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.


Opinion and analysis around our policy, practice and advocacy work. Join the conversation.


Together, making a lasting impact!

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,...

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