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Water and sanitation documents

From policy reports and briefing documents to case studies and research papers, you will find all documents on water and sanitation here.

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A number of activites demonstrating how important water is to our lives and those living in developing countries

Activites demonstrating how important water is to our lives and those living in developing countries

  • English
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Activites looking at why clean water is important and how water in cleaned in different countries

Activites looking at why clean water is important and how water in cleaned in different countries

  • English
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Activities comparing coping with flooding in Uk and developing countries

Images from Bangladesh showing the impact of flooding

  • English
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Activities in which pupils investigate different ways of preparing for floods

Activities in which pupils investigate different ways of preparing for floods

  • English
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Activities in which students discuss, role paly and write news reports on the effects of flooding

Activities in which students discuss, role paly and write news reports on the effects of flooding

  • English
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Activities looking at the importance of drainage in sanitation

Activities looking at the importance of drainage in sanitation

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Activities where pupils look at why area flood

Practical Activities in which pupils investigate and experiment with different ways of trying to prevent flooding, mitigate against its possible impact and devise emergency plans

  • English
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Building small-scale water harvesting dams: the experience of Practical Action (ITDG) in North Darfur State, Western Sudan

The manual reflects Practical Action experiences of water harvesting dams in western Sudan, and demonstrates the quick impact that dams can make on people's livelihoods

  • English,
  • project
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Case studies of communities in Bangladesh coping with flooding

Case studies of communities in Bangladesh coping with flooding

  • English
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Case studies of communities in Nepal coping with flooding

Case studies of communities in Nepal coping with flooding

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Case study showing how flooding in Bangladesh has affected communities who live there

Case study showing how families and communities in Bangladesh were affected by flooding, and how they have adopted different strategies to cope with floods and prepare for new floods

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Case study showing how flooding in Bangladesh has affected communities who live there

Case study showing how families and communities in Nepal were affected by flooding, and how they have adopted different strategies to cope with floods and prepare for new floods

  • English
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Clay Based Technologies

  • guides and manuals
  • English

This shows the general approach to clay based techologies and how to make a range of clay based products.

Shadia Abdul Moneim et al, Published by Practical Action Sudan on 07/20/12

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Ensuring safe drinking water in Bangladesh

Continuous reliable access to safe drinking water and sanitation services is only one of the most important elements for quality of life and the possibility of development.

  • English,
  • project
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GATS and the electricity and water sectors

A report by Stephen Thomas and David Hall of the Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) at the University of Greenwich, commissioned by Practical Action in 2006.

  • English,
  • policy
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How access to toilets differs around the world is looked at in a range of activities

How access to toilets differs around the world is looked at in a range of activities

  • English
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Human Powered Handpumps

  • fact sheet
  • English

This brief presents an overview of the types of human-powered water lifters available, the applications appropriate to them, and their comparative advantages.

Jane Oley, Published by Practical Action on 02/02/06

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Human powered handpumps

The different types of pumps used in different situations, with simple diagrams, and the advantages and disadvantages for each system.

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Images of communities in Nepal and Bangladesh preparing for a flood

Communities in Nepal and Bangladesh preparing for a flood

  • English
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Images of technology being uses to solve flood related problems in nepal and Bangladesh

A series of images showing how technology has been used in Nepal and Bangladesh to solve problems related to flooding

  • English
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Images of technology being uses to solve flood related problems in nepal and Bangladesh

A range of different appropriate technologies being uses to solve flood related problems in Nepal and Bangladesh

  • English
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Images showing how people in Bangladesh have been affected by floods

The effects of fooding on communities in Bangladesh

  • English
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Images showing measures taken to lessen the impact of flooding in Bangladesh

Images from Bangladesh showing the measures taken to lessen the impact of flooding

  • English
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Images showing the effect of flooding on people in Bangladesh

Images fromBangladesh showing the effects of flooding on local communities

  • English
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Improvement of living conditions of High-Andean families, reducing environmental hazards through access and administration of ba

An introduction to this project in the high mountainous regions of Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, which serves to provide access to basic water and clean energy services, promoting sustainable management and gender equality.

