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Building capacity for urban water supply system and issues

WaterAid India regional office in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh conducted a two-day training  on “Developing understanding and internal capacity to support and influence urban local bodies with community led interventions over urban water supply system and issues” for its regional partners and team. The training was attended by 10 partners from the two states. The... Read more

WaterAid India’s Disability Handbook and Menstrual Hygiene Training manual adopted by Uttar Pradesh government

WaterAid India’s Disability handbook has now been adopted by the Uttar Pradesh government. The handbook will now be disseminated in 75 districts of the state and the guidelines can be used by government functionaries, water and sanitation engineers, representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions, WASH sector professionals, disabled people’s organisations, disability service providers, and organisations representing... Read more

World Toilet Day 2016

For World Toilet Day this year, WaterAid India partnered with the Global Citizen Festival. We supported a number of action journeys for Global Citizen Festival. By signing petitions, sharing content on social media channels and sending emails people earned points. These points were then redeemed to get tickets for the Festival on November 19, World... Read more

Enhancing local capacity for lasting change

One of WaterAid India’s key strategies is to build the capacity of people, their institutions, government functionaries, and agency sectors. This to enable key stakeholders to recognise and deliver on their rights, duties, and responsibilities. Capacity building is also about bringing around change from within a local system. We reached 57,000 people during the first... Read more

WaterAid India celebrates Swachhata Pakhwada in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh

In support of the Swachhata Pakhwada campaign under the Swachh Bharat Mission, WaterAid India organised several events in three of its intervention districts in Madhya Pradesh. The events aimed at addressing implementation of the campaign, as well as spreading awareness on water, sanitation, and hygiene. The total outreach spanning Sehore, Dindori, Datia and Budhni encompassed... Read more

WaterAid India trains chemists in Bihar on water quality training, monitoring and surveillance protocols

Consequent to a Memorandum of Understanding signed between WaterAid India and the Bihar State  Water Sanitation Mission, WaterAid India (WAI) organised a two-day orientation and policy workshop for chemists from 37 districts of Bihar on water quality monitoring and surveillance of testing laboratories on 13 and 14 October, 2016. The MoU addresses technical support from... Read more

WaterAid India receives a grant towards Faecal Sludge Management

WaterAid India (WAI) in partnership with International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and supported by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be implementing a first of its kind project in New Delhi. The on ground implementing partner in this initiative, will be the Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE) India. The... Read more

WaterAid India’s Jal Choupal concept adopted by the Bihar State Government

In a move to provide technical support to the Bihar State Government on clean drinking water, WaterAid India (WAI) formally entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bihar State Water and Sanitation Mission. The four year MoU was signed on 28 September 2016 in Patna by V K Madhavan, Chief Executive WAI; and Birendra... Read more