Water Literacy: Water has been one of the most important part of the civilisation, not only in the present modern world, but also from time immemorial. In the resent times due to increase in Urban population & unscientific exploitation of fresh water resource, availability of potable water for human consumption is reducing and will be one of the biggest challenge of our society is going to face in future. Conservation of fresh water and harvesting rain water are the immediate measures for sustainable development.
Though we cannot undo the damage, certainly we can reverse the trend. Daksina Kannada district gets highest rain fall every year. But people face severe water shortage during summer. This is mainly because of lack of awareness on water resource management..
In this background JST has been working to educate people about the need of conservation and proper management of water and optimum use of rain water through encourage people to go for individual open wells, recharge bore wells & open wells from rain water, digging soak pits, plant saplings.”Namma mane namma bavi – Namma bavi namma neeru” under this concept JST is working to motivate people to take up water conservation works and have sustainable drinking water facility.