Sunday, July 15, 2012

Save the Moyur Campaign: Save Moyur for Water Security in Khulna

A big rally show has been conducted in Khulna city focusing on ‘Save the Moyur for Water Security in Khulna’. This rally was organized by the Environmental Science Discipline of Khulna University with support from the IWFM and ILS. The rally  started from Khulna University campus and ended at the Khulna city. A total of 200 participants, mostly Khulna University students and faculty took part in the rally organized on June 25, 2012. Several daily news papers covered this rally in their news papers. 

Showdown of the participants before the rally
Rally started from the KU campus

The Moyur is the only freshwater river in Khulna. However, this river has been dying due to illegal encroachments and pollution discharges. The Moyur can be a potential source of freshwater in Khulna. Thus, BUET Team started to work to save the river through  action research inputs since 2010. This rally was a part of  awareness building activities of ‘Save the Moyur Campaign’. the team believes that a larger stakeholders’ platform may save the river for  future water security in urban and peri-urban Khulna.   

Dr. Hamidul Huq of ILS  showing a poster, ‘Secure Water for Future Generation’

 ‘Save the Moyur Campaign’ in Khulna city

Tree plantation
On the occasion of the ‘World Environment Day 2012’, a tree plantation program was also arranged by the ESD of KU with financial support from the peri-urban project. A total of 20 local species of trees were planted in the KU campus. Honorable pro-vice Chancellor of Khulna University  attended this program. the faculty was present for plating the trees. Professor Dr. Salma Begum  palnted the first tree.

 Honorable Pro-vice Chancellor is planting a tree at KU campus. 

Professor Dr. Salma Begum of ESD  planting a tree at KU campus.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting blog indeed. All the best for the people behind the campaign. I hope the camgaign picks up as we go alead.