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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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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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Wild Water – The State of the World’s Water 2017

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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Overflowing Cities: The State of the World’s Toilet 2016

Without access to any system for removing human waste, almost 100 million urban dwellers have little option but to practise open defecation. The remaining 600 million people rely on toilets that do not fulfil minimum requirements of hygiene, safety or privacy – including dirty and crowded communal toilets, and rudimentary pit or bucket latrines. Communities near water may use ‘hanging’ latrines suspended over a river or lake, where human waste drops straight into the water. Streets and common areas quickly become open sewers and rubbish dumps.

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WaterAid: India visit with Hugh Bonneville
August 2015

How the WASH sector can contribute to the National Nutrition Mission

ARUNDATI MURALIDHARAN The recently approved National Nutrition Mission provides an opportunity to integrate water, sanitation and hygiene interventions for improved nutritional outcomes for children and women. The Government of India’s commitment to improve nutritional status of children and women is receiving unprecedented support. Recently, the Cabinet approved the launch of the National Nutrition Mission with financial support of Rs 9046.17 crore. Perhaps the most promising feature of this Mission is the explicit recognition of the need for convergence among various schemes addressing nutrition along with instituting robust monitoring mechanisms and engendering community participation. While the Mission does not elucidate the...

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