We work with families and communities to ensure clean drinking water availability for daily household consumption.
We ensure year-round availability of water at a household level by promoting Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting Systems in communities.
We revive hand pumps, tube wells and village ponds which provide reliable water sources for communities.
We distribute water throughout villages via solar pumps, overhead tanks and pipelines, bringing water to within 200m of each household.
We ensure water is safe for consumption by conducting water quality monitoring, installing filtration plants, and identifying new sources of water.
We ensure schools have water via rooftop rainwater harvesting and hand pumps.
We connect drinking water sources with the recharge system, and conduct spring shed development to ensure the sustainability of water sources.
Whilst India is grappling with a water crisis that sees communities struggle to 'access' water for basic household and livelihood needs, a secondary issue lurks in the background that threatens the health of villagers across the country. The quality of drinking water is a widely emerging issue that threatens the country - especially in rural areas with a dependence on groundwater as a source of drinking water.Read More
Self-sufficient households in terms of water are better equipped to survive the severe climate variability and drought that India faces, and have become a necessity as people slip into the grip of India’s water crisis. ACF has conducted extensive work in water harvesting across 9 states by building check dams, renovating ponds and wells, and supporting families to install RRWHS. In this way they have been able to transform the water woes of 5 lakh people across rural India by installing 11985 RRWHS and providing 120 million litre storage capacity.
When you visit a village in Rajasthan, you are bound to find a pond close by - a village water body that supplies water for drinking, domestic and livestock purposes. It is estimated that there are about 83,000 ponds in Rajasthan, but the changing social mileu has meant that many of these water bodies have fallen into disrepair - due to improper maintenance and the advent of modern forms of water supply.Read More