About the Centre

Water scarcity and poor water management are the burning issue facing the planet today. The ramifications for India are far more serious compared to many other countries on account of prevalence of rainfed agriculture, low accessibility of water and the growing challenge of food security for huge rural population. Understandably, India has initiated several policies and programs, such as the National Water Mission, to address these issues. Conservation of water and its judicious use are central to any strategy of meeting water demand for current and future generations. Such initiatives need to efficient implementation to ensure greater impact. They call for coordinated and collaborative processes and partnerships. To this end, the global community has mandated “clean water and sanitation for all” under SDG 6. Given the enormity of the water challenge, IRMA has proposed to establish the ‘IRMA Water Centre’ as a Centre of Excellence in research on water institutions and policies, with special focus on water security for rural communities.