National Jal Symposium

Jal Symposium is a national event started by the Center for Water, Rishihood University where thought-leaders, practitioners, social entrepreneurs, government leaders, and more are proposed to be brought together.

Under the guidance of our Founding Chancellor Shri Suresh Prabhu, Rishihood University is taking strategic initiatives on water to work on each and every challenge related to water and water resources. In a collaborative approach, we are working with, and proposed to work with, all organizations working on these issues and the public-at-large.

The Symposium commenced on the evening of 26th August 2021 with a thought-provoking address by Shri Suresh Prabhu ji. He reiterated the importance of water, water education and “water concern”. After very well conceived deliberation on 27th and 28th August, the Symposium ended with a meaningful visit to the Yamuna river and a concluding session on the noon of 29th August. 

Over 40 participants, from across the country joined the Symposium, who have been working towards various aspect of the water sector. Working together as a national water education alliance , with each and every government, and each and every segment of society, the Symposium resolved to open wonderful career, entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership opportunities for thousands students pan nation , dedicated to make career in the water sector. 


Water is one of the most important issues of our times. To create future innovators and problem-solvers, we are launching Jal Rakshak, a platform to bring the nation together on this issue.

The Jal Symposium has enabled us to collaborate with a good number of organizations that will support the youth from Rishihood in field work and funds. Our goal is to train ‘water entrepreneurs’ in every district. These entrepreneurs will be mentored and facilitated to establish self-financed initiatives in water and environment.

As an important outcome of this symposium, the ‘Jal Rakshak’ fellowship was launched. Through Jal Rakshak, we shall train youth volunteers and entrepreneurs across the country. The inaugural batch will train 750 jal rakshaks, one in each district. The jal rakshaks will work with social organizations, district government, spiritual leaders, and the people in their respective districts and will become water entrepreneurs, ready to lead the citizens.

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