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Explore EXPLORE PARTNER RESOURCES View publications, blogs and other resources that focus on
improving citywide inclusive and resilient access to WASH
and healthy spaces


We invite proposals for WRI India’s first Story Challenge in line with the theme ‘Improving citywide inclusive and resilient access to WASH and healthy spaces in India’. Five shortlisted entries stand to win INR 3,50,000. All selected stories will be showcased on WRI India’s website and will be shared, by WRI India, with a larger audience.


Are you an India-based independent scholar/researcher or freelance writer/communicator based in India with a body of work on urbanization, sustainable development, climate change, water, human development, or similar issues? We want to hear from you!

  • Five winners will be shortlisted basis their proposal.
  • Selected entries to receive INR 3,50,000 as below:
    • Text-based story – INR 50,000 each
    • Photo story – INR 50,000 each
    • Video story – INR 1,00,000 each


We are pleased to announce the top four winners of the aaco Story Challenge.

We would like to thank Citizen Matters  for their contribution in selecting the winners.

Women and Water: The Untold Perspective – Chennai

The story of a marginalized section of women in Chennai, pushed to the periphery by river-restoration and development projects.

Ishita Vedamuthu

Accessing Community Toilets - Mumbai

A ground-zero report on challenges faced by persons with disabilities in accessing community toilets.

-Jyoti Shelar

Unearthing Invisible Layers near Bhalswa Landfill - Delhi

Bringing visibility to WASH and healthy space challenges faced by waste-picker communities in Delhi.

Izzat ka Pani – Mumbai

The story of Abrar Sulemani; one of Mumbai's unsung water-heroes, fighting to secure the Right to Water.