In WaterAid Bangladesh, we emphasise on consolidation of the past programme accomplishments, replication and scaling-up successful models for sustainability

We aim to address WaterAid’s objectives of ensuring water and sanitation rights, hygiene promotion, capacity development of sector stakeholders, generation and dissemination of critical knowledge, policy change and institutional development.


Influencing and Enabling programme helps WaterAid’s expansion of focus from needs based service delivery to rights based approach and intends to influence policy changes and institutional arrangements to meet our national WASH goal and MDG.


The crisis: Illegal water connections

Pipes carrying illegal water; connections snake through a Korail slum lane, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Korail slum is the biggest slum in Dhaka with 100,000 people living in. Slum residents have hanging latrines that discharge directly into the lake. The residents pay to use unofficial connections to DWASA’s water supply that operate sporadically.

October 2008

The process: It’s drama time

Popular theatre, performed by kids, organised in a slum at Mirpur of Dhaka city to raise awareness about hygiene education.

WaterAid and its partners run many innovative events at community level engaging mass people as well as other audiences to act towards the cause of safe water, hygiene and sanitation.

June 2010

The impact: Living with dignity

Sima and frinds are happy to have a proper bathing place next to their room, TT para sweeper colony, Dhaka.

Sweepers, one of the most neglected and marginalised communities, often lack many basic facilities including water and sanitation. WaterAid has been working with them to cater their needs to live a life with dignity.

October 2011