• Thursday, December 18, 2014

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World Water Day 2014

'We have set up a target to reduce dependency on ground water by 70 percent'

Published Date: March 22, 2014
'We have set up a target to reduce dependency on ground water by 70 percent'

On the occasion of World Water Day 2014 Helemul Alam of The Daily Star talked to Taqsem A Khan, managing director of Wasa about various issues pertaining to water policy, its quality, availability etc. The excerpts are given below. With the challenges of providing safe water to all and reducing dependency on ground water...

Published Date: March 22, 2014
“Access to safe potable water has not been termed as human rights in the Bangladesh Water Act 2013”

“Access to safe potable water has not been termed as human rights in the Bangladesh Water Act 2013”

The interview was taken online by Shahnoor Wahid Please tell us about the fate of the proposed Water Act. Is it moving in any direction? Bangladesh Water Act 2013 has been enacted in the parliament in May 2013.  The Executive Committee of the Water Resource Council was formed in October and the National Council was...

Published Date: March 22, 2014
Thoughts on World Water Day 2014

Thoughts on World Water Day 2014

I was trying to think about this topic and asked myself what would be the key words that might come into my mind when I talk about the World Water Day. It doesn't need to be something with this year's theme, but should be something that tantalizes my mind with inquisitiveness. The first word...

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