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Recent releases

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...

5 June, 2015 | Global
WaterAid reacts to ‘zero draft’ of UN Sustainable Development framework

SDGs map out development, aim to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 Draft will be debated, signed by 193 UN member-states New Delhi: WaterAid India welcomes the retention of the dedicated goal on water and sanitation in the ‘zero draft’ of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Framework but warned the right to water and sanitation should...

26 May, 2015 | India
One year on, India’s need for ‘toilets not temples’ still critical, says WaterAid

Nearly 70,000 new toilets a day needed to reach everyone by 2019 Toilets help reduce risk of violence against women and improve health Video News Release with transcript 10-minute film Password: ACROSSTH3TR4CKS Images One year after Narendra Modi’s rise to power in India following his ‘toilets, not temples’ campaign, access to sanitation is improving but...

14 April, 2015 | Global
Singapore’s legacy in sanitation provides lessons for developing world, WaterAid research finds

Developing world cities can learn lessons from the legacy of Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore when it comes to modernising slums with safe water and proper sanitation, new WaterAid analysis has found. Strong political leadership, public infrastructure, planning and monitoring, as demonstrated in South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, can transform cities with universal or...

5 March, 2015 | Global
Indian film shortlisted in global sH2Orts competition

Devdatt Manjrekar, a 28-year old filmmaker from India is one of 21 people worldwide to be shortlisted in WaterAid and Worldview’s international film competition – sH2Orts. Devdatt’s film is a bold call to establish rituals that save water and was chosen from the diverse range of films that were submitted by budding filmmakers from 35...

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