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A Watershed Summit

6 April 2021

On World Water Day, a virtual round table session, organised by news website India Today, brought together some of the best minds working to resolve the daunting water crisis facing India. Among the participants, Apoorva Ajay Oza, CEO of the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India), listed four reasons behind the success of programmes such as the JJM (Jal Jeevan Mission - a programme to assist, empower and facilitate rural water supply strategies). "Decentralisation in decision-making processes helps the community take responsibility and enter mutually respectful partnerships with professionals. Technology for monitoring and scaling up and setting up special purpose vehicles is crucial," he said.