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.
Spotlight on handwashing in rural India
The four fold objectives of this study are to: • Understand the level of awareness about hand hygiene, including a) critical times for handwashing; b) appropriate way to clean hands; c) importance of handwashing, and d) handwashing messages and their sources • Ascertain access to hand hygiene facilities at the household level, with a focus on a) presence of a designated place to wash hands; and b) presence of water and soap at the designated place • Explore hand hygiene practices at the individual and household level, including a) occasions when the individual washed hands with soap and water; and
Drinking Water Quality in India
The challenging task at the hand of water managers remains to ensure adequate access to water resources without undue environmental degradation. Accessibility and water quality issues need to be addressed soon, keeping in mind that the average availability of water is reducing steadily with the growing population and it is estimated that by 2020, India will become a water-stressed nation.
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 .
ARUNDATI MURALIDHARAN & TANYA MAHAJAN Why does GST matter? After a year-long zealous campaign on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for sanitary pads by Members of Parliament, activists, students and the general public, the Government on India announced on 21 July 2018 that sanitary pads will be exempted from GST, a decision that was thought to benefit the thousands of Indian girls and women who use and want to use sanitary pads. The basic premise for the zero tax movement was that sanitary pads are an essential and not a luxury item for women. But will tax exemption really...