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Water and sanitation

More than one billion people worldwide can’t get the safe, clean water they need. Lack of access to adequate water supplies means people’s lives are at risk. Drinking, washing, cooking, growing crops and rearing livestock all require water.

Water and sanitation solutions

Projects

Urban water and waste projects

Current and recent projects to improve access to drinking water, sanitation and waste services for the urban poor.

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Faecal sludge management in Bangladesh

Practical Action has won a prestigious innovation award from the International Water Association for our work on ‘faecal sludge management’ in Bangladesh.

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Latest blogs from our water and sanitation projects

An inclusive toilet in Nepal brings smiles to the third gender

In the second week of January, I was on a regular monitoring visit of the SAFA & SWASTHA Gula...
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Role of women waste pickers in Dhaka

Beneath the glaring afternoon sun, I watch as a woman crouches roadside at the base of a city gar...
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Waste and recycling: health concerns herald technology change

Waste recyclers in Lima, the capital of Peru, have overcome tremendous adversities to function as...
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Gender equality and social inclusion in ODF Gulariya project

Gender inequality and social exclusion are issues of global concern. Over the last decade, Asia a...
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Khamba's Story: filtering his way to progress

Khamba Prasad Gharti (42) migrated from his village in hilly Jajarkot District some fifteen years...
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More than a toilet

When we crossed the streets of Baji Persia of Gulariya Municipality to reach Shalik Ram’s house i...
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WEDC

WEDC International Conference 1-5 July 2013, Nakuru, Kenya

Practical Action provided support to this conference, which looked at delivering water, sanitation and hygiene services in an uncertain environment.

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