JAW (Joint Action for Water) is an initiative aimed at building a vibrant citizens platform on civic issues with core focus on drinking water and sanitation. The intention of the effort is to bring groups working on similar issues in different areas on to a single platform.

The target community is slum dwellers living in Hyderabad City. The long-term goal is to capacitate people living in slums of Hyderabad to mobilize himself or herself as a collective and build pressure for better access to civic services from government agencies.