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India

Our Work

India

63 million people in India do not have access to clean drinking water.

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Helping Solve India’s Water Crisis

Since 2009, Safe Water Network has worked closely with social entrepreneurs, women’s groups, implementers, and government agencies, to promote sustainable last-mile safe water solutions in one of the world’s most water-stressed countries.

Our Impact

  • People Reached

    1.3 M

    People

    reached through direct access

    Communities

    346

    communities

    Uptime

    99%+

    station uptime

    Water Stations

    54%

    of water stations led by women

  • School

    306

    schools

    with safe water access

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Catalyzing the Sector

We work closely with the Ministry of Jal Shakti and the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs to support the development of national water policy to extend piped networks throughout India. Safe Water Network also leads the SWE Alliance, a national multi-stakeholder platform, which promotes safe water enterprises as resilient, complementary solutions.

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Deploying Expertise

Using its technical and management expertise, Safe Water Network is improving the performance of one of India’s largest portfolios of water purification plants in the state of Karnataka. Safe Water Network is also a key Technical Resource for the national and state governments, providing comprehensive water management solutions and training.

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Community-centered Design

 

A Trusted Brand

Our brand in India, iJal, meaning ‘My Water,’ denotes quality, reliability, and affordability. Technologies such as remote monitoring and automatic dispensers ensure safe water enterprises meet consumer needs and expectations.
 

Water Aunties

We train and equip women, who previously collected unsafe water for their families, with the skills and resources to become iJal operators. Their role as safe water advocates transforms the health and wellbeing of their communities, generates livelihoods, and elevates their role in society.

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India Team

Passionate and Committed

We have a country office in New Delhi and field offices in several states across the country who provide the support and leadership requisite for advancing decentralized safe water solutions.

From a Team Member
  • We are committed to ensuring that communities have access to safe water. We focus on sustainability by building local capabilities to operate safe water stations, mobilizing grassroots support, and deploying technology for training and monitoring.

    Ravi Sewak, Country Director

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Make Your Impact

Support our work to ensure every community in India has sustainable access to safe water.