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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.

Beneath the Surface: The State of the World’s Water
2019

Beneath the Surface: The State of the World’s Water 2019

Some 4 billion people in the world live in physically water-scarce areas and 844 million don’t have access to clean water close to home. The world’s water crisis is getting worse, yet globally we use six times as much water today as we did 100 years ago, driven by population growth and changes in diets and consumer habits. Beneath the Surface: The State of the World’s Water 2019, reveals the countries where the largest populations live with physical water scarcity, how ballooning consumer  demands jeopardise water access for the poorest and most marginalised people, and how making thoughtful choices as consumers can help ensure access to water

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Climate change and resilient WASH in South Asia

Access to safe drinking water and sanitation is the foremost resilience measure for climate change adaptation in the long run as well as an emergency response to get life back on track after an extreme weather event or a disaster. Although WASH is an important reactive strategy for disaster response and a proactive measure for the reduction of disaster risks, it has not got due attention as a key adaptation strategy to climate change.

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State of Urban Water Supply in India

A snapshot of the urban drinking water situation from a policy, program and institutional and systems perspective.

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Climate change and resilient WASH services in South Asia

VANITA SUNEJA With a large population living in poverty and fragile topography, South Asia region is going to be the most affected by climate change. In 2018, Lancet’s countdown on health and climate change estimated that the number of people exposed to heat waves in India increased by 40 million in five years from 2012 to 2016. In past few years, western India, southern and central Pakistan and north-western region of Bangladesh have faced frequent droughts. Severe heat waves and prolonged droughts diminish the quality and availability of water, whether it is surface water or groundwater. Water stress makes women...

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