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My experience through Digital mapping and My story

My experience through Digital mapping and My story

By Priya verma

Digital map is a powerful digital tool for raising awareness and encouraging action. Voices of Youth maps is a UNICEF initiative, which promotes the use of digital mapping to empower young people.. Selected youth mapper has to share with the world specific environmental challenges and actions in their community by uploading pictures and geo-location reports to a special UNICEF global digital map focusing on climate change and the environment. In December 2015, during the 21st edition of the Conference of Parties on Climate Change, over 196 countries will gather in Paris to sign an agreement with a new plan to address the Climate crisis.

As a youth, I have been selected by the UNICEF as a digital mapper to furnish report on climate change and environmental issues in June 2015. I have submitted my campaign report in the climate Map of India with the appeal for the Conservation and preservation of precious water in the world and save trees campaign to protect life, environment and earth because it is a global problem and suggested ways to save water and environment. I have brought out the importance of trees and forests in the map and advocated to grow more trees to preserve environment.

A small description of my project was mentioned in the digital map. I want to elaborate my project/ work through this article. My pioneer work is on conservation and preservation of precious water in the world. Water is the Elixir of Life. Underground water is one of the key earth resources. Unfortunately, this resource has been depleting at an alarming rate. Considering the gravity of the situation, I have developed eco-friendly innovative useful technologies of rainwater harvesting to increase the underground water resources in India, which is useful to the entire world. The techniques highlighted in my project “Increasing Underground Water Resources”, have been recognized by the Government of India, UNEP and other organizations worldwide. Some of the eco-friendly techniques are Funnel System, Polythene cover System, Less Water for Plants-Growing plants in sand, gravel, liquid without adding soil, Pits/ recharge well system, etc. These techniques/ ideas are universally applicable, globally novel, cost effective, eco-friendly, and utilitarian. I am working on the project since 2006 and highlighted the devastating impact of the decreasing level of the underground water level and succeeded in bringing this burning issue to the public notice and received worldwide appreciations and awards. My efforts has improved the water CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION in Indian states and the world. My technological innovation has been recognised by Govt. of India and worldwide, accepted by the United Nation Environmental Programme UNEP (Volvo adventure) and was Displayed in the International Project Gallery 2007 at Goteburg, Sweden. Many countries like. Kenya and Singapore Environment Council, Singapore, UK, Canada, USA and Australia has also appreciated and adopted my innovative project for the conservation and preservation of precious water. The project has been posted in the websites of, campaign central UK, travel2change, , , , teens planet , among others. This project is also posted in the GYSD Map 2015 and creating awareness to save water through digital mapping.

I am also involved in the projects/ campaigns like Environment every body responsibility, Generate energy, preserving soil, Generate energy from waste, save trees, save water and GYSD projects and many more.

Digital media has brought revolution in our lives. Internet, computers and mobile technology and social media has changed our life. I am the Founder of non- profit CYWE network working for the cause of child, youth, women, environment and global issues and working for the betterment of the world this is a online project. My website is working for the conservation of natural resources and bringing awareness among people. The mission of the cywe network and quote is “Inspiring youths to create change". The mission of my site is to engage young people as active citizens who improve the environment and protection of natural resources in their communities. My organization works to educate people about many environmental issues, Global issues, MGD goals and development issues around the world. Thousand of people has benefited from my project. People have liked my work/website and ranked it as most popular website. I am creating awareness in the world since 2006 through print and media. I could not have achieved my mission without the help of such powerful digital tools.

I am a member/advisor of many youth, environmental, social, educational organizations and working for the development of the world. I am the Alumni Youth Council member of Youth Services America. I am the Global Advisor of TakingITGlobal world largest online youth organization, Conrad foundation USA,, NSHSS USA, NCES Canada, Presidential Youth Council USA, Associations of British scholars and worked on service learning projects, environmental issues, climate change, youth empowerment, youth policies, development issues, child and women power and conducted lectures, seminars in school and colleges, local communities, British councils, ABS and other organizations and created awareness among the masses through my writings, print and media and online conferences.

For my outstanding work for environmental protection and community service I have been awarded the Diana Award by Mr Gordan Brown the Hon” Prime Minister of UK in 2009, National Youth Award from Govt. of India, Every Day Hero Award from Youth Services America, USA, and United Nations Outstanding Youth Achiever Recognition International Award 2010, Golden Key Community Service Award 2011 from Canada, SBN International Youth Award 2012 from Australia as a leader and innovator, Commonwealth youth award in excellence in development work 2015 in the field of climate change and environment protection and many other state, national international awards in a small age. Besides this, I am a registered member of National Innovation foundation of India, World academy of young scientist and European union women Inventers and Innovators network and Young Innovation international inc, Canada.

I have contributed to the protection, restoration and enhancement of environment and successfully tried to solve the decreasing level of underground water level and succeeded in bringing to public notice through my efforts and innovation by print and social media. Digital mapping is a powerful tool which can educate and empower youth and also spread awareness to protect environment and fight climate change. Through digital mapping, I have highlighted the burning environmental issues towards a global action to solve the problem. Countries can use the digital mapping system to know the underground water reserve reports locally and can improve the water tables in the area. This mapping tool is beneficial to the countries/people to address their local problems on other areas and can provide solutions to address the same.

I am a accredited writer of newspapers and writing since my childhood. 1500 articles, poems, stories on various burning issues including environmental adversely affecting the population and ecosystems and social issues has been Published in leading newspapers i.e. Hindustan Times, Times of India, Indian Express and Tribune and other Magazines and other print and media and created awareness in masses. I am a online Writer, Reporter and Journalist of AYJW, World pulse, Voices of youth, British councils, NSHSS, Allvoices, World bank Youthink, UN , pub article etc.

Thanks to the UNICEF to provide me a platform to highlight these burning environmental issues through digital mapping to the world and hope the mapping reports will help the forthcoming COP conference in Paris to find out effective solutions to tackle climate change issues.


Priya Verma

Digital Innovator(UNICEF)

Northern America
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