Media releases

Collection of our latest and archived press releases for use by journalists and anyone supporting our work.
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Recent releases

5 June, 2018 | India
Parched earth and shrinking rivers: WaterAid releases list of water-scarce regions to watch

• Based on current rates of access to water and unsustainable water usage, these are countries where the poor will suffer most • List of water-scarce nations comes ahead of global review of UN Sustainable Development Goal for progress on water Cities and villages in northern and central India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, southern Madagascar and southern Mozambique...

24 May, 2018 | India
On Menstrual Hygiene Day, WaterAid India calls for WASH facilities that are responsive to the menstrual hygiene needs of women and girls

Currently, approximately 336 million girls and women experience menstruation in India. With more girls and women having access to toilets than ever before, Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) has critical implications for their ability to be able to manage their monthly menses in a safe and hygienic manner. Good menstrual hygiene calls for the use of...

24 April, 2018 | India
WaterAid India launches ‘Dreams for Sale’ Campaign

A campaign that narrates about dreams lost due to lack of clean water In a country where 163 million Indians lack access to clean water, making everyday a struggle for survival, the non-profit WaterAid India working towards access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, announced the launch of their latest campaign ‘Dreams for...

21 March, 2018 | India
The Water Gap: With 60% of the world now living in water stressed areas, WaterAid report reveals nations with lowest access to water

With Cape Town working to avert its ‘Day Zero’, when water taps are likely to be shutoff, a new WaterAid report reveals millions of others around the world already face these conditions daily.  WaterAid’s State of the World’s Water 2018: The Water Gap reveals Uganda, Niger, Mozambique, India and Pakistan are among the countries where...

16 November, 2017 | India
India has the most women waiting for a toilet – reveals WaterAid’s report, calls for urgent action

India remains the nation with the most people without toilets, reveals WaterAid’s State of the World’s Toilets 2017 report. Despite immense progress through the Swachh Bharat Mission, more than 732 million people still suffer fear and indignity of relieving themselves in the open or in unsafe or unhygienic toilets – a situation that is worse...

5 September, 2017 | India
WaterAid India in association with Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club launches ‘Stop #PaaniPeKabaddi’ campaign to raise awareness on the daily struggle for water

A new digital campaign launched today by WaterAid India together with Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club (DDKC) aims to raise awareness on the daily struggle for accessing clean water. Today, 157 million Indians lack access to clean water, making every day a struggle for survival. Stop #PaaniPeKabaddi in the season of the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League...

4 September, 2017 | India
South Asia Floods: Women and children most at risk as millions remain without water and sanitation, WaterAid warns

The international development organisation WaterAid on Monday warned that women and children continue to be most at risk from the floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.  The flood waters have affected 40 million people — a population the size of London and Tokyo combined—causing significant damage to water and sanitation facilities. These devastating floods have...

4 August, 2017 | India
In pictures: Rare insight in to the changing lives of India’s remote tribal communities

To see the full photo gallery click here A series of intimate pictures taken by award-winning photographer, Ronny Sen, for Indian non-profit WaterAid India, reveals the changing lives of some of India’s remote tribal communities. Sen visited Baiga and Gond tribes in the highland district of Dindori in central India, as part of WaterAid’s summer...

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