Topic: Importance of water conservation in the current scenario
Speaker: Mr. Arun Krishnamurthy
Date: 11th February 2021, Thursday
Time: 4:00 PM
Platform: Google Meet
About the speaker: Mr. Arun Krishnamurthy completed his bachelors in microbiology in 2008 from Madras Christian College, Chennai and worked at Google, Hyderabad for over three years. Mr. Arun then went on to study at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi, and later at the UNESCO IHE, Delft. Meanwhile, he had joined Goodall's Roots & Shoots in India in 2008, an organization that helps young people resolve problems within the communities. With this experience, he went on to find his own, not-for-profit NGO, the Environmental Foundation of India, or the E.F.I., which was officially registered in 2011.
The E.F.I. is known for its work in cleaning and scientific restoration of lakes in India for biodiversity and has restored at least 117 water bodies across Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat and Pondicheery as of 2020. Besides restoration, E.F.I. also produces environmental documentaries, many of which are directed by Mr. Arun himself. Mr. Arun also founded and owns the Krish Info Media, or K.I.M., a market research firm specializing in political research, election predictions and field survey.
For his outstanding efforts towards the ecological restoration, he has received several awards, which include, but are not limited to, Rolex Awards for Enterprise, British Council International Climate Champion Excellence Award, Google Alumni Impact Award, Jane Goodall Youth Leadership Award and Puthiya Thalaimurai Tamilan Award. He was also recently recognized by CNN as one among a "selection of green champions who could inspire you to follow their path."
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