Civil society voices, District platforms and Water Quality Network for National programmes on Water quality

Partnerships for Systemic change

This 6 year programme has promoted District platforms on water quality and developed the Water quality network aiming to connect Civil society with Government programmes on Water quality.

European Union

Primary focus

District Water Quality Platforms

Secondary focus

Supporting National Programmes on Water Quality

Duration

Jan 2018 – Dec 2023

Location

Karnataka, Telangana, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Assam

Budget

710 Lakhs

Over the course of six years, supported by the European Union (EU), this program has successfully established nine district water quality platforms focusing on fluoride and arsenic issues across seven states in India. These platforms have served as robust regional foundations for a network of water quality practitioners, contributing valuable insights and approaches that have bolstered national initiatives such as the Jal Jeevan Mission and the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Fluorosis (NPPCF).

Key successes of the program include capacity-building initiatives, innovative solutions for ensuring safe water, and programmatic support to government bodies, all facilitated by technology integration and collaborative efforts.

Furthermore, this program has enabled INREM to broaden its scope to encompass a wider range of water quality issues. It has laid the groundwork for a cohesive national endeavor aimed at addressing critical emerging challenges in water and health.

Project Goals

Inclusive District Water Quality Platforms for connecting Civil society voices with Government programmes

District water quality platforms implementing solutions to Safe water and health in Fluoride and Arsenic hotspots

Water Quality Network of Practitioners supporting national programmes on Water Quality

Major Outcomes

22% improvement in Safe water metrics over 5 years in 9 districts across 7 states touching 6.1 Million population

Lead partner role on Water quality management for Jal Jeevan Mission and Swacch Bharat Mission with Rural WASH Partners Forum with knowledge support to Water quality monitoring and surveillance (WQM&S) programme reaching more than 2 million Water tests by community across India