Ground water use, option to sustainable water supply
Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Water Day with the theme "Ground Water - Making the Invisible Visible."
MALAWI: Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust, in collaboration with the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi, joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Water Day with the theme "Ground Water - Making the Invisible Visible."
In an interview, MMCT Environmental Communications Officer Kondwani Chamwala stated that water is an undeniable part of human, animal, and plant life, highlighting the importance of working together to manage groundwater in the most sustainable way possible.
“Most of the freshwater originates from streams especially present in biosphere reserves such as Mount Mulanje. As the world is experiencing a challenging period, where climate issues are at stake, it is important to ensure that duty bearer's in environmental conservation take a leading role in the conservation of groundwater,” said Chamwala.
Lester Nanjala, Environmental Education Coordinator for Wildlife Environmental Society of Malawi in Mulanje, commented that his organization is on the move, championing environmental education, natural resource management, conservation, and research, which includes educating communities on the importance of conserving groundwater and other water reserves for long-term use and management.
Meanwhile, Mulanje is one of the districts supplying groundwater from Mulanje Mountain rivers as part of a government project to provide communities with potable water via water pipes and boreholes at no cost.