On our last day in Mumbai, IIT Bombay, Acara and ReachOut hosted a wrap-up meeting with leaders from the community based organizations we had visited, students and professors from IIT Bombay, and members of the BMC. We talked about the plan we had come to Mumbai with, the things we had learned during our visits to the slums and conversations with CBOs and community members, and how we are going to be moving forward after this visit. We then got into conversations with the community members about their water problems and how they would see a community based water solution better working for them. There were some strong opinions from a variety of members of the discussion, but ultimately, it was a constructive conversation. We went away feeling positive and confident that we will be able to work within many of these communities to bring about a more efficient, better maintained, and cleaner water supply system.

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