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

Towards healthy informal waste workers in Nepal

[caption align="alignright" width="300"] PRISM supported IWWs[/caption] Practical Action recen...
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Water in Turkana

Around this time last year I had the privilege of spending time in the remote villages of Lorengi...
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Safer Cities - How bicycles are the workhorses of water and sanitation projects….

This weekend I heard the ‘Tandem Turners’ talk about their round the world ride to raise money an...
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Safer Cities - How Practical Action is bringing safe drinking water, free from Iron and Arsenic contamination, to slum communities in Bangladesh

Satkhira is one of Bangladesh’s oldest municipalities, created in 1869. Bordering the world famou...
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Turning outrage into action

Acts of violence against women continue to shock the Indian national consciousness. While open de...
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Loos, murder, rape - the status of women in our societies

Listening to the news this morning I realised that the two young girls in India, aged 14 and 16, ...
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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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