• Menstrual Hygiene Day 2017

    A look at how WaterAid India, along with other development partners, stakeholders, government, and celebrities were involved in various online and offline campaigns on this important day.

  • Joining the dots of water wisdom at FSM4 in Chennai

    Very few countries in the developing world have more than 20% coverage of underground sewerage network, which is often decades old. By the time we intend to reconstruct sewerage networks, our rivers and water bodies will die due to increased pollution levels. We need to connect the dots by re-engineering our environmental system and using the water wisdom.

  • It all begins at school

    Schools offer a crucial chance for menstrual hygiene programmes to make transformations that will benefit adolescent girls long into their futures. A look at the menstrual hygiene landscape in India’s schools, and the work WaterAid India is doing to improve it.

  • Our appeal to get 2500 children in a school access to water needs your help

    The school which is almost 25 years old relies on water tankers to get its daily water supply. But the tankers come on alternate days and the school water storage is often insufficient to meet the drinking water and toilet needs of the school children. You can change this!

  • What does solid liquid waste management mean?

    A look at basics of solid liquid management and how it is key to maintain cleanliness and hygiene


People don't have household toilets in India.


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


Over 68,000 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.