• Because access to clean water will give their dreams a chance.

    When we dream of a better future, most of us think of a better house, good education for our children, our career goals and good health. But many have no option, but to treat these dreams secondary to a very basic need- access to clean water. Let's empower their dreams with clean water.

  • Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018

    WaterAid India participated in the Menstrual Awareness Conclave organized by the Niine Movement supported by India’s Pad Man, Akshay Kumar. Avinash Kumar, Director: Policy and Programmes, was a part of the panel to discuss Menstrual Hygiene Management Awareness: The road to achieving universal awareness along with Shabana Azmi, renowned Actor and Social Media Activist and Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament.

  • Live Chat on the ABC of Menstruation

    On 28 May 2018, Girliyapa, an online platform that raises awareness through light-comic videos, invited Nitika Sarah, Project Manager, WaterAid India to discuss the ABC of menstruation with Tracy Singh, Channel Head, Girliyapa.

  • Hrudamajhi’s fight against fluoride contamination

    Hrudamajhi, 45, shares the ordeal faced by herself and her community to access clean water. The fluoride level of water was over 3ppm (way more than the permissible limit of 0.7ppm) in all five hand pumps of the village

  • Employee Engagement with Bank of America

    WaterAid India in collaboration with Bank of America organised a series of employee engagement activities to sensitise the employees on the need of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for communities.

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.


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