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 .
ISHITA RAMPAL India, a country home to over 1.3 billion people, is equivalent to 17.7% of the world’s total population. Along with the varied culture and diversity, emerges an overwhelming reality – the lack of basics such as clean water to drink, an accessible toilet, and good hygiene practices. As I travelled to some of the most remote rural communities and trailed the lanes of urban slum dwellings in fast-growing towns, this blatant truth was everywhere. But even though the growing population and the lack of resources has its own challenges, there are communities and small groups of men, women,...