The Tuul is a sacred river in central and northern Mongolia. It is 437.4 miles long, with a catchment area of 19,243.33 square miles. It flows from east to west, covering central parts of Mongolia. It is the freshwater source for the country’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. The Tuul River basin is considered as the key zone for the country’s socioeconomic and industrial developments.
Javzansuren Norvanchig worked as the Water Supply Manager of Action Against Hunger for more than 2 years. The position helped her found her passion for the right to water and good water resource management. She is now the Project Coordinator of WaSH Action Mongolia, and the Tuul River Waterkeeper, which aims to improve access to safe water and sanitation services for vulnerable population.