Making communities climate resilient

CMD’s Message

CSR is an integral part of our business — that is, producing clean and safe drinking water, wastewater treatment, preventing pollution, and preserving the environment around us. It has been our corporate philosophy and continued focus to give back to society to improve the quality of life of the marginalised sections of the society within the framework of our expertise.

With this end in view, we implement CSR programmes in terms of water augmentation, water conservation, water use efficiency, water reuse, restoration of water bodies, watershed development and provision of potable water to the school children and hospitals in our neighbourhood, and actively contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals like economic prosperity, social inclusion and environmental sustainability.

Rajiv MittalCMD & Group CEO

CSR Management

WABAG constituted a CSR Committee of the Board consisting of 3 Directors with an independent Director. The CSR Committee formulates CSR policy and monitors it from time to time. A formal process of projects approval is in place with each project being vetted by the Sub-Committee and reviewed by the Committee. The CSR program implementation is done either direct or through NGOs as the case may be.

CSR Strategy

In line with our vision, we have evolved a multi-pronged strategy for CSR implementation:

Focus on water

Water augmentation, water conservation, water use efficiency and water reuse would be the key elements of our CSR programs.

This strategic plan paid rich dividends in improving the lives and livelihoods of marginal farmers in Mailam Block which is over-exploited groundwater resource area.

The strategic CSR investment had a catalytic effect of economic sustainability over and above water sustainability. We have also tweaked a model farm on micro irrigation to demonstrate WABAG’s commitment to water conservation.

Water Sustainability

With a view to ensure water sustainability and to make the communities’ climate resilient, WABAG invests in watershed development to achieve additional objectives:

  • Restoration of degraded land
  • In-situ water harvesting
  • Productivity enhancement
  • Community asset creation
  • Employment generation

Focus on Sanitation

Our CSR strategy is also based on ‘soft’ approach, that is, to build capacity – knowledge and skills in water and sanitation.

This ‘soft’ intervention also brought about sea change in terms of health and hygiene practices like hand washing, women adopting good menstrual hygiene, not allowing stagnant water and demand generation leading to the larger objective of a model village with ODF focus.

CSR Projects

  • Watershed Development project at Pulleri village, Kanchipuram District in partnership with National Agro Foundation

    Watershed Development projects at Cuddalore District in partnership with Hand in Hand India

  • Water Augmentation Project at Mailam Block, Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu – Phase II;

    Awareness and catalyse behavioural change on the themes of Water and Sanitation through on-ground interventions and campaigns at Bangalore, Karnataka

  • Community Water Purification Plants in two villages of Jayashankar District, Telangana (India)

    Watershed Development Projects at Tuticorin District, Dindigul District and Virudunagar District, Tamil Nadu

  • WABAG designed, built and donated a 600 LPH RO Plant to Valluvar Gurukulam group of schools (Tambram, Chennai)

    Restoration of traditional irrigation system at Killai Village, Chidambaram Taluk, Cuddalore District

  • Water Augmentation Project at Mailam Block, Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu in partnership with MS Swaminathan Research Foundation.

    Design, Construction and Dedication of Sewage Treatment Plant to The Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai.

  • Health and Hygiene Project at Viralipatti, Pudukottai District, Tamil Nadu in partnership with the Centre for Science, Technology and Development Studies.

    Water Treatment Plant at Voluntary Health Services, Adyar, Chennai.

  • Micro Irrigation at Sevalaya Complex, Trivellore District and at National Agro Foundation Training Complex, Kanchipuram District.

    Water Treatment Facility for Sristhi Trust Munnar.

  • Watershed Development Project at West Bengal: Low Land Happa (Farm Pond) at Agardih, Kashipur Block, Purulia.

    Watershed Development Project at West Bengal: Monitoring Field Visit by Dr, Sumit Roy (Program Officer) – Sharing the Model Watershed activity map by TSRD Team with community at Balarampur Block, Purulia

  • Watershed Development Project at West Bengal: Low Land step Happa (Farm Pond) construction of MGNREGA work at Birdang Model Watershed Puncha Block, Purulia

    Watershed Development Project at West Bengal: SHG Meeting by DRCSC Team at Paharpur, Barrah Panchayat, Kashipur Block, Purulia

CSR Stories


    Sustainable solutions for a better life.




    Sustainable solutions for a better life.




    Sustainable solutions for a better life.




    Sustainable solutions for a better life.




    Sustainable solutions for a better life.



Sustainable solutions. For a better life.

The WABAG Group head quartered in Chennai with its global presence in 4 Continents and more than 20 countries has a work-force of more than 2,000. With a history dating back more than ninety years, the group has emerged as a leading pure play water technology player across the globe with focus on emerging markets.

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