  • English,
  • project
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Improving access to services

A brief introduction to how we are working with poor communities to help provide access to basic services such as energy, water, sanitation, adequate shelter and transport.

  • English,
  • introductory leaflet
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Poster showing boys collecting water from a micro hydro plant in Kenya

Boys collecting water from a micro hydro plant in Kenya

  • English,
  • poster
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Rainwater Harvesting during Reconstruction

  • fact sheet
  • English

Overview of RWH technologies and how they can be considered in the reconstruction process.

Martin Bounds, Published by Practical Action on 11/18/11

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Sectoral trends in the water sector (technology, policy and poverty) in South Asia, Reba Paul; Technologies for poverty reductio

Poverty reduction is a complex issue, need specific targeted actions to ensure support to the weak and marginal communities in terms of policy, technical, institutional, environmental and financial.

  • English,
  • event materials
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Sharing - issue 9, January 2005 - the newsletter of Practical Action Sudan

Articles include: Sustainability in the urban environment; Access to water in informal settlements; Improving urban livelihoods; Indoor smoke pollution reduction methods; The impact of women's development associations

  • English,
  • newsletter
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SODIS solar water disinfection in Sri Lanka

A brief explaining the ease and success of this simple, cheap system.

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Solar Photovoltaic Waterpumping - Pompes à Eau Solaires (Photovoltaïque)

  • fact sheet
  • French

Le pompage de l'eau est une longue histoire ; tellement de méthodes ont été développées pour pomper l'eau.

Published by Practical Action on 11/06/12

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Students consider how they and other people round the world keep clean

Students consider how they and other people round the world keep clean

  • English
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Students look at where water comes from around the world

Students look at where water comes from around the world

  • English
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Sustainable livelihoods for families in Colquencha

Information bulletin on the Colquencha Slopes project in La Paz, Bolivia, running from 2009-2013.

  • English,
  • project
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SWASHTHA - building healthy communities

Practical Action's SWASHTHA project in Bharatpur, Butwal, Gulariya and Tikapur municipalities of Nepal focussed on the health and wellbeing of the urban and peri urban settlements, by improving access to safe water, improved sanitation condition, better hygiene practices, proper waste management...

  • project
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SWASHTHA Building healthy communities

Practical Action's SWASHTHA project in Bharatpur, Butwal, Gulariya and Tikapur municipalities of Nepal focussed on the health and wellbeing of the urban and peri urban settlements, by improving access to safe water, improved sanitation condition, better hygiene practices, proper waste management...

  • project
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SWASHTHA Lessons Learnt

The SWASTHA project (Strengthening Water, Air, Sanitation and Hygiene Treasuring Health) developed and promoted integrated approaches by addressing major environmental health risks in Nepal, such as indoor air quality, water quality, sanitation facilities, and hygiene behaviours. This report...

  • English,
  • project
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Water

Clean water is essential to life. Diseases carried by water kill millions of people every year. Ideas for projects around getting water, cleaning it, storing it and using it are suggested.

  • education resource
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Water conservation

Pupils investigate where water comes from, how it is cleaned , stored and transported and why we should save it.

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Water Supply during Emergencies

  • fact sheet
  • English

Overview of options for water supply in an emergency context, with relation to people-centred reconstruction principles.

Martin Bounds, Published by Practical Action on 03/02/12

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Water Treatment during Reconstruction

  • fact sheet
  • English

Overview of water treatment solutions suitable to a post-disaster context

Martin Bounds, Published by Practical Action on 03/26/12

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Water, technology and commoditisation and poor - an Indian case study, Professor D Sundaram

This paper highlights the increased role of water technology in transforming the water from public good to private good and thereby on an increased commodization of the water leading to a deprivation of the water resources for the poor farmers.

  • English,
  • case study
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