LWC JOINS OTHER STAKEHOLDERS TO CELEBRATE 2017 WORLD WATER DAY
Global research has shown that 80% of fresh water being produced in all water facilities goes down the drain as wastewater – Engr. Muminu Badmus.
Lagos Water Corporation joined other water stakeholders to celebrate this year United Nations World Water Day. The event took place at the Excellence Hotel, Ogba on Wednesday 22nd March, 2017.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, Mr. Babatunde Hunpe who represented the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode said the State is committed to the provision of potable water and sustainable of healthy environment in Lagos State.
While speaking on the theme of the WWD- Wastewater, Mr. Hunpe said “as water energy demands and environmental needs grow, water recycling will play a greater role in our overall water supply, he enjoined everybody to work together to overcome obstacles, water recycling and help us to sustainably manage our vital water resources.
While delivering a speech titled: “Wastewater Reuse – A solution to Global Water Shortage” on behalf of the Managing Director/CEO, LWC, Engr. Muminu Adekunle Badmus, Dr. Mrs. Balogun, who was adjudged as the best time manager, for her time consciousness at the event said without significant global policy change, the world would only have 60% of the water needs by 2030.
She further stated that all hand must be on deck to ensure in-depth analysis, and proper management of wastewater reuse, as a solution to global water shortage. The AGM, Quality Assurance stated “we must collectively use a pragmatic approach to tackle the problem of global water shortage”.
Dr. Mrs. Balogun was optimistic that there is light at the end of the tunnel, because wastewater can satisfy most water demands, as long as it is adequately treated to ensure water quality appropriate for the use, she concluded.
Earlier in the week, the LWC, boss, Engr. Muminu Badmus featured in 96.1 FM (Traffic Radio) phone-In program, Side Mirror, enjoined everybody to conserve and use water wisely, as research has shown that there is water shortage globally.
He urged the general public to be patient with the Corporation especially during this transformation period, as we are doing everything possible to bring potable water to every home in Lagos State.
Anifowoshe O. R.
Reporting for LWC Public Affairs Division