WLF emerged as an organization with focus on water related issues and associated livelihoods, from the rich experiences of Sustainable Ground Water Management (SuGWM) Project, a project implemented by Centre for World Solidarity (CWS) during 2011-16 and funded by EU and Bread for the World, Germany. The founding staff of WLF come from the SuGWM project of CWS and have cultivated rich experience in water conservation, management and related livelihoods enhancement, both at grass-roots level and policy engagement, over last 20 years.
“Achieving water security and livelihoods enhancement of poor through community development initiatives, scientific research and innovations. Education, skill building and networking with Government and non-government organizations are the key strategies to achieve this objective.”
The logo of WLF embodies the philosophy of integrated approach to water management. The blue half-circle around, represents its core focus area of ‘water security’ and the green segment of the circle represents rural water applications such as drinking water, sanitation and agriculture related livelihoods. The orange segment of the circle stands for the keen interest of WLF in water issues in urban and other sectors.