Lutheran World Relief has been named a winner of the competitive Water Window Challenge, securing a $1 million grant for the expansion of LWR’s Trans-Boundary Flood Resilience Project helping communities on the India-Nepal border cope with persistent and destructive flooding.

The Water Window Challenge is a global competition initiated by the Z Zurich Foundation and the Global Resilience Partnership seeking innovative solutions by multi-disciplinary teams to increase the resilience of flood-prone communities in West Africa’s Sahel region, the Horn of Africa, and in South and Southeast Asia. Almost 400 initial Challenge entries were whittled down to a final 12 solutions considered to have the greatest potential impact.

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