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In the last 34 years, we have gone from strength to strength to become one of the most respected organisations dealing solely with water, sanitation and hygiene issues.

WaterAid works in 37 countries worldwide, transforming millions of lives every year.

WaterAid’s mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

Your support has also helped us to influence policy and practice to ensure that the vital role of water, hygiene and sanitation in reducing poverty is recognised globally.

1986

Started work in India with support from WaterAid International.

1987-1990

Thrust on rehabilitation and revival of defunct handpumps in communities across India.

1992-1995

Focus on community management of water and ensuring functionality of handpumps. Established base in India by setting up offices in Kolkata and Tiruchirappalli.

1995-2000

Focus shifted from only water to water, sanitation and hygiene and its health impacts. The two offices merged as WaterAid India based in Tiruchirappalli.

Our work in India

We work with government institutions at the district, state and national-levels to inform them of the ground realities