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National Conclave on Drinking Water Quality

On 7 July, 2017, PHD Chamber for Commerce organised a ‘National Conclave on Drinking Water Quality’ in New Delhi. The conclave focussed on solutions for managing water quality, affordable clean drinking water for all, planning for sustainable utilities, sewage treatment, wastewater management, and designing integrated infrastructure. WaterAid India was the Knowledge Partner for the conclave... Read more

Improving WASH in Health Care Facilities of Kanker district, Chhattisgarh

WaterAid India regional team in Chhattisgarh, in collaboration with its partner NGO Samarthan, has initiated a dialogue with the district health department and Jivan Deep Samiti (JDS) of all Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs), and district medical hospitals, to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities in healthcare centres. Jivan Deep Samiti... Read more

Effective WASH planning with baseline surveys

Universal access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene can only be achieved by understanding the core causes of its deprivation and identifying the problem areas that affect the implementation of strategies. It is also essential to develop strategies that effectively contribute to these conditions. WaterAid India (WAI) has thus taken up a baseline... Read more

Promoting eco-friendly toilets in Chhattisgarh

With millions of people across the country unable to access basic sanitation facilities, Ecological Sanitation (EcoSan) toilets have emerged as a sustainable concept to fix the sanitation problem in India. This year, on World Environment Day, the Kanker district of Chhattisgarh promoted EcoSan toilets, basis the theme – connecting people to nature. While there is... Read more

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