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

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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Dalit communities plan their own future

Would attending your local council budget setting meeting be high on your wish list? Certainly no...
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A man who sold his mobile to build an improved toilet is a role model in his community

Ramkishor Khaira, 38, the head of a household of eight from Khairanjhal Tole, Gulariya Municipali...
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Can we recycle human waste into a useful resource?

In the national sanitation survey in Bangladesh in 2003 it was observed that only 58% households ...
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11 differences between urban and rural CLTS

Last week, African Ministers spent the week at the AfricaSan4 conference discussing the urgent ne...
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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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