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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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Water Supply for Urban Poor in India

The long queues and hours of wait for free water tanker adds on to the prominent challenge of inadequate and unsafe supply of potable water. People then have no other option but to purchase water at greater costs yet of lower quality. WaterAid India in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences developed the report “Water Supply in India for Urban Poor” to provide insights into how the urban water supply services can reach the urban poor.

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Exchanges of Faecal Sludge Management Coalitions

WaterAid India organised a workshop titled, ‘Exchanges of Faecal Sludge Management Coalitions’ on 19 February 2017 to strengthen cross-learning and sharing between different countries in Asia and Africa. The report highlights proceedings from the workshop.

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Wild Water – The State of the World’s Water 2017 (Hindi)

In this briefing, we look at how the struggle of vulnerable rural communities to access clean water is compounded by wild water events. We explore how improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene services makes them better able to withstand catastrophe, and why working towards the Sustainable Development Goal of reaching everyone everywhere with access to clean water by 2030 will be essential in building adaptable, more climate-resilient communities.

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Water security issues in peri-urban areas

Some key takeaways from the SaciWaters Conference on issues of water security in peri-urban areas (26-27 July 2017) as we build our approach towards them. The SaciWaters Conference was rich in terms of detailed and diverse case studies coming from the peri-urban areas of Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore (specifically, Nelamangala), Pondicherry, Gurugram (next to Delhi), Rajarhat (Kolkata) and even covered rapid emergence of small towns in Odisha and West Bengal. There was also a larger presentation around Telangana Government’s ambitious Mission Bhagirath to provide drinking water to all by 2018 and the relevance of water security planning of peri-urban areas in...

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