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.


Solid and Liquid Waste Management in Rural Areas

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) directly impact human health and have far reaching consequences when ignored. India continues to lag behind on WASH indicators despite being one of the fastest growing economies in the world. With a population of over 1.2 billion, there is a mounting and urgent need to address WASH issues.┬áSolid and Liquid Waste Management1 (SLWM) is one of the key components of Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin (SBM-G), launched with the objective of bringing improvement in cleanliness, hygiene and the general quality of life in rural areas. This document presents a basic introduction to Solid Liquid Waste


Solid and Liquid Waste Management in Rural Areas (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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How my piece on YKA got my workplace to make washrooms more accessible

Access to toilets is a major concern in our country. What is worse is that over 54 lakh citizens with mobility impairment are almost ignored when it comes to access to toilets. The poor accessibility to toilets affects their health, work life, and lifestyle. On World Disability Day 2016, Jolly Mohan, an independent and dynamic HR professional, shared an article on her day-to-day struggles of being a paraplegic. It was read by almost 200,000 people and sparked hundreds of important conversations on social media. Soon her workplace created washrooms more accessible for her. Read more

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