Our Trusted NGO Partners

  1. Bhumi

The Revive Lakes project by the NGO Bhumi was started with the aim of cleaning and restoring lakes and other water bodies. They bring drying and dying lakes back to life and help the people of Bengaluru fight the shortage of water.

The Revive Lakes team consists of 30 volunteers, who are tirelessly working towards cleaning the lakes and spreading awareness among people in the vicinity. The volunteers of Bhumi meet every weekend with the sole aim of cleaning lakes and creating a city free from water shortage.

The Vibhutipura Lake Project involved more than 250 volunteers, which helped the lake get rid of more than 7,000 kg of garbage. Following the clean-up, the team also conducted door-to-door campaigning to create awareness about conserving the water body and keeping its surroundings clean. They also conduct many tree plantation drives in and around Bengaluru.

  1. Swades Foundation

Swades believes that it is every individual’s right to receive safe and sanitized drinking water. This NGO that is working towards the conservation of water bodies in Maharashtra aims at ensuring that every family in its geography receives their share of 200 litres of water per day through taps and pipes, in addition to other basic facilities such as sanitation, healthcare and livelihood.

Additionally, to ensure that these water projects are sustainable, the NGO creates water committees that are responsible for the processes and conservation of their community’s water project.

Apart from domestic uses, water is also required for agricultural purposes. They have taken up small tributaries and constructed check dams in order to conserve water for domestic and agricultural purposes. The water thus conserved is supplied to agricultural lands through modern age technology, making the lives of local farmers sustainable and profitable and helping conserve water bodies in the process.

  1. Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)

Located at Pune, this NGO has spread its wings across nine states in India, impacting more than 3,750 villages. With water at the core of everything that it does, WOTR has started many initiatives that aim at conserving water bodies in India.

As a simple yet unique step, they have started something called water budgeting, which involves Jal Sevaks to ensure optimal, rightful and efficient consumption of water. These Jal Sevaks lead the water conservation activities in their own village and the adjoining 3 to 4 villages. In addition, they also aim at motivating and enabling rural communities toward water harvesting and conservation.

WOTR has facilitated the construction of check dams and many other water harvesting structures to enable better drinking water and sanitation facilities at various villages across the country.

  1. Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti

With an aim to support the lives of millions of people living across 1,500 villages spread across Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, Gramin Vikas Vigyan Samiti was born. Also known as GRAVIS, this NGO has positively impacted nearly 1.3 million lives.

Keeping in mind the water scarcity and inadequate sanitation facilities in drought-affected areas of the Thar Desert, GRAVIS has taken up the responsibility of promoting water security through conventional methods such as rain water harvesting through taankas (covered impermeable cisterns) and beris (shallow, pitch-shaped wells) and the desilting of naadis (rivers).

So far GRAVIS has built nearly 6,635 tankaas, 588 beris and de-silted 263 naadis. With these initiatives, GRAVIS has supported lakhs of families in and around the villages they have worked, providing them stable sources of clean drinking water and sanitation.

  1. Navjyoti India Foundation

Apart from bringing about a positive change in the lives of the marginalised sections of society and promoting women’s empowerment, Dr. Kiran Bedi started Navjyoti India Foundation to protect the environment and conserve water bodies as well. They promote adopting sustainable means of life, working in close collaboration with students, women-led community groups, youth volunteers and the Gram Panchayat.

This NGO for water conservation works towards creating clean and green landscapes to ensure the sustainability of natural resources. Their water conservation enterprise works on the concept of rainwater harvesting – they collect the excess rainwater and help in replenishing groundwater. They also work towards the restoration of lakes, ponds and other water bodies.

The focus is also on the revival of ponds. They carry out their initiatives of restoring the environment by collaborating with local and state-level administrative offices, schools, universities, social groups and other private entities. Working in a multi-disciplinary approach, this NGO combines scientific, social and environmental aspects of sustainability and sensitizes local communities to understand the importance of environmental conservation.