Two villages in Karnataka were selected to be developed as models for domestic water management. The project ensured integrated domestic water management, including access to piped metered water, sanitation and ensured sustainability at the source. Wastewater management through drains, soak pits and kitchen gardens was done to ensure safe disposal of waste water. EcoSan was established as an option for sanitation tried at certain scale in the project. Conjunctive water use was promoted through rooftop rainwater harvesting. Village level institutions were also strengthened through training and support.
MYRADA is a pioneering organisation that builds institutions of the poor and marginalized which are appropriate to the resource to be managed and objective to be achieved.
MYKAPS was created out of the larger organization MYRADA in January 2008 and they continue to share a common vision and goals, even though MYKAPS is an independent organization.