Providing access to clean water is becoming a major challenge for Governments all over the world. With increasing urbanisation, industrialisation and stress on agriculture availability demand for water is increasing at an unprecedented rate. But assessing the situation in each region, one doesn’t have to look too hard to find out inefficiencies, poor technological or engineering choices or even misplaced habits. Governments and stakeholders can make interventions that do not need radical interventions. The Water Governance project at Oval Observer Foundation looks at a number of aspects that can bring significant relief to water stressed regions.