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

Juliet - the water entrepreneur

“I’m so glad that Practical Action didn’t look down on me like everyone else. They picked me up a...
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World Water Week: water and jobs

‘Water and jobs’ is the theme of World Water Week this week and at Practical Action it’s a focus ...
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Innovative online monitoring of WASH in Bangladesh

If you are busy in the office, travelling, at home or wherever you are in the world you can watch...
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500 communities motivated to become open defecation free

Bangladesh has reduced open defecation (OD) to 1%. But this ratio is not the same in some of the ...
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A road trip to Gujrana

February’s beautiful few days kept me in the mid-west Terai. This part of Nepal is filled with th...
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Practical Action's top Dads!

The 19th of June is Father's Day, so I thought what better time to share some stories of some ama...
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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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