Prof Asit K. Biswas
Renowned Water Expert
Jayamala Subramaniam
CEO, Arghyam
VK Madhavan
CEO, WaterAid India
Vedika Bhandarkar
Yugal Kishore Joshi
Director, Jal Jeevan Mission
Prof Asit K. Biswas
Renowned Water Expert

“Access to clean drinking water should be treated as a fundamental right. Improved access to clean drinking water can be empowering with many positive spin offs such as improved quality of life, reduced health risks and increased income among those communities which currently lack easy access to it. While the government is making an honest effort to solve the issue, a country as large and complex as India needs all stakeholders to come together to address it. Water management is in the DNA of Ashirvad and we are happy to partner in this initiative.”

- Deepak Mehrotra, Managing Director, Ashirvad Pipes
Ecosystem Support

Knowledge & Immersion

"Clean water is key to life. As a world-class institute that supports people and institutions in developing their capacity to improve societies’ access to water, the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education contributes to efforts to ensure water and sanitation for all, as called for in Sustainable Development Goal 6. Just like The/Nudge Prize - Ashirvad Water Challenge, IHE Delft views innovations – of a technical, economic and social nature – as key to improving access to clean drinking water for all, including residents in rural India. And just like the Prize, we strive for partnerships that bring together innovations and capacity development. This is why we support the prize as an expert knowledge institute."

- Professor Eddy Moors, Rector IHE Delft

Investor Circle

"Technology investments in water can drastically impact how communities, governments and nations perceive and manage existing water assets. At Social Alpha, we believe that the power of innovations and entrepreneurship can be leveraged to address some of India's toughest and most complex water challenges. We are here as partners to The/Nudge Foundation to help early-stage water innovations navigate through their lab to market journey."

- Manoj Kumar, CEO & Co-Founder, Social Alpha

Incubators & Accelerators

"Imagine H2O Asia wants to make water innovation more accessible in order to help India and the wider region get back on track to achieving SDG 6 - universal access to safe drinking waterand sanitation. While many of India's communities are on the frontlines of the global water crisis, the country is also increasingly a source of entrepreneurial solutions. Imagine H2O Asia is pleased to support The/Nudge Prize as we search for innovators buildingscalable, drinking water solutions that improve access, reduce waste and strengthen resilience to climate disruption."

- Nimesh Modak, Managing Director, Imagine H2O Asia

Technology & Innovation

The Team
Atul Satija
Founder and CEO
The/Nudge Foundation
Sudha Srinivasan
The/Nudge Centre for Social Innovation
Utsav Mishra
Program Lead
The/Nudge Prize
Neeharika Shetty
Associate Manager
The/Nudge Prize