Advanced Center for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM) is a not-for-profit organization that has been working working on groundwater resources management for more nearly 15 years. Through its research and training activities, ACWADAM has worked with a range of partners on various aspects of groundwater management across the country, including challenging areas such as the flood plains of North Bihar, Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, tribal hinterlands of Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh and the mountainous terrain of Western Ghats and Himalaya. ACWADAM now carries an experience of hydrogeological work across a geodiverse range. Drawing on its wide array of experiences from the academic, corporate and voluntary sectors, its work has unwound in unique ways into seemingly inaccessible niches, both geographically and objectively. ACWADAM was established by like-minded professionals working together at University of Pune in 1999. Hence, the paradigm of its work is rooted in discussion by these academics some 30 years ago. In other words, ACWADAM brings nearly 30 years of work on groundwater resources, particularly in the science of groundwater to all that it does today. Its strength stems from the fact that most of the initial work by the core team in ACWADAM is related to the sustainability of groundwater resources in hard rock aquifers in India, including conflicts between irrigation and drinking water supplies, in collaboration with renowned national and international organizations. ACWADAM’s pedagogy focuses on understanding aquifers and demystifying this understanding to manage groundwater as ‘common pool’. This concept has taken on various hues and colours in the manner of its implementation in the field through various collaborations with partner organisations, in turn, improving water security and conservation in many rural areas of India. ACWADAM also generated interest for major policy reforms to address groundwater problems in India. With its wide-ranging experience in the characterization of aquifers, the core ACWADAM team boasts of more than 200 peer-reviewed national and international publications on groundwater and allied fields. ACWADAM has, in the recent past, played a crucial role in developing The National Aquifer Mapping and Groundwater Management plan under the Government of India’s Planning Commission’s 12th Five year plan. ACWADAM is playing a pivotal role in the development of a rationale regarding knowledge driven management of the spring water resources in the Himalayan region through engagement with various partners, including some State Governments. ACWADAM’s active involvement in some of the “springshed” development projects in this region with Government and Non-Government partners has yielded fruitful results, particularly in improving the drinking water security for people who depend on spring water. In its renewed interest and foray into the groundwater – energy – climate nexus ACWADAM is hoping to develop a discourse on aquifers, energy management and mitigating climate risk, especially in diverse hydrogeological settings in India, developing community resilience across a wide-ranging spectrum of society in the country.