Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

Water is a critical resource and its accessibility will define the Future We Want in India and the world. IYWC India Program as part of the decade long Rio India effort aims to inspire Indian citizens, especially students, into Water Cooperation related actions through education programs and workshops.

Implementation methodologies

IYWC India coordinators will spread the message of Water Cooperation & Sustainable Development and encourage participation in the program. They will act as facilitators of the message of Water & SD between IARC and the participants. They will conduct workshops if need be and encourage action.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

IYWC India Program has Rain-Water Harvesting as a major focal point. It will petition to the government to make it mandatory for academic institutes and encourage participants to become leaders in their own neighborhoods to implement Rain-Water Harvesting. Details of Experts and Organizations dealing in Rain-Water will be gathered and shared at a national level.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

IYWC India Program will be managed by IARC Education & Outreach Division through a team of coordinators spread across India. IARC has an existing network of coordinators owing to its past national level programs. In addition, coordinators with specific skill sets (relevant to Water & SD) will be roped in. They will all report to IARC, Mumbai.


To bring about Rain-Water Harvesting in at least 100 institutes / communities
To get 100,000 particpants invovled in Wate Cooperation & SD program
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
2 Part Time Resources (academics), 2 Full time Resources (admin)
Financing (in USD)
5,000 USD
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
Action Network
Location: Mumbai, India
Date of completion: 28 Feb 2014
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Pushkar Ganesh Vaidya,

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