Site Rules

Terms and Conditions


  • The Mumbai Water Narratives (MWN) is a digital platform initiated by Living Waters Museum to curate and host stories on water heritage, cultures and practices in Mumbai.

  • Launched in 2017, Living Waters Museum (LWM) is a virtual museum and a member of the Global Network of Water Museums (WAMU-NET), endorsed by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Hydrology Program. WAMU-NET adheres to all international best practices followed by digital, virtual or physical museums. 

  • The Living Waters Museum is a digital platform curating stories on water heritage, currently based at the Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University. It is an independent, self-funded initiative, supported in kind only by the University, i.e., infrastructure and administrative support for our small team comprising staff, research students and interns.

  • The Mumbai Water Narratives platform includes a variety of partners, both individuals and institutions from the public and private sector, civil society, the arts and academia.  




  • All content on the Mumbai Water Narratives (MWN) platform has been developed in collaboration with other organisations and individuals including graduate students, interns, artists, writers, commercial studios, NGOs and academic institutions for non-commercial purposes. All videos, images, illustrations, icons, photographs and written material are owned by the individual or organisation that created them.

  • We invite you to use the material on this website for educational or personal purposes only, with due credit and acknowledgement. If you would like access to any specific content, please write to us at for permission, which will only be granted for non-commercial purposes.


Privacy Policy 


  • Living Waters Museum does not automatically gather any personal information from you. Cookies are only used to track visitors to the site and to determine the proportion of repeat visitors. They do not allow us to identify individuals or disclose any of your personal information.




  • To save the user’s internet bandwidth and data transfer, Mumbai Water Narratives servers will cache files like text, images, videos, 3d models, 3d images, scripts on the server side banded with the browser used by client.

  • Data presented by the MWN portal may get saved in cache memory of the user’s devices (e.g., laptops, smartphones, or tablets) for offline use or in case of network unavailability.



Linking to other websites

  • We do not assume liability for any content of third party websites that we have provided links to on our website.

  • The links provided on our website are for referencing and informational purposes only. This does not constitute endorsement of any other website or external content.

  • This website may be linked to a third party website, on the condition that no page of this website is replicated. In case of breach of any of these conditions, the website organisers shall not be held responsible.



  • While the content of the website is to up to date and correct to the best of our knowledge, we do not guarantee the same. We therefore do not accept any liability should there be any damages as a result of information collected through our website


  • The responsibility to obtain consent from a subject lies with the contributor prior to photography/audiography. The contributor may only submit work that has the express consent of the subject of photography or research. The contributor must confirm that all photography of minors under the age of 14 is done with express consent of their guardian.



  • The views and content on the website are personal to the author and do not represent the views of MWN. The organisers are not responsible for any intended or unintended maligning of any religion, ethnic group, institution or individual by any author published on this website.


Banganga, Source: Mohammed Esa Sheikh

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Kanheri Caves, Source: Vanessa Lobo