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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...

22 September, 2015 | Global
Deliver on Global Goal on water and sanitation to transform our world, says WaterAid

On the verge of an unprecedented world commitment to end extreme poverty and create a fairer, more sustainable planet, WaterAid India urges leaders to deliver on the new UN Global Goals and leave no one behind. Global Goal 6 commits UN member-states to delivering basic access to water, sanitation and hygiene to everyone, everywhere by...

14 September, 2015 | India
Roundtable consultation on Goal 6 of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals by WaterAid India and Wada Na Todo Abhiyan

New Delhi: A roundtable consultation was held in New Delhi on September 14, 2015 to discuss and articulate key recommendations for Goal 6 indicators to be considered as part of the initial assessment of proposed provisional indicators by the UN Statistical Commission. A total of around 60 people attended the consultation encompassing government, civil society...

25 August, 2015 | India
Kaun Kitney Paani Mein makes its Bollywood premiere

First ever Bollywood film to highlight water scarcity Produced by the ONE DROP Foundation with support from WaterAid India New Delhi: Kaun Kitney Paani Mein (KKPM) is a new Hindi feature film directed by Nila Madhab Panda (award-winning Director of ‘I am Kalam’) set in a hypothetical village in Odisha. The film is a satire...

10 July, 2015 | Global
WaterAid India calls on the Government to keep promises to deliver safe water and toilets in Addis negotiations

As officials from various countries travel to Addis Ababa for the UN International Financing for Development (FFD) Conference, WaterAid India has called upon them to keep their commitments to prioritise access to water, sanitation and good hygiene in national budgets, so that no one is left behind. The Addis conference will determine how countries around...

4 July, 2015 | India
Madhya Pradesh now holds the Guinness World Record for most people washing their hands in multiple locations

New Delhi: The Guinness Book of World Records has officially declared setting of a new world record for most people washing their hands in multiple locations for an event organised by the Department of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh (India) to promote the importance of hygiene among children. The technical support...

29 June, 2015 | Global
New figures reveal nearly 2.4 billion people in the world still without basic toilets

Some 663 million people are still without an ‘improved’ source of water and some 2.36 billion do not have a basic, hygienic toilet, a joint monitoring programme by Unicef and WHO has revealed today. The regular update is the last under the Millennium Development Goals, a set of lofty UN ambitions which set out in...

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