A look at the reports and briefs about policy and practice in water, sanitation and hygiene.
WaterAid/ Poulomi Basu

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.


Burden of Inheritance: Can we stop manual scavenging ? Yes, but first we need to accept it exists

An attempt to understand the complex and shameful practice of manual scavenging which unfortunately still exists in our country. The stories documented tell a poignant tale of despair and hope.


Feeling the Pulse: A Study of the Total Sanitation Campaign in Five States

A study to understand the principles of what has worked and what has not worked in TSC which is the national programme on reforms in rural sanitation launched by the Government of India in 1999. The focus of this study is to draw learning lessons from the implementation experience so far, for improved effectiveness in the future.


Drought and Drinking water crisis in Bundelkhand

This issue focuses on the consecutive five years of drought in the Bundelkhand region of India, and the resultant impact on drinking water availability. Documenting the resilience of some communities, it analyses the root causes for such a scarcity of water.


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Mala, Community Mobilizer and Anita, Panchayat Mobilizer facilitating the MHM session with village women and adolescent girls. Baisenbagh village, post interventionLucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Menstruation taboos: Reaching out only to adolescent girls is not enough

Shamed for a period stain, a young girl ends her life. It makes us rethink –is addressing menstruation related taboos by reaching out only to adolescent girls enough? A young girl ending her life because she was shamed in school for period stain on her uniform is unacceptable. A teacher humiliating a female student for a period stain in class is unacceptable. But, let us pause and think through what led to the event in Tamil Nadu a couple of weeks ago. India has undoubtedly made significant progress in tackling the much-tabooed topic of menstruation and menstrual hygiene. We have...

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