Kolkata, March 22: US Consul General Craig Hall on Tuesday, March 22 called for effective water diplomacy to save lives and ensure sustainable development.
"We know that effective water diplomacy and development aid can save millions of lives and help the countries develop sustainability and peacefully. Two of the world's greatest river basins - the Ganges and the Brahmaputra capture water from east and northeast India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and China,"
Hall said at a programme here to mark World Water Day.
Working together across national and state boundaries to manage water use is critical to regional development, he added.
A day-long awareness session was held at the American Centre here on issues related to water. Ron Meyer's documentary film 'When the water tap runs dry' and United Nations documentary 'One Water' were screened and interactions of school students with sustainability experts were held.