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

On making the SDGs meaningful: Practical Action's views on the state of play of the post-2015 development agenda

UN negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda represent the follow-up process of two global...
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Shit Matters

I’m looking forward to listening to BBC Radio 4s Costing the Earth – A toilet for the 21st Read more

Innocent abroad

I love going to meetings at the innocent drinks' offices.  Apart the from the funky surroundings ...
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5 things to make life better

What would your life be like without lighting or power? And can you imagine living without a toil...
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Human rights for the voiceless in urban slums

Today is Human Rights Day - the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In...
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Shocking truth about bullying of refuse workers

They live in shame and fear. They're treated as social outcasts and have to bear verbal and somet...
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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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