Community-driven approaches advanced water security and environmental sustainability

In the past year, our work in Water significantly advanced water security and environmental sustainability across rural Odisha. Partnering with governmental schemes like BASUDHA and Jal Jeevan Mission, we prioritised ensuring safe drinking water and preserving water resources in remote areas. Key achievements include establishing functional household tap connections in small, remote villages and implementing solar-powered water systems. Efforts in water quality management, household sanitation, and behavioural change towards water usage have been bolstered by community training and volunteer involvement. We actively engaged in land and water development activities, including afforestation, soil conservation, and promoting sustainable agricultural practices. Introducing water meters and water security planning enhanced resource management efficiency. Overall, these initiatives fostered a comprehensive, community-driven approach to water resource management and ecological preservation.