Publications

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.

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Drinking water and sanitation status in India

An assessment of the drinking water and sanitation situation in the country in terms of coverage and financing gaps, if any, keeping the targets of the Millennium Development Goals as a benchmark for this assessment.

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Profiling “Informal City” of Delhi

An attempt to understand the context in which the urban poor come to Delhi and live there. It analyses the potential programming options and reviews urban development programmes and projects, functioning of institutions and policies, trends in terms of access to minimum services (water and sanitation).

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It’s No Joke: The State of the World’s Toilets 2015

We all laugh at toilet humour – but the state of the world’s toilets is really no joke. If you stretched all 774 million people in India now waiting for household toilets, the queue would stretch from Earth to the moon – and beyond!

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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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