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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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Technical Briefs on Menstrual Hygiene Management

WaterAid India in collaboration with Zariya, PATH, WSSCC and Development Solutions have developed three technical briefs on normalising menstruation; menstrual hygiene products; and management of menstrual waste. The focus of the briefs is to bring to the forefront important but less discussed issues around .

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Solid and Liquid Waste Management in Rural Areas

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) directly impact human health and have far reaching consequences when ignored. India continues to lag behind on WASH indicators despite being one of the fastest growing economies in the world. With a population of over 1.2 billion, there is a mounting and urgent need to address WASH issues. Solid and Liquid Waste Management1 (SLWM) is one of the key components of Swachh Bharat Mission – Gramin (SBM-G), launched with the objective of bringing improvement in cleanliness, hygiene and the general quality of life in rural areas. This document presents a basic introduction to Solid Liquid Waste

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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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Mala, Community Mobilizer and Anita, Panchayat Mobilizer facilitating the MHM session with village women and adolescent girls. Baisenbagh village, post interventionLucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Menstruation taboos: Reaching out only to adolescent girls is not enough

Shamed for a period stain, a young girl ends her life. It makes us rethink –is addressing menstruation related taboos by reaching out only to adolescent girls enough? A young girl ending her life because she was shamed in school for period stain on her uniform is unacceptable. A teacher humiliating a female student for a period stain in class is unacceptable. But, let us pause and think through what led to the event in Tamil Nadu a couple of weeks ago. India has undoubtedly made significant progress in tackling the much-tabooed topic of menstruation and menstrual hygiene. We have...

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