• Nearly a Billion People Still Defecate Outdoors. Here’s Why.

    A recent story in the National Geographic magazine highlights how the problem isn’t just a lack of toilets - it’s a lack of toilets that people want to use.

  • By the people, for the people and with the people

    How Jal Chaupal is helping people to come together to improve access to water in Uttar Pradesh.

  • How clean are schools in Pakur and Dumka?

    WaterAid India conducted a baseline survey of 320 schools in Dumka and Pakur districts of Jharkhand to assess the water, sanitation and hygiene situation in schools.

  • Seven ways water changes everything

    When we help a community get access to safe water, it's no exaggeration to say it's the start of something life-changing.

  • Making household tap connection normal for all!

    How WaterAid India along with the government initiated a multi village piped water scheme in Mardanpur, Madhya Pradesh.

  • #Noshame in menstruation

    Women spend around six to seven years of their lives menstruating. We need to give supportive and healthy environment to manage their periods.


People don't have household toilets in India.


People in India don't have access to safe water.


Over 60,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation in India.

A lack of safe water, adequate sanitation and good hygiene practices is directly linked to fatal diseases and conditions such as cholera and diarrhoea.

What we do

Our mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

Our impact

Our programs serve a wide range of communities, from those living in remote rural villages to small towns to slums in major cities including New Delhi, Hyderabad and Bhopal.

Toilet fact

44 per cent of the total population in India still defecate in the open.

Open defecation causes chronic diarrhoea that leads to stunting.