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.


Communal Toilets in Urban Poverty Pockets

An exploratory carried out in seven poverty pockets in Bhopal, India to look at patterns of use of communal latrine facilities in areas where household sanitation options are limited and open defecation is still practised.


Drinking water quality in rural India

India has witnessed significant improvement in rural water supply with increasing coverage of areas and a large volume of financial resources made available. A review of issues and approaches in quality water supply in rual India.


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.


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WaterAid: India visit with Hugh Bonneville
August 2015

How the WASH sector can contribute to the National Nutrition Mission

ARUNDATI MURALIDHARAN The recently approved National Nutrition Mission provides an opportunity to integrate water, sanitation and hygiene interventions for improved nutritional outcomes for children and women. The Government of India’s commitment to improve nutritional status of children and women is receiving unprecedented support. Recently, the Cabinet approved the launch of the National Nutrition Mission with financial support of Rs 9046.17 crore. Perhaps the most promising feature of this Mission is the explicit recognition of the need for convergence among various schemes addressing nutrition along with instituting robust monitoring mechanisms and engendering community participation. While the Mission does not elucidate the...

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