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

12 May, 2016 | India
WaterAid India unveils ‘Loo With A View’ toilet at Simhastha Kumbh in Ujjain

May 12, New Delhi: With almost 173 people defecating in the open for every square kilometer, India has the highest number of people without access to sanitation. The resulting health crisis is a serious matter as more than 140,000 children younger than five years die each year in India from diarrhoea. To give a small...

22 March, 2016 | India
WaterAid releases ‘Water: At what cost? The State of the World’s Water’ to mark World Water Day 2016

The report titled “Water: At What Cost? The State of the World’s Water” was released on the occasion of World Water Day by WaterAid India. Also present on the occasion were UNICEF India, India WASH Forum and Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability. The report reflects on the most difficult areas globally for people to...

7 March, 2016 | India
What’s in the bag?

This Women’s Day, WaterAid unveils what mothers-to-be like to take to hospitals in their maternity bags. Clothes for the newborn baby, medicines prescribed by the doctor, few toys, toiletries, water bottle are a few items similar to every maternity bag across the country. For World Women’s Day, WaterAid undertook a project to get a glimpse...

22 December, 2015 | India
Handbook on Accessible Household Sanitation facilities for Persons with Disabilities launched

As part of the national effort to include everyone, everywhere to access improved  sanitation, provide equal opportunities for persons with disabilities (PwDs) and menstruating women and school girls, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS), Government of India on December 22nd launched the ‘Handbook on Accessible Household Sanitation facilities for Persons with Disabilities’ in...

19 November, 2015 | India
India has most number of people waiting for sanitation in the world says WaterAid

On this World Toilet Day, 19 November, WaterAid India is calling on central and state governments to commit to delivering universal access to sanitation following the release of a new report showing which countries in the world have the worst rates of access to safe, private toilets. WaterAid’s first “It’s No Joke – State of...

27 October, 2015 | India
WaterAid calls for the inclusion of hygiene indicator in Global Goals

Discussion of how the Global Goals will be achieved started on 26th October as experts from around the world convened in Thailand to decide on how progress will be measured to ensure that no-one is missed out of the Goals which have at their heart the permanent eradication of extreme poverty. The second meeting of...

15 October, 2015 | India
State wide campaigns by WaterAid India to spread hygiene messages this Global Handwashing Day

Delhi, October 15: For this Global Handwashing Day 2015 (Oct 15), WaterAid India undertook a range of activities across India to increase awareness about the importance of good hygiene. In Delhi, WaterAid India in partnership with the Society for All Round Development (SARD) organized a hygiene quiz to reinforce the importance of hygiene within school...

1 October, 2015 | India
Swachh Bharat needs sustained efforts to truly succeed, says WaterAid

As the Indian government gears up to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of the ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), WaterAid India analyses its performance over the last year on what has worked, what hasn’t worked that well and what needs to be improved to make India open defecation free by 2019. It is...

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