges
5.10 – 5.30 p.m Summing up, valedictory and Vote of Thanks