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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

Sanitation park in Rajnandgaon offers technological options for household toilets in rural areas

WaterAid India in partnership with Lokshakti Samajsevi Sanstha (LSS) has set up a sanitation park in Rajnandgoan district of Chhattisgarh. The park which is housed in the training centre of LSS demonstrates four kinds of toilets; a standard twin leach pit toilet; twin leach pit toilet for space crunch areas, a bio-toilet and an EcoSan... Read more

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