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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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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.

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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

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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.

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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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