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Monday, March 20, 2023

A week-long awareness campaign on the eve of World Water Day 2023


Department of Environmental Sciences, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan with the financial support from WaterAid Pakistan has started a week-long awareness campaign in Schools and Colleges in District Mardan to commemorate and contribute the global movement for accelerating changes to achieve SDG 6 – clean water and sanitation for all.  The awareness campaign will continue till March 20, followed by a seminar on March 21, 2023. AWKUM teams conducting comprehensive awareness sessions covering the role of students in awareness raising around the theme; like, clean drinking water, adequate sanitation facilities and hygienic behavior in approving the overall health and hygiene conditions of the society. Overwhelmingly responses were received from the students and they took keen interest to interlink the poor WASH services with poor health and adequate WASH services with improved health and hygiene conditions’ conceptual model. WaterAid Pakistan and the Department of Environmental Sciences will continue to play their due roles in accelerating awareness among different stakeholders to put on track the SDG 6:  clean water and sanitation for all.