Water Innovation Lab

INDIA

Sponsors

Waterlution – A Water Learning Experience

Waterlution is a registered non-profit corporation that works across Canada and internationally, where strong local partnerships exist. We engage diverse individuals, organizations and communities in the exploration of creative management solutions that respect water and the broader ecosystem. Waterlution understands that everyone has a vested interest in water. We work to promote awareness and provide opportunities for collaboration towards long-term, inclusive management solutions.

IC-IMPACTS Centres of Excellence

IC-IMPACTS (the India-Canada Centre for Innovative Multidisciplinary Partnerships to Accelerate Community Transformation and Sustainability) is the first, and only, Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence established through the Canadian Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) as a new Centre dedicated to the development of research collaborations between Canada and India. Built upon the vision of three of Canada’s leading research universities – The University of British Columbia, the University of Alberta, and the University of Toronto – IC-IMPACTS is a pan-Canadian Centre bringing together researchers, industry innovators, community leaders, government agencies, and community organizations from across India and Canada, to work hand-in-hand to find solutions to the key challenges that affect the quality of life of millions of people in Indian and Canadian communities.

Swaraj University

Swaraj University was designed and birthed in 2010 as a two year learning programme for youth. The vision of this program is to nurture the heart’s calling of young people with an understanding of how their actions/ choices are interconnected and impacting all our communities and nature. The two year program initiates the process of being self designed learners and engages youth in developing the skills and practices they need to manifest their vision .
Each person’s learning programme and curriculum is individualized according to his/her specific talents, questions and dreams. There is ample scope for learners to develop a multidisciplinary curriculum. We have developed and tested various learning materials and activities for self-designed learning. There is a strong focus on apprenticeship learning, leadership development and community living. In the area of community living, learners explore healthy and sustainable personal lifestyle choices, gift culture, co-creation and democratic decision-making. Decisions regarding day-to-day functioning is done through the form of consensus, with a space for each person in the Swaraj community, be that learner or facilitator, to express his/her voice.

Wells for India

Wells for India is a not-for-profit organisation. We have provided grant funding and technical support for water-based rural development projects in India since 1987.

Our vision is of an India where quality of life is enabled by:

  • The poorest rural dryland communities having secure access to safe water all year round for domestic and agricultural use, without detrimental environmental impacts;
  • Basic sanitation becoming available to all rural communities;
  • Security and livelihood being achieved through improved nutrition, health and education.

Water Youth Network – Connecting You on Water Issues

The Water Youth Network is a global and inclusive connector in the water sector, with a vibrant community of students and young professionals and across disciplines. We do not try to compete with other water youth organizations; we connect existing ones and promote them. The Water Youth Network is neither an implementation organization nor a fund. Therefore, empowering, connecting & change-making is our motto. We value inclusion, innovation and a collaborative spirit.

Deltares – Enabling Delta Life

Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface. Throughout the world, Deltares works on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society. Their main focus is on deltas, coastal regions and river basins. Managing these densely populated and vulnerable areas is complex, which is why they work closely with governments, businesses, other research institutes and universities at home and abroad. The Deltares motto is Enabling Delta Life. As an applied research institute, the success of Deltares can be measured in the extent to which our expert knowledge can be used in and for society. For Deltares the quality of our expertise and advice comes first.