Success Stories and Case Studies

MNREGA helps a village in Bihar become flood proof
United action of locals, wisdom of the village head and MNREGA help to deal with waterlogging in a village in Bihar. Swati Bansal posted 2 months 1 week ago
MNREGA comes to the rescue of Harpur Bochha (Source: Umesh Kumar Ray)
Bringing springs to life: Ensuring water security for Baigas in Madhya Pradesh
To ensure year-round availability of drinking water for the Baigas, an initiative bring back springs to life in the region through community participation. Swati Bansal posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
Children wash hands at a stand post installed in a Primary school at Kapoti Village in Karanjiya, Dhindori, Madhya Pradesh, India (Source: WaterAid India)
Be wise, water wise - Students get on a mission to combat water crisis
An initiative by the students of Oasis International School, Bengaluru, focuses on water conservation and management, while also developing universal values like empathy, gratitude, love and respect. Swati Bansal posted 6 months 1 week ago
Students of Oasis International School participate in an initiative to help combat water crisis in a village (Image Source: Oasis International School)
Collective action against Coronavirus
More than fifty organisations in Maharashtra have come together to tackle the coronavirus pandemic with a special focus on WASH, shelter, migration and social sector recovery Swati Bansal posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
PC: The Jeevan Rath Collaborative
Developing an effective participatory groundwater monitoring program at village level
Issues in groundwater management and recharge have been dealt with in a series of booklets as a part of the MARVI project. Amita Bhaduri posted 6 months 2 weeks ago
One of the Bhujal Jankaars measuring groundwater levels manually (Image: Basant Maheshwari)
How local democracy is solving water issues in southern Rajasthan
People come together to dig community ponds in Dungarpur, to fight water scarcity. Anonymous (not verified) posted 1 year 2 months ago
Community pond in Doja after the first pre-monsoon rain. Pic credit: Rajat Kumar
All work and some play
Collective action games trigger conversations around the nature of the invisible and immeasurable common pool resource - groundwater. priyad posted 1 year 4 months ago
Villagers in Magradeh, Madhya Pradesh watching neighbouring farmers play a game. Image credit: Water Practitioners Network
Spending a summer building scalable water access in rural India
A young college graduate shares his experience working with Tata Trusts in Assam on water issues. priyad posted 1 year 4 months ago
Stream Network in Tezpur, Assam. Image credit: Rohit Sar
Springing back to life
CHIRAG in Uttarakhand works with communities to revive local springs to achieve water security. priyad posted 1 year 4 months ago
Image source: Water Practitioners Network
The many facets to the fluoride problem in Chikkaballapur, Karnataka
INREM Foundation and The Fluoride Network have worked in Chikkaballapur extensively, to battle the problem of fluoride contamination in groundwater. priyad posted 1 year 4 months ago
A can of 20 litres of RO filtered water costs around Rs. 20 in Chikballapur. Image credit: Karthik Seshan