100% functional household tap connections, technology adoption, and community cadres ensure water access, quality, and source sustainability

Through our work in Water, we strive to ensure continuous availability of safe drinking water, adequate flow of water for domestic and productive uses, and sustainability of water resources. During the year, we commissioned new piped water supply systems (PWSS) with 100% functional household tap connections (FHTCs), piloted a remote monitoring and data logging system to track PWSS functionality, and a household level water storage and IoT sensor-based distribution. We took steps to protect, sustain and grow water aquifers. We launched a Springs Stewardship Fellows programme to train young people on watershed, springsheds, and nursery management. We built community capacities to manage the water quality management systems and established water quality testing protocols, and set up a central water quality testing laboratory in Mohuda.