Bangladesh govt. has taken an initiative to recharge ground water aquifers through Manage Aquifer Recharge (MAR), a globally acclaimed technique of preserving ground water resources. As the groundwater levels deplete due to mass urbanization and industrialization on major watersheds of Bangladesh, the government has formed a high level committee chaired by SDG Coordinator Abul Kalam Azad under the PMO. A Technical Advisory Committee has also been formed to formulate the MAR strategy and guidelines for industrial and urban water management, of which the BGMEA is a part of.
At a committee meeting held recently, BGMEA’s Senior Deputy Secretary of Environmental Sustainability represented the association. The BGMEA will help formulate the national strategy by constructing them on the principles of SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and SDG 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption).