‘YWATER supports the Sustainable Development Goals’
YWater champions youth engagement in driving sustainable water and sanitation solutions for India. We offer a digital platform, complemented by smart learning tools to build awareness and momentum towards the achievement of SDG 6, with a focus on supporting and strengthening the participation of local communities in water and sanitation management.
We are a team of young professionals who are passionate about water and sanitation. In our varied personal and professional experiences, we found that traditional civic engagement in water and sanitation has excluded the youth. Given these issues are at the core of sustainable development, we hope to build further awareness about the space, and also the direct impact it will have on the lives of the youth.
We seek to build an ecosystem to support youth-led water and sanitation initiatives, be it through awareness building, advocacy, data transparency, interactive workshops or mentorship programs. Through our work, we hope to drive an action-oriented, bottom-up approach to water and sanitation resource management within communities, placing the next generation at the forefront of this movement.
Rushva Parihar is passionate about water and sanitation. He works as a CSR Consultant who works with companies to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Rushva is a advocate for youth representation and is a delegate at the ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York and at the Youth Assembly at the UN. Additionally he also speaks about water and sanitation at events like the World Water Forum and TEDx.
Maninder is passionate about the impact of engagement through mixed method research to create change and uses the same lense to advocate for inclusive development for SDG 6.
Niriksha Shetty is an international development professional with experience across social entrepreneurship, impact evaluations and research. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration/International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Rushabh Shah is a finance professional with experience across supply chain management,internal audit and valuation. Rushabh graduated from R.A Podar College with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, in Finance and Accounting and is currently pursuing the Chartered Accountancy degree.
Shivani Parmar is marketing enthusiast with special interest in brand building, digital marketing and consumer perceptions. She has graduated from University College Dublin with a MSc Marketing degree.
Arushi Massey is a history graduate who has been working in the development sector with an interdeciplinary focus which cuts across economics, history and legal philosophy. She graduated from St Stephens and has worked as a development fellow at the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and with University of Chicago.