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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...

29 May, 2017 | India
Consultation discusses need for sustainable and scalable solutions for menstrual hygiene management in India

Thought provoking and possible game changing discussions on access, use, disposal and treatment of menstrual hygiene products in India were presented at the one day consultation: Pushing the Boundaries on the MHM Dialogue held here today. Organized by, Dasra in partnership with WaterAid India, RTI International, PATH, Zariya, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and Development Solutions, the consultation focused...

19 May, 2017 | India
Lack of access to water and sanitation will worsen antibiotic crisis in India, WaterAid warns

The race to prevent the ‘catastrophic threat’ of antimicrobial resistance, expected to kill up to 10 million people a year globally by 2050, is being hampered by the lack of access to clean water and good sanitation in developing nations, the international development organisation, WaterAid warned today. The warning comes as health ministers of UN...

21 March, 2017 | India
India ranked first in the world for most rural people without access to clean water

India, one of the world’s fastest growing economies and home to 17% of the world’s population, has the most number of rural people living without access to clean water – 63.4 million – ‘Wild Water’, WaterAid’s State of the World’s Water 2017 report reveals. The report has been released to mark World Water Day on...

2 December, 2016 | India
Inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene essential for life with dignity, says WaterAid

From Liberia to Nepal, Ethiopia to India, progress is being made to ensure more disabled people are living lives with dignity with inclusive water infrastructure, accessible toilets and improved hygiene services, as demonstrated in new photos released by international non-governmental organisation WaterAid to mark the International Day of Persons With Disabilities (3 December). The images...

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