Where we workOur programmes serve a wide range of communities, from those living in remote rural villages to small towns to slums.
We were among the first to voice and demand that safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation needed to be mainstreamed in the policy and programming of health, nutrition and education sectors.
Based on experience and knowledge gained through on-ground work, we approach WASH as a human right. This approach not only contributes to increased access to WASH services, but also empowers the marginalised, which in turn leads to overall development.
The geographic areas that WaterAid India focuses on are based on our strategic priorities; our niche; the regions that have the most WASH challenges; presence of other sector players; and our own current presence in the country.
Our vision of universal access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene is embedded in the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of our programmes and policy work.
We are moving away from direct service delivery. We have also strategically started collaborating with cross-sectoral organizations working in the areas of health, nutrition, and education. We actively engage with government to influence policies, strengthen governance and accountability measures and implementation at the national, state, district, and village levels to ensure sustainability.
WaterAid India operates in 11 states of India through four regional offices and one country office in Delhi.