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WaterAid/ Dieter Telemans

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Water security issues in peri-urban areas

Some key takeaways from the SaciWaters Conference on issues of water security in peri-urban areas (26-27 July 2017) as we build our approach towards them. The SaciWaters Conference was rich in terms of detailed and diverse case studies coming from the peri-urban areas of Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore (specifically, Nelamangala), Pondicherry, Gurugram (next to Delhi), Rajarhat... Read more

Comprehensive programming for menstrual health in schools in India

Schools offer a crucial chance for menstrual hygiene programmes to make transformations that will benefit adolescent girls long into their futures. This Menstrual Hygiene Day, Arundati Muralidharan, WaterAid India’s Policy Manager for WASH in Schools, Health, and Nutrition, describes the menstrual hygiene landscape in India’s schools, and the work WaterAid India is doing to improve... Read more

How my piece on YKA got my workplace to make washrooms more accessible

Access to toilets is a major concern in our country. What is worse is that over 54 lakh citizens with mobility impairment are almost ignored when it comes to access to toilets. The poor accessibility to toilets affects their health, work life, and lifestyle. On World Disability Day 2016, Jolly Mohan, an independent and dynamic... Read more

A member of the housekeeping staff shares how “educated people” behave

Radhamma, a middle-aged housekeeping staff feels appalled at the way in which educated people behave. During an interaction, she shared that even though people have all the money and education, they have some awful toilet habits. It is unfortunate how insensitive these people are towards others, especially the ones who have to clean all the... Read more

Water security planning brooks no more delays

With the onset of summer, the usual problem of water scarcity has started haunting the people of Odisha yet again. From the beginning of the summer season every year, despite the huge investments, the lapses in the service delivery system comes to the forefront due to severe water scarcity. And then, provisioning of water through... Read more

Joining the dots of water wisdom at FSM4 in Chennai

Aiming to share and brainstorm potential solutions, formulate policy recommendations that promote best practices, and identify lessons learned in how to make Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) an integral part of sanitation service delivery, around 1,500 participants convened for the fourth International Faecal Sludge Management Conference (FSM4) in Chennai, India in February 2017. FSM4 was an... Read more

A 10-year-old reveals the disgusting condition of Delhi’s night shelters

The night shelters in Delhi cater to many more people than its capacity. In such pathetic conditions, hygiene and sanitation merely exist, animals and humans share the same drinking water source, while toilets are the hub for all sorts of infections and diseases. Having a safe and clean place to stay is a far-fetched dream... Read more

Proper sanitation and care – Must for every new mom

“With 167 maternal deaths per 1,00,000 live births and 28 newborn deaths per 1,000 live births, India has one of the highest rates of maternal and neonatal mortality in the world. One in five newborn deaths could be prevented by ensuring access to clean water and by providing a clean birthing environment.” The state of... Read more