In A Nutshell 

After realizing that water scarcity was a perpetual challenge in her home country, India, Jyoti Sharma took matters into her own hands. Jyoti brings together people and resources to create a sustainable approach to water conservation.

About Jyoti

Jyoti Sharma is committed to improving the health and well-being of communities across India by facilitating social innovations that improve water security and sanitation. After being confronted with an intractable problem in her community—water scarcity—Jyoti fused her economics and business background to address a key healthcare concern she witnessed all around her— ailments related to water insecurity. In 2004, she founded the FORCE Group of Nonprofits with an interdisciplinary approach to addressing water conservation. A nationally acclaimed organization, FORCE brings access to clean water in communities, reducing the burden of disease. Jyoti is an Economics Honors graduate from Delhi University, business management alumnus from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), an Ashoka Fellow, and a 2016 Taubman Fellow and Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Brown University. She has been nominated to several policy-making and advisory committees for Water Conservation, Safe Water and Sanitation of the Indian Union and State Governments. Jyoti has authored articles for international publications in addition to authoring the book, Effective Social Innovation.
Climate health, our health

We need our planet more than it needs us.  Human health and climate health are intimately intertwined.

We, individually and collectively,  have  a relationship with the planet we live on. Like the human body, the planet Earth is a complicated balance of elements that work in harmony to provide stability long into the future. When that balance is disrupted by unnatural events, such as human activity, our future is less certain.

When we consider human health, we must consider how the health of our climate health shapes it—whether it is the impact the climate has on the social determinants of health, the depletion of essential resources like water caused by a changing climate, how we can harness art to connect ourselves to our environment, or how united communities may have profound impacts.

Our speakers have a unique understanding of our connection to climate and its impact on our health. They ask us to consider how we may act as communities on a road toward a healthier world, both for our climate and ourselves.