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


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

What if you don’t have a toilet, build one now !

Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their att...
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Planners must focus on faecal sludge management

With cut throat competition among Indian cities to become Smart Cities, there have been many aspe...
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World Toilet Day 2015: good news and bad news

But Mummy, I CAAAAN’T WAIT – the familiar cry for anyone with children. Fortunately we live in a ...
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Global Handwashing Day in Nakuru

Bondeni Primary School in Nakuru County became a haven for pomp and colour on 15 October as it ho...
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Global Handwashing Day 2015: Raise a hand for hygiene

‘Have you washed your hands?’ – a phrase that’s part of the repertoire of every parent’s cracked ...
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World Habitat Day: Why public spaces matter for the urban poor

This week the world marked World Habitat Day under the theme of Public Spaces for All. T...
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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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