Rushva Parihar (YWATER)

SDG Action Network

Our SDG Action

Acting for SDG6

India Mumbai
Number of people taking this action: 20-50
We are organizing a one of a kind design thinking workshop that helps participants learn about the problems around water and to develop solutions for the same. The workshop is an onsite which you can sign up for my emailing us at  Additionally we also call all young people across India to look for issues they see around them that impacts water and sanitation. We urge them to take a picture and share it with us on our website at or to upload it to their social media and tag us @ywaterindia. We will be using these issues and problems proposed by you to develop solutions in our design thinking workshop.  We have also partnered with Bio RIIDL to fund the implementation of solutions. 
6 Clean Water & Sanitation

About Rushva Parihar (YWATER)

YWater works to activate youth to be a part of the local communities by taking action by better understand problems around water and sanitation and to develop localized solutions for the same. We work on advocacy and solution building. Our solution building efforts have resulted in the start of 22 new social businesses that aim to tackle different problems around the SDGs.

In our advocacy work, we deal with governments at the local, national and international level to raise awareness on youth issues linked to the SDGs. Our efforts at the local level include village and city level advocacy to end open defecation and create systems for effective waste management strategies which keep the youth at the center of change. At the national level, we work with youth committees in the national government to push for their active participation in the development agenda of the government. In 2018 we also represented youth voices at the ECOSOC Youth Forum to discuss solutions for water, sanitation and waste management at the UN headquarters in New York.

Countries We Work in
Languages We Work in
SDGs We Tackle
3 Good Health & Well-Being 6 Clean Water & Sanitation 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities