Our Journey


Over the last two decades, we have evolved constantly and dabbled with multiple themes are approaches to water security. This page captures our past programs and partnerships, and the impacts created over the last 15 years.

In our initial phase, being the only water focused Indian philanthropic organization of the time, we understood the landscape of solutions that exist across the country by working with multiple partners NGOs.

As groundwater was one of the emerging areas of intervention, Arghyam partnered with like-minded organizations to implement participatory groundwater management (PGWM). This led to several rich experiences and knowledge generation, some of which is being found to be relevant by current large scale government programs. This phase also led to the birth of springshed management as an important agenda in water sector.

Our next phase was spent around creating collaborations and trying to scale through networks. Arghyam supported creation of Water Quality Networks (for fluoride and arsenic).

Currently, have understood the diversity of problems and solutions in sector well and also the urgency of acting at scale, we focus on enabling large scale programs to adopt a “first-mile centric” unified approach.


Arghyam's Impact

INR 49.8 Crore
total Grant Amount
States Covered
74.9 Lakh
Direct beneficiaries

Our Footprint

Past Projects

School rainwater harvesting
Karnataka | Water Security
Munda development project
Karnataka | Water Security
Neeru-Aarogyam (Phase I)
Andhra Pradesh | Water Security
Creating an open defecation free village
Manipur | Rural Sanitation
Jala Siri newsletter and calendar
Karnataka | Water Security
State of Sanitation (SoS)
All India | Rural Sanitation
Groundwater data repository
Karnataka | Water Security
Neeru-Aarogyam (Phase II)
Andhra Pradesh | Water Security
Bihar Uttar Pradesh | Water Quality
Aarogya Chetana
Karnataka | Water Security
Water law reforms – dissemination and capacity building on drinking water and sanitation...
Karnataka Rajasthan Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand | Water Security