In response to adverse impacts of deficiencies in water governance at ground level and climate risks, WOTR, in collaboration with Hindustan Unilever Foundation (HUF) has initiated the Water Stewardship project in 106 villages of Maharashtra and Telangana states. Village youth interested in overall water management are working as Jalsevaks   for the project. In the month of May 2016, a competition was held to increase the water harvesting potential in the above mentioned villages for them.

On 13th September 2016, an Award Ceremony was organized at CSRD (Social Work College) Ahmednagar to appreciate the Jalsevaks  for motivating the villagers to undertake this task. They were   felicitated by the hands of Shri. Anil Kawade , Collector, Ahmednagar.
 The event was also attended by Marcella D’souza, our Executive Director, Shri Pradeep Purandare- Sr. Professor at Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI), Shri. Jadhav- Project Coordinator, Integrated Water and Management Programme  ( IWMP)- Ahmednagar, Shri. Goski, Sr. Geologist,Ground Water Surveys And Development Agency  (GSDA) at Ahmednagar.