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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

Being Young

At least, a smile means something; The satisfaction of being the reason of it, The happiness to...
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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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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 attitudes." - ...
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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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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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