The SWE Alliance under the aegis of Project SEWAH- Sustainable Enterprises of Water Health, an alliance between USAID and Safe Water Network, supported by Pepsico and Pentair hosted a series of online panel discussions, water talks, and launched knowledge materials amidst global restrictions on movement. On March 8, 2021, on the occasion of Women's Day 2021, Safe Water Network in collaboration with USAID launched a 'Gender Toolkit' titled Integrating Women in Safe Water Enterprises to promote 'Gender Equality' and inclusion of women in the drinking water sector.
A virtual webinar was organized by Safe Water Network in partnership with Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) India
Alliance, on International Women's Day titled - SWAN - Women, Data & Tech: Enabling Smart Water Management in India. The event brought together a cross-section of leading women professionals (from Safe
Water Network, USAID, Honeywell, FRANK Water, and Grundfos) representing different water value chains to share their knowledge and experience in the conceptualizing, deployment, and operation of water services. The Webinar highlighted the critical role played by data-driven intelligent water solutions and services.
The SWE Implementers again assembled on March 19, 2021, to for a virtual panel discussion on Sustenance, Sustainability, and Safe Water to celebrate World Water Day 2021. The SWE Alliance partners discussed the need for a collaborative approach to the safe water mission. SEWAH's WKRC Partners also organized a 2-week long campaign themed #Water2me with an objective to create awareness about drinking safe water, WASH, and water conservation.
The SEWAH Program collaborated with Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to support the Government of India’s largest vaccination program that was launched in India on January 16th this year through its Water Knowledge Resource Centers (WKRC). These WKRCs stepped up to support advocacy, creating mass awareness amongst the frontline workers on the Corona Vaccination initiative. The program currently supports the Corona Vaccine drive in 10 cities.
WKRC partner Maitri Aquatech was recognized for its innovation and was awarded 'FICCI smart urban innovation award' for developing a sustainable and innovative solution that generates water from the atmospheric air system.