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

Urban WASH resilience - What we've been up to this week

[caption align="alignleft" width="210"] An improved latrine, but is it resilient to flooding?[/ca...
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Moments with Bima and her Happy Child Club!!

Having received an opportunity to contribute towards the upliftment of informal sector is somethi...
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Where the big money goes in the WASH sector

Yesterday, World Toilet Day, saw the launch of the ‘report you’ve never heard of’, but it's signi...
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That lady is wearing boots!

Before my journey to Bangladesh I was told to prepare to be stared at, as some of the people I wo...
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A day with Kanchan

I was waiting for the traffic jam to end at Teku, Kathmandu. On the sidewalk near the road, I saw...
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“Innovation” on low cost faecal sludge collection and transportation

Safe management of faecal sludge is a big challenge for Bangladesh. Only Dhaka City has sewerage ...
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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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