Target: Rajendra Singh, Campaigner
Goal: Applaud a Stockhold Water Prize winner for working to increase fresh water access for thousands of Indians.
A man in India was recently acknowledged for his work in implementing inexpensive and practical water sustainability techniques to increase fresh water access for thousands of people in India. Rajendra Singh, who is an Indian campaigner, was given the “Nobel Prize for Water” and was named “the Water Man of India.”
Although Singh started off as a medic, he focused his efforts on issues with drinking water instead of health care after he was told that drinking water is the greatest need in rural areas of India. Many areas of rural India are lacking in fresh water sources due to excessive farming and increased erosion of water banks.
To combat the problem of lack of fresh water in India, Singh utilizes a modern version of an ancient Indian technique for collecting rainwater. His method is relatively inexpensive and simple, which makes it easy for it to be adopted in other areas throughout the world. The method involves building low-level banks of earth in the wet season to help hold back flowing water, which also allows water to seep into the ground.
The judges of the Water Prize say that Singh’s water harvesting methods helped prevent floods, restore river areas, and brought back some wildlife that were affected by droughts in the past. Singh’s work is influencing numerous others to implement the techniques in their own regions to combat issues with fresh water access.
Please sign the petition below to applaud the efforts of Rajendra Singh in implementing fresh water harvesting techniques to aid people in need of fresh water. Singh not only helped the suffering villagers in rural areas of India, but also serves as a great inspiration to others throughout the world.
Dear Rajendra Singh,
Access to fresh sources of water is not, unfortunately, a reality for all individuals in the world. Millions of people struggle to get basic necessities, such as fresh drinking water, on a daily basis. Your work with educating the public on simple and cost-effective techniques for harvesting water is truly sensational, as it is positively affecting so many people. Thanks to you, over a thousand villagers in India have access to fresh drinking water. Your “Nobel Prize for Water” award is definitely well-deserved.
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication in educating others and increasing the livelihoods of those in need of fresh water. Please continue with your water campaign. I look forward to hearing more positive changes that result from your work.
[Your Name Here]
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