India

A young female vendor sells plastic cans for carrying holy water at a market around the river Ganga, India.

An ambitious project between the two countries to reduce plastic waste could bring global solutions.

women working in rice paddies

In India and Nepal, better water management is helping to improve and secure the economic prospects for rural women.

Anu Kumar sits with other women in a workshop setting where she teaches them about pesticide esposure.

Anu Kumar knew that people in India were getting sick from exposure to pesticides and impurities in their waterways, and she wanted to do something to help. Working with Indian women, she was able to improve the health and safety of entire communities. Now, her work in detecting micropollutants is helping to clean up Australian waterways.