The first meeting of the Water Policy Lab (WPL) Consortium was held on 16 March, 2022 which covered a general overview of the WPL approach and how it can be used to solve specific water related problems. IFSD has partnered with the Australia India Water Centre (AIWC) to apply the Water Policy Lab (WPL) approach as an effort to tackle the problem of drying springs in the Himalayas. WPL aims to bring together every stakeholder from local communities to researchers and policymakers together in a learning process to further co-produce knowledge for better solutions.  

Currently, the core team members of Himalayan Spring WPL include experts with extensive experience in the water sector: Hemant Ojha, Basant Maheshwari, Basundhara Bhattarai, Rosha Rathod, Vishal Singh, Rajesh Thadani, Dharma Hagare, Jeff Camkin, and Vasudha Agnihotri.