ROADMAP​ ​FOR​ ​THE​ ​FUTURE

Informal​ ​houses​ ​must​ ​be​ ​looked​ ​upon​ ​as​ ​houses​ ​built​ ​in​ ​lieu​ ​of​ ​the​ ​ones​ ​promised​ ​under​ ​any​ ​official
central​ ​govt​ ​scheme
Then,​ ​instead​ ​of​ ​fighting​ ​this​ ​shadow​ ​economy/society,​ ​the​ ​government​ ​must​ ​try​ ​and​ ​provide
services​ ​that​ ​would​ ​help​ ​improve​ ​their​ ​living​ ​conditions​ ​–​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​the​ ​same​ ​end​ ​–​ ​reduce​ ​chaos​ ​and
unorganisation
From​ ​a​ ​struggle​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​the​ ​city​ ​of​ ​Mumbai​ ​-​ ​evolve​ ​a​ ​national​ ​narrative​ ​on​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​water​ ​;
compare​ ​trends​ ​of​ ​privatisation​ ​of​ ​water​ ​and​ ​water​ ​resources​ ​in​ ​all​ ​parts​ ​of​ ​India​ ​and​ ​rules​ ​for
distribution
Documentation​ ​-​ ​streamlining​ ​water​ ​related​ ​content​ ​and​ ​making​ ​it​ ​available​ ​at​ ​a​ ​single​ ​point​ ​-​ ​digital
archiving​ ​of​ ​all​ ​reports/studies​ ​conducted​ ​by​ ​PHS​ ​on​ ​water​ ​in​ ​Mumbai
Resource​ ​mobilisation​ ​-​ ​encourage​ ​community​ ​engagement​ ​/​ ​people’s​ ​participation​ ​-​ ​area​ ​sabha
nagar​ ​raj​ ​bill​ ​/​ ​swaraj​ ​bill​ ​Delhi
Mass​ ​awareness/articulation​ ​drive​ ​-​ ​Changing​ ​the​ ​perception​ ​of​ ​the​ ​water​ ​-​ ​to​ ​shift​ ​from​ ​a​ ​religion
based​ ​definition​ ​to​ ​a​ ​rights​ ​based​ ​one
Ex.​ ​Pyau​ ​vs​ ​water​ ​disbursing​ ​stalls​ ​at​ ​railway​ ​stations
Water​ ​as​ ​a​ ​commons​ ​-​ ​community​ ​(universal)​ ​involvement​ ​for​ ​its​ ​conservation​ ​and​ ​responsible​ ​use
Research
-​ ​study​ ​all​ ​“improvements”​ ​proposed​ ​by​ ​MCGM
-​ ​question​ ​of​ ​land​ ​reclamation​ ​over​ ​water​ ​bodies​ ​in​ ​Mumbai
-​ ​study​ ​how​ ​water​ ​bodies​ ​indigenous​ ​to​ ​Mumbai​ ​can​ ​be​ ​restored​ ​/​ ​conserved​ ​and​ ​protected
Trainings
-​ ​organise​ ​trainings​ ​/​ ​courses​ ​for​ ​corporators,​ ​corporate​ ​bodies​ ​in​ ​the​ ​water​ ​business​ ​on​ ​water​ ​and
its​ ​aspects,​ ​water​ ​budgets,​ ​equity​ ​in​ ​water​ ​rights​ ​and​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​water,​ ​private​ ​sector​ ​participation
-​ ​for​ ​communities​ ​/​ ​citizens​ ​-​ ​claiming​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​water,​ ​sustainable​ ​use​ ​of​ ​water
Important​ ​function​ ​-​ ​intervention​ ​to​ ​bridge​ ​gap​ ​in​ ​society​ ​-​ ​For​ ​those​ ​without​ ​water​ ​connections​ ​-
filing​ ​applications,​ ​understanding​ ​bureaucratic​ ​red-tape,​ ​billing​ ​and​ ​taxation
The​ ​urban​ ​poor​ ​contributes​ ​in​ ​a​ ​major​ ​way​ ​to​ ​the​ ​economy​ ​of​ ​the​ ​city
Remunicipalisation​ ​as​ ​a​ ​global​ ​trend