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

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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New SDG on WASH is great, but 3 things to watch for

Since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were agreed in 2000, the profile and importance of ...
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They came, they saw and they conquered

"...we tend to think of development, not in terms of evolution, but in terms of creation." E. ...
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A day in the life of Tillotama and Rabinarayana

By Ananta Prasad & Warwick Franklin Yesterday we visited two communities who will be inclu...
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What the increasing use of desalination means for the world

Hundreds of new desalination plants are cropping up across the globe to meet the growing needs fo...
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This slum was nothing like I expected

I’ve just come to the end of a 10 day visit to Bangladesh, it was my first time to the country...
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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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