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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

WaterAid India partners with Global Citizen Festival India

WaterAid India is partnering with the Global Citizen Festival India (GCFI) in support of the Global Goals. Global Citizen is a social action platform through which people can learn about issues, take action on what matters most and join a community committed to social change. This year, the Festival in India will focus on gender... Read more

Blue for Pink: WaterAid India at Pinkathon

In partnership with the United Sisters Foundation, WaterAid India (WAI) supported by its Delhi partner FORCE and Nine is Mine Campaign, organised events on the first weekend of September 2016 in the run up to Pinkathon- India’s largest women’s only marathon. Pinkathon, with model and actor Milind Soman among its founders, was created to stress... Read more