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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2017

Every year, May 28 is observed as Menstrual Hygiene (MH) Day globally, to call attention and normalise menstruation. This year, WaterAid India, along with other development partners, stakeholders, government, and celebrities were involved in various online and offline campaigns. Our offices in Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh marked the day with state... Read more

Influencing PHED in Madhya Pradesh for making a defunct piped water scheme functional

The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) has allocated Rs 1.22 crore for restoring a defunct piped water scheme in 74 gram panchayats of Sehore and Datia district in Madhya Pradesh. The allocation is a result of advocacy efforts by WaterAid India and our partners in the region for the past three years. The problem in restoration was... Read more

Recognition for WaterAid India core group girls on Women’s day

15-year-old Shailaja, part of WaterAid India’s core group girls team in Telangana has received the TV9 Naveena award under the category ‘Fighting against social evil’ on the eve of International Women’s Day, 2017. The recognition is for her contribution in fighting taboos, myths and misconceptions on menstrual hygiene management not only in her village but... Read more

WaterAid India at FSM4

WaterAid India was at the 4th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference in Chennai from February 20-22. The Conference was attended by around 1000 delegates from across the world working on faecal sludge management and water, sanitation and hygiene issues. WaterAid India set up a stall at the conference and disseminated its work on enabling access... Read more

Promotion of EcoSan toilets in Kanker, Chhattisgarh

WaterAid India regional partner in Kanker, Chhattisgarh came across certain villages with high water table, where despite unsuitability, leach pit toilets were being constructed to become open defecation free (ODF). One such village, Sonpur of Budeli Gram panchayat (in Narharpur block) has some areas where ground water table is high (5-10 feet below ground) and water... Read more

Inception workshop for Delhi decentralised faecal sludge management project

The inception workshop for decentralised Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) project in the Savda Ghevra locality of Delhi was held on February 10 at Delhi. The day long workshop set out to achieve the following key objectives: To setup a multi stakeholder dialogue platform and bring together key officials from the government departments, project partners and... Read more

Training on water security

WaterAid regional office in Bhopal organised four-days training on “perspective building on geo hydrology for water security” from February 8. The training was facilitated by Arid Communities and Technology (ACT) Institute in Bhuj, Gujrat. Twenty-six people from nine partners of WaterAid India participated and developed an understanding of geo hydrology and its importance for water... Read more

Solid Liquid Resource Management Workshop with Swachh Bharat Mission in Uttar Pradesh

WaterAid India’s regional office in Lucknow organised a two days’ workshop on Solid Liquid Resource Management (SLRM) in collaboration with the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in Uttar Pradesh. The workshop which was attended by 110 people included Managing Director, SBM, Mr VK Anand (IAS), SBM team, District Project Coordinators from 23 districts including WaterAid India... Read more