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A look at the reports and briefs about policy and practice in water, sanitation and hygiene.
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Latest publications

WaterAid India develops a wide range of publications including technical reports, policy briefs, operations research, qualitative evaluations, good practice documents, and IEC materials. Available here are these publications for your reading and review.

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Wild Water – The State of the World’s Water 2017

In this briefing, we look at how the struggle of vulnerable rural communities to access clean water is compounded by wild water events. We explore how improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene services makes them better able to withstand catastrophe, and why working towards the Sustainable Development Goal of reaching everyone everywhere with access to clean water by 2030 will be essential in building adaptable, more climate-resilient communities.

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Wild Water – The State of the World’s Water 2017 (Hindi)

In this briefing, we look at how the struggle of vulnerable rural communities to access clean water is compounded by wild water events. We explore how improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene services makes them better able to withstand catastrophe, and why working towards the Sustainable Development Goal of reaching everyone everywhere with access to clean water by 2030 will be essential in building adaptable, more climate-resilient communities.

Healthy Start Campaign

Healthy Start Campaign

With 167 maternal deaths per 1,00,000 live births and 28 newborn deaths per 1,000 live births1, India has one of the highest rates of maternal and infant mortality in the world. Studies have shown that many deaths in the first month of life result from diseases and conditions that are preventable. Sepsis, a leading cause of infection in newborns, is associated with unclean practices at and after birth. One in five newborn deaths within the first month of birth, could be prevented by ensuring access to clean water and providing a clean birthing environment2. Evidence also suggests that poor water

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A 10-year-old reveals the disgusting condition of Delhi’s night shelters

In one of the rain baseras (night shelters) I visited with my father and his colleagues at midnight on 19th January 2017, I got to see a newspaper called Balaknama and to meet one of its reporters. The newspaper is mainly based on the lives of street children and looks into matters of police brutality, child labour and sexual abuse. The newspaper is the world’s first to be run by street children and has over ten thousand children working for it all across India. I also observed that there were more people crammed in the tents and shelters than their capacities....

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