Participatory Groundwater Management

PGWM is a collaborative programme with our partner NGOs to build a suitable model for groundwater management with community participation. Groundwater, the world’s most extracted raw material, is a common pool resource (CPR) by definition, but its management seldom reflects CPR principles.

PGWM is an aquifer-based, community-centric approach that has emerged as an alternative for managing groundwater as a CPR. We launched PGWM in 2011, with ACWADAM, ACT, WASSAN, and PSI. MPA joined the group after launch.