Having grown up and lived raised in a state of India that is deeply affected by water scarcity, Madhav is perhaps best known for his work on safe water access.
His work is driven by his vision of a world where no human lacks access to safe water, faces food insecurity, or is forced to live in survival mode.
Madhav established Green the Gene as a small environmental club in his school when he was 8 years old. Today, Green the Gene is one of the world’s largest completely youth-led environmental non-profits, with over 7,000 young volunteers and projects in 62 countries and he’s raised over $1.1 million annually in funding.
Madhav’s work pioneers low-cost technology and data driven solutions to help local communities in environmental crises across the world. His focus on safe water accessibility has created affordable and portable water purification devices that bring safe, usable water access to thousands of people in rural areas, especially young people.