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Urban water and waste projects

In 2015 diarrhoea was the second biggest cause of death in low income countries.  Slum populations are increasing each year and 1.8 billion people drink water contaminated with faeces.

Practical Action has a successful track recond in water supply, sanitation and hygiene programmes. We promote the community-led total sanitation approach with partners and local governments, demonstrating best practice and developing innovative technologies for clean water and waste management.

We help local communities to work together with the authorities and the private sector to develop long-term solutions that benefit everyone.

Safe faecal sludge management in Faridpur

Developing an effective and functional sludge management system for Faridpur

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Total sanitation in Kisumu

Water, sanitation improvements and hygiene education in two of Kisumu’s slums, Nyalenda and Obunga to reduce the spread of water borne diseases.

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Building healthy communities (Swachh Samudai)

The problem Poor sanitation in Choudwar, a city in Odisha state in India, causes frequent cases of diarrhoea, dysentery, typhoid and gastroenteritis in the population and also create issues of safety and security for women and girls. In the 17 slum areas of the city le...

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Sustainable urban sanitation in Odisha

The problem Nearly half the urban population of India do not have access to basic sanitation. Odisha's smaller urban centres are without piped sewage systems and nearly half of urban households do no have a toilet. The proportion is even higher in slum areas.  ...

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We also work in remote, rural areas helping communities to access clean water and sanitation in challenging locations and where water is in short supply.

Water for three states

This project will provide secure access to safe water through renovation and construction of water points and groundwater collection infrastructure and will promote improvements in hygiene and sanitation practice in the region.

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Water and sanitation in Turkana

The problem In Kenya’s arid northern regions remote rural communities have limited access to clean water.   Many women and children spend several hours a day collecting water from the nearest water source. More than 80% of the population have no access ...

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Healthy schools in Apurimac

The problem Many remote Andean communities lack basic services such as electricity and clean drinking water. Students' learning achievement is often low and there are high rates of teacher and student absenteeism through sickness.  Schools have little opportun...

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Completed projects

Completed projects

An archive of completed urban poverty projects.

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Barsha: An Innovative and Sustainable Irrigation Pump for Smallholder Farmers

Water is essential to life, but many people do not have access to it. Lack of water can mean that land is so dehydrated that crops are unable to grow to feed families. In this project, Practical Action is ensuring an affordable irrigation solution to farmers who live in areas of water scarcity. T...

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Open Defecation Free Gulariya Municipality by 2015

In some rural areas of Nepal, people defecate in fields, rivers and other open spaces instead of using a toilet which can lead to diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea and worms. This happens either because they don't have access to a toilet or because they lack understanding about sanitation.

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Peoples' Plans Into Practice (PPP): Kisumu and Kitale

Country: Kenya Dates: October 2008 - September 2013 Partners: Shelter Forum, KUAP Funder: Comic Relief  Locations: Kisumu (Manyatta and Nyalenda), Kitale: Tuwani, Grasslands, Sokoni The city of Kisumu on the banks of Lake Victoria is Kenya’s third largest, with a populat...

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Promoting Examples of Participatory Local Empowerment in Urban Planning (PEOPLE UP)

A Practical Action project in Mutare and Epworth to improve the living conditions of poor and marginalised urban and peri-urban residents by accessing and sustaining basic municipal and infrastructure services.

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SWASHTHA - Strengthening Water, Air, Sanitation and Hygiene Treasuring Health

This project aims to develop and promote integrated approaches by addressing major environmental health risks, such as indoor air quality, water quality, sanitation facilities and hygiene behaviours to create healthy homes benefiting 30,000 women and children in urban and peri urban settlements i...

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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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Urban waste pickers in Kathmandu (PRISM)

Nepal, 2011-2014. Urban waste pickers are among the poorest people in Kathmandu valley. This project aims to improve the living conditions of informal workers in the solid waste management sector.

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Total sanitation in Nakuru slums

In 2012 Practical Action launched an ambitious, funded by Comic Relief, which will improve the quality of life for slum communities of 190,000 people in Nakuru, Kenya.

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Integrated urban services

Delivering Decentralisation: The main objective of the project was to empower slum dwellers in Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to engage effectively in decision making process and delivery of improved services at local level. More than 40,000 men and women in the 82 slums and their organisations ...

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