Globally 844 million people lack access to clean water. India alone accounts for 163 million1.
In India, only 57% of the population has access to water available on the premises and only 31% of the rural population has access to piped water supply.
The burden of collecting water falls mainly on women who walk many rounds and long distances simply to get access to clean water. Access to clean water closer home can give people the time and resources to find jobs, learn new skills and run successful businesses. It helps them break free from poverty and change their lives for good. Access to clean water helps babies make it through their vulnerable first five years, gives new mums the best chance of survival and gives everyone in a family a fighting chance to avoide waterborne diseases.
When clean water is easily accessible at school premises for drinking and washing, children do not drop out, which enables them to study and gives them a chance to live their dreams and build a better future for themselves and their families.
Access to clean water is critical to help people live their lives to the fullest.
WaterAid is an international non-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Only by tackling these three essentials in ways that last, can people change their lives for good. Since 1986, In 2017-18, it reached 209,971 people with access to clean water and 474,910 people with access to decent sanitation. WaterAid India is registered as Jal Seva Charitable Foundation (JSCF) in the country as a not-for-profit company and is an associate member of WaterAid International.
In 2016-17, WaterAid India reached to 6,03,716 people with access to clean water, 11,71,524 people with access to toilets and 15,66,669 people with hygiene education.
Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are basic human rights. They should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere – but they aren’t. That’s why we’re here.
To know more about who we are and what we do www.wateraidindia.in
*Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation by WHO and UNICEF
Engineering Staff College of India
I acknowledge Water Aid India to be a valuable partner in the implementation of the WASH projects that aims to provide access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene in the districts/communities of State of Telangana.
We are aware of Water Aid’s work in the past few years as a strong WASH partner with sound Technical knowhow Capable of taking up hardware installations in WASH Sector. Water Aid India has a wide outreach and commendable research work and programs around critical WASH themes done across different states of India and their international network and outreach is well known.
I admire the policy as well as program changes that Water Aid could leverage for improving quality of life of the most needy communities through their community level WASH interventions advocacy initiatives. I am also thankful to them for the valuable insights that they have provided to improve our programs and partnerships.
As a joint partner Engineering Staff college of India (ESCI) a National Key Resources Centre (KRC) empaneled with Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MoDWS) Govt. of India desires to take up large scale initiatives in WASH Sector with its strong technical expertise.
I wish Water Aid great success in all their future endeavours and look forward to greater cooperation for our ongoing collaboration with Water Aid.
|Nitin Nagesh Pai||Director|
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