• International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    We launched ‘The Handbook on Accessible Household Sanitation facilities for Persons with Disabilities’ last year. This handbook serves as a practical guide to provide possible sanitation solutions for people with disabilities.

  • 15 per cent of the world’s population have some form of disability

    Water aid is calling on goverments to ensure more disabled people are living with dignity with inclusive water infrastructure, accessible toilets and improved hygiene services.

  • School Wash Clubs in Action

    Meet Deepika, Harpreet and Komal: members of newly formed school water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Club who are helping change hygiene and cleanliness practices of other students.

  • Finding a toilet in cities around the world is no easy task

    Our latest report ‘Overflowing Cities’ gathers immense media coverage on World Toilet Day this year.

  • The State of the World’s Toilets 2016

    India ranks top for having the greatest number of urbanites living without a safe, private toilet— 157 million – as well as the most urban dwellers practising open defecation— 41 million.

  • Open defecation in India

    Forcing people to stop is not the solution

  • Toilets save lives

    Your ₹1,500 enables physically challenged girls access a disabled-friendly toilet and lead a life of dignity and quality.


People don't have household toilets in India.


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


Over 140,000 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.