Sanitation

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February 10, 2022 Budget for sanitation sees a decline
Jal Jeevan Mission has picked up pace after two years (Image: Anita Martinz, Wikimedia Commons,  CC-A-2.0 Generic)
October 4, 2021 Lessons from the Swachh Bharat Mission experience
Pop culture icons like Gabbar Singh are painted on the walls of a toilet complex in New Delhi (Image: Project Raahat, Enactus)
July 6, 2021 If trends persist, billions will be left without critical, life-saving WASH services, says a SDG monitoring report

Between 2016 and 2020, the global population with safely managed drinking water at home increased from 70% to 74% (Image: Pxhere)
April 13, 2021 There is a need for long term sustained engagement of the skilled workforce for water and sanitation
Swachhagrahis are the motivators for bringing about behaviour change concerning key sanitation practices in rural India. (Image: SBM)
March 12, 2021 Involving youth to identify appropriate WASH solutions
The Young Professionals worked closely with the District and aimed to fill the gap of the Swachchata Dooths (Image: SCOPE)
Gomti’s tributaries are in a dismal state: Report
News this week Posted on 15 Apr, 2021 10:06 PM

Gomti’s tributaries are in a dismal state, thanks to groundwater exploitation

Gomti river in Lucknow (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Swacchagrahis: The frontline workers of India's largest sanitation program
There is a need for long term sustained engagement of the skilled workforce for water and sanitation Posted on 13 Apr, 2021 02:04 PM

There is good evidence that frontline workers have proved to be gamechanger in the delivery of services like health and integrated child development services (ICDS).

Swachhagrahis are the motivators for bringing about behaviour change concerning key sanitation practices in rural India. (Image: SBM)
Climate change threatens water access for world’s poorest communities
Clean water plays a critical role in helping communities cope with climate change. Posted on 20 Mar, 2021 02:14 PM

The impact of climate change on people’s water supplies is threatening to put progress on bringing clean water to all back decades unless urgent action is taken to help the world’s poorest communities adjust to changing weather patterns. 

 Unless communities have access to a reliable and safe source of water, their health will suffer. (Image: WaterAid)
Young professionals motivate people to participate in rural sanitation
Involving youth to identify appropriate WASH solutions Posted on 12 Mar, 2021 12:23 PM

We all know that regular use of toilets is very important for having good health.

The Young Professionals worked closely with the District and aimed to fill the gap of the Swachchata Dooths (Image: SCOPE)
Jalabandhus for sustainable service delivery
Water For People develops a cadre of entrepreneurs delivering critical services for water security. Posted on 09 Feb, 2021 10:31 PM

As a major source of potable water, hand pumps are ubiquitous in rural India.

Mini piped water scheme helps overcome social exclusion
Promoting sustainable systems that facilitate provision of safe water and sanitation to communities in a tribal village. Posted on 11 Jan, 2021 10:34 AM

In 2016, India ranked 131 among 188 countries in the Human Development Index (HDI). With a population of 1.3 billion, the need for services is high, a

Anganwadi Centres now provided with improved toilets and running water (Image: Water For People India)
Sanitation workers amid the pandemic
The pandemic has exacerbated the issues of exclusion and vulnerability of sanitation workers. Posted on 28 Dec, 2020 01:51 PM

Sanitation workers are out in full force tasked with disinfecting the public spaces as COVID-19 crisis continues to impact the country on top of other serious challenges faced by our WASH sector.

Despite the risks and the dire conditions of their work, sanitation workers continued to do their job (Image: C S Sharada Prasad, India Water Portal)
WaterAid India Organises Virtual Run - The Blue Mile 2.0 for ensuring better access to water for everyone, everywhere
In its 2nd edition, The Blue Mile Run is going virtual for the first time, bringing thousands of runners across the nation together!
Posted on 25 Dec, 2020 11:38 AM

As 2020 draws to a close and a new year beckons, WaterAid India is organising a ‘run’ for water – The Blue Mile 2.0.

Land and environmental approvals needed for faecal sludge treatment facilities
There is an urgent need for specific guidelines and rules for the selection of sites for setting up faecal sludge treatment facilities. Posted on 23 Dec, 2020 04:02 PM

Despite an enabling framework for implementation of Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) initiatives, there exists a vacuum concerning specific guidelines/rules for the selection of sites for setting up of Faecal Sludge Treatment Plants (FSTPs).

The site for the FSTP should be able to accommodate pres­ent and anticipated future requirements. (Image: SCI-FI, CPR)
Getting communities engaged in faecal sludge management
Community engagement structures, espe­cially at the slum and ward level, can take on roles with adequate capacity building and training inputs. Posted on 22 Dec, 2020 05:05 PM

Gyanchand Mishra, Councillor of Ward 3, is the President of the Ward Sanitation Committee (WSC) and is also a member of the City Sanitation Task Force (CSTF).

Community engagement structures at the slum level have ensured that the most mar­ginalized and vulnerable sections of a city, that is, the slum communities now have a voice. (Image: SCI-FI, CPR)
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