• Against all Odds: Saving mothers and newborns in rural Telangana

    How a midwife is braving the lack of water and toilets to deliver babies.

  • Water supply for urban poor in India

    Access to safe water remains a vexed issue for the urban poor. Nearly one-third of urban households do not have any water source within their premises, and nearly a third depend on shared facilities. How can we change this?

  • Do you allow maids in your house to use toilets?

    It is hardly surprising then, that access to toilets for domestic workers remains a huge issue in India. As a result domestic workers are forced to spend long hours without answering nature’s call.

  • Technical briefs on menstrual hygiene

    WaterAid India in collaboration with Zariya, PATH, WSSCC and Development Solutions have developed the briefs on normalizing menstruation; menstrual hygiene products; and management of menstrual waste.

  • Seven ways water changes everything

    When we help a community get access to safe water, it's no exaggeration to say it's the start of something life-changing.

  • Lack of access to water and sanitation will worsen antibiotic crisis in India

    A recent study by the London School of Economics and Political Science found almost half a billion cases of diarrhoea are treated annually with antibiotics in India, Nigeria, Indonesia and Brazil; it found this could be cut by 60% by improving people’s access to clean water and safe sanitation.


People don't have household toilets in India.


People in India don't have access to safe water.


Over 60,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation in India.

A lack of safe water, adequate sanitation and good hygiene practices is directly linked to fatal diseases and conditions such as cholera and diarrhoea.

What we do

Our mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

Our impact

Our programs serve a wide range of communities, from those living in remote rural villages to small towns to slums in major cities including New Delhi, Hyderabad and Bhopal.

Toilet fact

44 per cent of the total population in India still defecate in the open.

Open defecation causes chronic diarrhoea that leads to stunting.