IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WATERAID
Conserve Every Drop Project
Water is a precious resource, and we want to help protect it. In line with our sustainability commitments and 7 Rules initiative, we have partnered with WaterAid on the Conserve Every Drop Project. Fully funded by GANT, this two-year project will aim to improve water conservation in the Bangalore region of India, with the aspiration to help people access clean water and sanitation.
Our goal is to create 10 rainwater harvesting systems to supply 10 communities in the Bangalore region of India with fresh water. We will also develop innovative recharge structures to protect and fill the groundwater to ensure a healthy water supply for future generations.
“By partnering with WaterAid on the Conserve Every Drop Project, we are able to reinvest our resources and directly help communities that we have long-working partnerships with, as well as provide access to clean water and sanitation for thousands of people,” says GANT’s Sustainability and Innovation Director, Jessica Cederberg Wodmar.
Due to recurrent droughts, groundwater depletion and inadequate water conservation, the Bangalore district faces high water vulnerability and severe scarcity of drinking water for approximately four months of the year. By reviving long neglected, traditional water sources and enhancing their capabilities and sanitation, The Conserve Every Drop Project is predicted to directly and indirectly impact 15 000 people getting sustainable access to clean water.
In line with our mission and vision to create sustainable access to clean drinking water for communities, this project will ensure community participation, especially with women and youth, in developing water conservation measures among the chosen communities. This will, in turn, give confidence to local and state governments to scale up these interventions in their areas,” says Vikas Kataria, Director, Resource Mobilisation, WaterAid India.