• A day in Delhi slum

    When super model Elyse Knowles visited this Delhi slum, she saw that something as basic as turning the tap on with clean water gushing out of it was making a world of a difference in the lives of its residents. Read Elyse Knowles’s blog as she jots down her experiences on days spent in the lanes of Delhi's slums.

  • Brides of the well

    ''The reason why we don’t talk about it is because the decision makers get water in their taps. In my house in Juhu, I don’t have any water problem like the people in the slums have. And they pay more for water. It’s tragic and a huge social problem.'' Celebrated film director Shekhar Kapur talks about the water crisis and his animation film Brides Of The Well project with WaterAid.

  • Time to think about groundwater contamination

    Water Fellow Pankaj Ramendu spends time in the villages of Singrauli - once famous for its biodiversity but now a poison hub with people suffering severe health implications due to the high levels of fluoride and arsenic contamination in groundwater. The story in Zee News is part of WaterAid India's 'WASH Matters 2018' Media Fellowship Programme.

  • Female-friendly public toilets: A human right

    The requirements of women and girls are too often ignored in the planning and design of public toilets, leaving them unable to use the toilet where and when needed. Our Facebook Live discussed the issue in detail.

  • Hope flickers in Assam village where water is ‘slow poison’

    How fluoride contamination of groundwater in Tapatjuri in Hojai district of Assam is making people vulnerable to skeletal fluorosis. The district administration is now proactively trying to address the problem by distributing tablets with a combination of calcium, vitamin D, magnesium and zinc and supplying treated river water.

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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