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

“A dam and an apple both use water to bring us energy” I like the statement, Do you?

From Stockholm World Water Week I can take you to Stockholm World Water Week saying “...
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Handwashing, Bangla Style

In a country where diarrhoea is the number one killer, it's good to meet a community which takes ...
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World Water Week: the good, the bad, the unexpected

Before I came to World Water Week I asked whether there would be enough focus on smallholder farm...
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Remembering the power of off-grid at World Water Week

World Water Week is a key global event for political, social and scientific discussions about one...
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Putting a value on human waste

Internal knowledge sharing is vital in our organisation.  It is a struggle to keep up with the am...
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The only boss that I have - "The DONOR"

Is your boss not satisfied with our work? What do you expect then? A pink slip? - It makes sense ...
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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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