PublicationsA look at the reports and briefs about policy and practice in water, sanitation and hygiene.
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.
Quality and sustainability of toilets
With an aim to ensure open defecation free (ODF) India by 2019, Swachh Bharat Mission has been progressing at a rapid pace. Since its start in October 2014, over four crore toilets have been constructed across rural India. Lakhs of villages and hundreds of districts are being declared ODF across the country. However, there are concerns that the rapid top-down implementation focused on construction targets might have come about at the expense of the quality of the implementation. One key aspect within that would be the toilet technology choice and quality of the toilets built, which would affect the sustainability.
The Water Gap: The State of the World’s Water 2018
Already more than 60% of humanity lives in areas of water stress, where the supply of water cannot or will not continue to meet demand. If water is not managed more prudently – from source, to tap, and back to source – the crises observed today will become the catastrophes of tomorrow. This year’s The State of the World’s Water reveals that the number of people defined as without clean water close to home has gone up, with new entries in our ranking.
WASH situation under Swachh Bharat Mission: Report of an early assessment in 2016
A concurrent assessment of rural SBM implementation across nine states in January to April 2016, to assess the status of WASH, and propose necessary policy implementation changes.
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,...