RIVERse began as a thought between three urban professionals to envison a citizens movement to transform the neglected erstwhile rivers and fresh water streams (nullahs) of Mumbai. Today these have become backyards of neglect that call for transformation into urban greens that much required people’s health and well being spaces. Thus making them the front yards of our future cities. While the Supreme court of India in 2017 ruled that India’s rivers are ‘not living entities ‘, We believe that whatever be the human view point, be it communal, scientific or social, the sheer nature of the ecosystems is that it supports every river, and water body must be viewed as a living entity.
We believe this change if effective could become a starting point for urban rivers around the country which are suffering a similar fate.