SDG 6 - CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

The University carefully monitors progress towards SDG 6 - Clean Water & Sanitation to successfully achieve credible and timely data through its research activities. This provides several social, economic, and environmental benefits in both public and private sectors, such as stronger political accountability and commitment, as well as public and private investments. It also enables evidence-based policymaking, regulations, planning and investments at all levels, to ensure the most effective deployment of resources.

600+

Gallon Water

50+

water cooler around campus

SDG 2 Policies

Version: ILMA/PM/20-22/ADMN/X72
Policy Created: Jan 21, 2014
Policy Reviewed: April 11, 2020

Aim
The goal of this policy is to guarantee that the institution runs in a sustainable way by reducing water usage while also being environmentally conscious. This policy helps the institution fulfil its obligations and goals in terms of water consumption. This policy provides a framework for the institution to develop water management solutions.

Scope of Policy
This policy encompass all water consumption related activities within the campus. This policy also recognize university’s responsibility to contribute to the local and regional sustainability by spreading awareness related to water conservation.

Policy Statement
Water Conservation • Implement water-saving strategies and procedures to reduce water use.
• Water use must be continuously monitored to find out any possibility of reduction in consumption.
• Ensure that all students, faculty and staff are aware and follow the policies to reduce water consumption.
• Encourage research and innovation related to water conservation.
• Regular maintenance of Water pipeline must be performed.
• Conduct off campus water conservation awareness programs and workshops to educate the community.
• Collaborate with KWSB (Karachi Water & Sewerage Board) & Cantonment board and other relevant authority in their water conservation initiatives to foster the sustainability of society.
• Plan Incorporate water-conserving fixtures, processes and equipment in new renovations and buildings.
• Follow standards and policies of water conservation provided by SBCA (Sindh Building Control Authority), KWSB, National Water Policy, SEPA(Sindh Environmental Protection Agency) and National Conservation Strategy of Pakistan
• Keep tracking and measuring the consumption of water within campus.
• Drought intolerant plants must be planted in the garden areas of the campus.
• Water conservation related guideline must be placed near every water outlets.

Water Systems, Treatment and Reuse
• Install separated pipe lines for sewerage, rainwater and main water line. Lines must be separated with standard distance properly so that there is no chance of water getting contaminated.
• Pvc pipes must be used to avoid any corrosion and bacterial inflow into the water lines.
• Water treatment plants and equipment must be in place to treat the wastewater of the campus.
• Recycled water must be used to water the plants and irrigation within and around the campus. Also Consider off- campus supply of recycled water, whenever possible.

Drinking Water
• Filtration plants must be in place to ensure the availability of clean drinking water for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
• Cool water dispensers must be installed at every floor of the campus.

Definition
Water Conservation is the practice of using water efficiently to reduce unnecessary water usage.

Projects and Events

Water shortage is one of the critical issues Pakistan is facing. Moreover, the situation of melting glaciers due to Climate change is also threatening and leading the country towards further shortage of water. Ilma University is playing its role in contributing to the water conservation initiatives by educating the community to reduce the consumption. Ilma University had already conducted various on-campus and off-campus educational workshops but this campaign was launched to spread the awareness in underprivileged areas. For this campaign, 3 teams of 6 students each led by 2 faculty members went into the underprivileged areas of Karachi to educate them about water crisis, its impact on society and steps that can be taken to conserve water. Teams visited mosques and parks of these areas to spread the awareness among the community members. Members visited the selected spots once a week for a month. They communicated to the people in mosques and parks to educate them about the water scarcity and measure that can be taken at individual level to conserve the water and distributed the fliers made in Urdu language.

One more thing for which RCKS and AFMF had interest was the water solutions for the people who were deprived of easy access of drinking water. The team had installed several hand pumps in the interior Sindh region where water access was issue for remote villages.

Further, the team was installing hand pumps, small and big, in the Tharparkar and Umerkot districts of Sind which faced challenges in access to clean drinking water. They have made available 10 pumps in this region till date and continue to install new hand pumps regularly