Wastewater Innovation in India's Silicon Valley

WELL Labs, along with the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) and the Bangalore Apartments’ Federation (BAF), organised a conference on wastewater treatment and reuse

Bengaluru's Urban Water Balance Report

WELL Labs has prepared a comprehensive view of Bengaluru’s water system, enabling better water security planning. It quantifies urban flows; water feeding the city, usage, losses, discharge and storage

Climate-Smart Farming: A Package of Practices

We have co-designed, with our grassroots partner Prarambha and farmers, a curated, people-centric set of interventions to revive Raichur’s degraded lands and improve agricultural incomes.

How Our Vision for Jaltol has Progressed

WELL Labs is co-developing, with its partners, user-friendly tools under Jaltol’s framework to diagnose the magnitude of water mismanagement and to track our progress towards water security.

Tracking Farm Patterns with Land Use Maps

Remote sensing data validated through ground reports can capture changes in spatial agricultural patterns down to plot level.  We look at land use maps developed by IIT Delhi called IndiaSAT.

About Us

Humanity faces grave threats. Millions experience chronic water and food insecurity, while resource depletion, pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change impede our ability to address this crisis. It is critical to change production and consumption systems such that they nurture rather than destroy the planet. For this, we require research and innovation that is solution-oriented, interdisciplinary and has tangible impacts.

That’s why we started Water, Environment, Land and Livelihoods (WELL) Labs.

We work with governments, businesses, multilateral institutions and civil society groups to co-create science-backed solutions that improve people’s lives and livelihoods and sustain nature.

Our Approach


Envision models for the future that prioritise community-based aspirations and roadmaps


Enable change through policy, innovation, sustainable scaling and partnerships


Evidence to fill critical research gaps and establish best practices

The Team

We are a team of water experts, entrepreneurs, architects, economists, social scientists and communication experts, using our complementary skills to build a world resilient enough to deal with the ever-evolving water, environment, land and livelihood challenges that our planet faces.


In The News

Urban Water

Bengaluru will not be able to meet freshwater demand with existing resources, says report

Published in The Hindu

The report, ‘How water flows through Bengaluru: Urban water balance report,’ by Labs, looks at Bengaluru’s contrasting water problems

Community and Outreach

Atal Bhujal Yojana missing key water point

Published in Mongabay

The water budgeting process carried out as part of the programme in Karnataka’s Nonavinakere village, failed to account for imported surface water that flows into the region.

Rural Futures

ಹಸಿರು ಎಲೆಗಳ ಗೊಬ್ಬರದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಸ್ಯ ವೈವಿಧ್ಯತೆ ಮತ್ತು ಪರಿಣಾಮಕಾರಿ ಬಳಕೆ

Published in Agriculture India

ಸಸ್ಯಗಳ ಹಸಿರು ಎಲೆ, ಎಲೆಯ ಕಾಂಡ ಮತ್ತು ಬೇರು ಇವುಗಳ ಮೂಲದಿಂದ ದೊರೆಯುವ ಸಾವಯವ ವಸ್ತುಗಳನ್ನ ಹಸಿರೆಲೆ ಗೊಬ್ಬರವೆಂದು ಕರೆಯುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಹಸಿರೆಲೆ ಗೊಬ್ಬರದಲ್ಲಿ ಎರಡು ವಿಧ

Urban Water

Bengaluru is Staring at Possible Water Crisis

Published in Deccan Herald

Explaining the situation, Dr Veena Srinivasan, executive director, WELL Labs, said that the flow of water into the lakes has brought down its capacity to hold floodwater.