Our trip is now over. Tony, Fred and Mark survived the 18 hour flight back to Minneapolis and are now enjoying temperatures in the low 70’s. Brian left Monday night for his trip to Uganda. And Karthik is staying on for a few days with family. Looking back on our trip, we have made a lot of progress to help our plan of a sustainable water system for the slums of Mumbai to become reality. This progress, however, would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of our counterparts in IIT Bombay, IIT Bombay professors and staff, the Acara Institute, and support from Mr. Anand Jugtap at the BMC. They provided the invaluable contacts, logistical support, and field support that made this trip such a huge succes. We would also like to send our gratitude to everyone back in Minnesota and at the University of Minnesota who helped us refine our ideas and get us in shape. Without the rigor of the competition, our plan would not have been received.

In the coming months ReachOut hopes to start building itself into an organization by generating the same institutional and financial support here in Minnesota that we were able to create in Mumbai. We look forward to working with anyone interested in furthering our goal of providing sustainable water solutions to Mumbai. Thats all for now. Thanks for reading.

–ReachOut Water Solutions