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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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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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Break the Taboos Poster Series

Menstruation is a natural and healthy process but it is a topic that many women are uncomfortable discussing in public. This is compounded by gender inequality, which excludes women and girls from decision-making processes and prevalence of taboos that seek to restrict women and girls from managing their menstruation safely in a supportive and healthy environment. This poster series available in English, Hindi, Telugu and Odiya seeks to dispel some of the common taboos associated with menstruation in India.

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Climate change and resilient WASH services in South Asia

VANITA SUNEJA With a large population living in poverty and fragile topography, South Asia region is going to be the most affected by climate change. In 2018, Lancet’s countdown on health and climate change estimated that the number of people exposed to heat waves in India increased by 40 million in five years from 2012 to 2016. In past few years, western India, southern and central Pakistan and north-western region of Bangladesh have faced frequent droughts. Severe heat waves and prolonged droughts diminish the quality and availability of water, whether it is surface water or groundwater. Water stress makes women...

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