Policy regarding water, water resources and related infrastructure usually emphasizes the need to be resilient, secure and sustainable. But is this something that can be implemented practically, and, if so, how? Therefore, one needs to look at what such a system would look like. In the Indian context, where we have large ground to cover, this would mean a system that encompasses practical policy-making, implementable infrastructure solutions to save and harvest water and also a system that can route this water back to the citizens during disruptive events. But this requires social as well as technical engineering, and a movement like RECITY to enable the complex interactions between the citizenry, government, and the technological experts.