Dilip Pawar is an important member of the group working on the problem of pollution of Panchaganga River in Kolhapur. He was the convener of the movement that strived to get water from Kalammawadi reservoir to Kolhapur through a direct pipeline. This scheme has been approved recently. He has published an informative booklet on the subject. He is an active member of the steering committee that is consistently waging a struggle for cleaning of Rankalalake, Panchaganga and the immersion of flowers and idols during festive season. Mr. Pawar is carrying forward the legacy of the late DhanajiraoJadhav by contributing to various initiatives revolving around problems related to water.