Publications

A look at the reports and briefs about policy and practice in water, sanitation and hygiene.
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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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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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Solid and Liquid Waste Management in Rural Areas (Hindi)

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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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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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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