• Wild Water: State of the World’s Water

    This World Water Day our new report examines the state of rural access to safe drinking water around the world and warns that more extreme weather events resulting from climate change could make it even harder for the world's poorest people to access clean water.

  • The Daily Struggle for Water

    How women in Bundelkhand are forced to make 12-13 rounds daily to fetch water for their families.

  • Catching them young

    How WaterAid India is engaging youth to understand and advocate for the need of safe drinking water for communities.

  • Helping communities adapt to a changing climate

    A look at what WaterAid India is advocating to help people overcome the challenge posed by extreme weather events

  • Community in action to solve water crisis

    How people in Dunguripada, a small village in Nuapada got together to ensure access to safe water in their community.

  • Documenting stories on critical water issues

    WaterAid India and Amity School of Communication announce a photography contest with the theme ‘’Safe Drinking Water for All”.


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.