Clean drinking water is fundamental to life and a social asset necessary to lead a dignified human life. Still, a major part of the Indian population lives in abject poverty with unacceptable standards of water supply and quality, not being able to get their daily drinking water requirement of 4 litres a day. As a result, India is rapidly becoming a focal point of the issues related to the availability of clean and safe drinking water.

M Indians are facing acute water shortage.
deaths in India every year are linked to contaminated water.
$ M is lost annually due to water-related problems in India.
women

WOMEN

Often primarily responsible for collecting water for their households, women lose out on work and family and their personal health. The consequences of unsafe water are felt disproportionately by poor women as compared to men.

children

CHILDREN

The family’s water collection duties take a toll on the daily lives of school-going children, taking time away from study and play.

economy

ECONOMY

The lack of access to clean drinking water leads to diseases, stunted growth, and infant mortality. The Indian economy bears a huge annual cost of ₹ 26000 crore due to water-borne diseases.

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Availability

  • Water Analytics – Discovering the trends of water in each state and all major rivers.
  • Stories of Change – Documenting major success stories and presenting them in a multimedia format.
  • Participation – Organizing local water volunteers to propagate water security.
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Access

  • Transparency – Online petitions, youth assemblies, and RTI platform to accumulate public support for Right for Clean Drinking Water for All.
  • Advocacy – PIL/Private Member Bills in Assemblies and in Parliament and campaigns to include clean drinking water for all in 2019 manifestoes.
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Innovation

  • Setting up Water Innovation Fund – to promote local startups and college innovations to save, clean and recycle water.
  • Annual Water Startup Challenge – organizing a national event to promote and fund startups in the water domain.