PublicationsA look at the reports and briefs about policy and practice in water, sanitation and hygiene.
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.
Sacosan VII: Financing universal access to sanitation and hygiene by 2030 in South Asia
The paper draws significant inputs and builds on the thematic Sector Financing WASH paper prepared by the Secretariat for SACOSAN VII, Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan. The paper identifies some of the main barriers to financing universal access to sanitation and hygiene and considers the rationale for enhancing domestic resource mobilisation and Official Development Assistance (ODA) to address existing financing gaps and considers the transparency and inequality of financing. Finally, it recommends key actions for member countries and their cooperating partners.
The Water Gap: The State of the World’s Water 2018
Already more than 60% of humanity lives in areas of water stress, where the supply of water cannot or will not continue to meet demand. If water is not managed more prudently – from source, to tap, and back to source – the crises observed today will become the catastrophes of tomorrow. This year’s The State of the World’s Water reveals that the number of people defined as without clean water close to home has gone up, with new entries in our ranking.
Out of Order: The State of the World’s Toilets 2017
It is easy to take a toilet for granted – lock the door, do your business, flush when finished, and forget all about it. But for 2.3 billion people worldwide – almost one in three – such a normal part of daily life is out of reach. The State of the World’s Toilets 2017 explores how the lack of decent toilets around the world prevents women and girls from fulfilling their potential.
ISHITA RAMPAL India, a country home to over 1.3 billion people, is equivalent to 17.7% of the world’s total population. Along with the varied culture and diversity, emerges an overwhelming reality – the lack of basics such as clean water to drink, an accessible toilet, and good hygiene practices. As I travelled to some of the most remote rural communities and trailed the lanes of urban slum dwellings in fast-growing towns, this blatant truth was everywhere. But even though the growing population and the lack of resources has its own challenges, there are communities and small groups of men, women,...