Build water numeracy to quantify availability, budget, and allocation of water resources through widescale deployment of low cost technologies and tools.
HUF's flagship platform 'Water for Public Good' aims to catalyse effective water security solutions at scale, in partnership with government and mission-driven non-profit organisations.
Our programmes recognise the diversity of India’s water challenges across hydrogeological zones, river basins and agro-climatic conditions. This diversity mandates a range of solutions instead of a 'one solution at scale' approach.
With communities and farmers at their core, our programmes have delivered solutions that can help them 'Know More' about their critical water resources, 'Save More' using scientific conservation methods, and 'Use Less' water in agriculture.
Equip communities to lead scientific water conservation efforts through GIS and digital tools for planning, measurement, monitoring, and governance.
Drive behaviour change for responsible water use by demonstrating and encouraging adoption of sustainable irrigation practices, input use, soil health and crop choices.
The impact of our work
HUF’s water conservation initiative partners with 16 civil society organisations and multiple co-funders (including government). The programmes span 14,000 villages in 13 states and 2 union territories across India.
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How do we measure impact?
At HUF, we have adopted a robust protocol by partnering with civil society organisations to measure the outcome of our programmes which includes various crucial indicators. These include the quantum of water potential created through conservation efforts and improved agricultural practices.
We also measure the economic benefits to farmers through yield and income improvement. Further, we look at the effectiveness of community-led institutions on the governance of shared water assets, as our aim is to make the community self-reliant, and self sustaining. These outcomes are validated through independent third-party audits.
> 2.6 trillion litres
of cumulative and collective water potential created up to the year 2022
110 million person-days
generated up to 2022 through community water conservation projects
1.7 million tons
of agricultural and biomass production generated until the year 2022