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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...

18 February, 2015 | India
India WASH Summit concludes with concrete recommendations for a clean India

New Delhi: The 3-day India WASH Summit hosted by WaterAid India and supported by the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation and the Ministry of Urban Development ended today on a high note. An event aimed at finding solutions for Government of India’s ambitious efforts to make India open defecation free by 2019 through the...

16 February, 2015 | India
‘India WASH Summit’ kicks off in Delhi today to find solutions for Swachh Bharat

New Delhi: The first India WASH Summit kicked off today in New Delhi. Hosted by WaterAid India and supported by the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation and the Ministry of Urban Development, this one of its kind event aims to identify solutions for Government of India’s ambitious efforts to make India open defecation free...

13 February, 2015 | India
WaterAid India to host ‘India WASH Summit’ in New Delhi to identify solutions for Swachh Bharat

New Delhi: WaterAid India in partnership with the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation and Ministry of Urban Development is hosting the India WASH Summit in New Delhi from 16-18 February 2015 to bring together the government, the private sector as well as the civil society working to make clean India a reality by 2019...

13 January, 2015 | Global
Shekhar Kapur leads esteemed panel for film competition with WaterAid and WorldView

For immediate release Indian film director, producer and actor Shekhar Kapur has joined top international film directors and specialists to support the global sH2Orts film competition, organised by the charity WaterAid and WorldView. The competition, which runs until 20 February, invites budding filmmakers from across the world to produce one-minute films about what water means...

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