Water is a scarce natural resource, even though 71% of land is covered by water. Only about 2.5% of the total water available on earth is fresh water and can be used for human consumption. Water scarcity is increasingly being felt in most nations, including highly developed countries. As the demand for water increases rapidly, the supply of fresh potable water is decreasing. Rapidly growing human population, changing climates, erratic rainfall and frequent droughts are contributing to the above. This is now becoming a serious global threat.
The Centre for Education and Research in Geosciences (CERG), Pune, under its Geoscience for All initiative is organizing its first international film festival - JAL KATHA 2019 - (Stories of Water) in March 2019 on the theme of Water.
The objective of the film festival is to raise awareness of the importance of Water and the common man’s role in protecting and avoiding wastage of this natural resource.
Entries are now invited for the festival. For details visit - https://cerg.org.in/jalkatha-2019