CIVIC HERO SERIES WATER WARRIORS
CONTENTS
Civic Hero series water warriors ......................................................................................................................... 1
Introduction ....................................................................................................................................................... 1
Expected Outcomes ........................................................................................................................................ 1
Note to Teacher ............................................................................................................................................... 1
Story 1 -Teacher’s Water Conservation Efforts Were Lauded by the PM in Mann Ki Baat ......................... 2
Story 2 Rain Man : Man who never paid for water ........................................................................................ 2
Follow up discussion points ............................................................................................................................ 3
Reflection Sheet I am Water warrior .............................................................................................................. 4
INTRODUCTION
In India, groundwater provides 80% of India’s drinking water and nearly two-thirds of irrigation needs. While
rainfall is considered to be one of the primary sources of fresh water, it is not conserved in an appropriate
manner leading to scarcity of water across the country. Studies show that the water situation could be different
if rainwater is harvested appropriately.
The increasing decline in the level of groundwater, in many parts of the country, is leading to a lot of
unsustainabilities. It has been observed that in some parts of the country the water levels are declining by over
one meter each year. Additionally, the lack of proper wastewater treatment from industrial, mining, and
domestic sources is resulting in increased contamination of groundwater, leading to potential threats to humans
as well as the ecosystems.
In such a critical condition, should we wait for "SOMEONE" to save our future or should we become that
'SOMEONE,' is up to us? This month Desh Apnayen inspires our ACTIZENs through stories of two unsung heroes
who took corrective steps to solve this severe problem and inspired many.
EXPECTED OUTCOMES
Students will:
1. Know and recognise the need and importance of water conservation
2. Be motivated to think and realise the importance of their contribution to solve the issue
3. Be inspired to take small steps towards despite waiting for someone else to save future
NOTE TO TEACHER
1. Read the stories in advance
2. Explain students about the message and importance of the topic
3. Explain stories in your own words and conduct a short discussion to assess the learnings and aspirations
of students