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!
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.
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.
Stories from our work
When people's lives are transformed there is always a great story to tell.
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44 per cent of the total population in India still defecate in the open.