They should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere but they are not. And that is what WaterAid India is trying to achieve.

Who we are

WaterAid India is part of the global WaterAid network which seeks to improve access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone, everywhere.

We started in 1986 because no non-profit like us existed. We are 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.

In India, WaterAid works with communities in rural and urban areas through partners. Thanks to our amazing supporters, we have reached millions of people with these three essentials – clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene – enabling communities to unlock their potential to break free from the cycle of poverty and to change lives for good.

We will not stop. Not until clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are a normal part of everyday life for everyone, everywhere.


Today, we reel under the worst water crisis ever. We work towards solutions with communities that last a lifetime and beyond.


Without decent toilets, diseases spread fast and dignity is compromised. We spread awareness to generate demand for toilets and train communities for long-lasting impact.


Good hygiene practice is one of the most effective ways to safeguard health. We promote it amongst children and adults, starting with the simple act of handwashing.

Know our niche and themes on which WaterAid India works.

Stories of impact

How our work has changed the lives of people across India.

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