Water is a very precious resource which is the very source of life. It is said that if ever there will be a third world war, it would be fought for the control of water reserves. For some communities, however, water shortages have become a chronic reality of life. To help them mitigate this crisis, we have implemented a series of initiatives encapsulated under our Project BOOND. The far-reaching program has converted more than 230 villages in the six states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, from ‘water scarce’ to ‘water positive’ by augmenting water availability and increasing ground water levels. The proactive measures include rainwater harvesting through check dams and roof-water harvesting, renovation and deepening of wells, tank desiltation, as well as construction of farm ponds, KT weir dams, sub-surface bunds, gabions, cordons and mini percolation tanks. Sustainability of the program is ensured by close community participation in these projects including “Shramdaan”.